EnerNOC
2.8 of 5 99 reviews
www.enernoc.com Boston, MA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 3, 2014

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EnerNOC Chairman and CEO Tim Healy

Tim Healy

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Started out fine, ended up being the worst

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGood opportunity for young people with the proper pedigree.

    ConsDuplicitous, self serving middle management. Many people are out for themselves at the expense of those working below. There is absolutely zero opportunity for advancement for virtually everyone. There have been a few suspect 'promotions' for a select group of people who went to the right school. Turnover is exceptionally high.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind something worthwhile for your customers. The current slate of offerings are weak and thin.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales professionals beware

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGood technology, proven real-time energy data collection and delivery. Excellent recruiting team, and decent benefits.

    ConsSales organization execs are self-serving and out of touch. More of a dictatorship driven by fear than true leadership. Diminishing commissions, uncertain measurements, no salary increases. So, very high turn-over in the sales ranks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about the people working for you. Sanity-check sales plans with veterans in the field. Value the knowledge and customer relationships of the people you drive away.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    USED to be a good place to work. Not any more.

    Operations (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsIf you are salary, you will have flexibility with your hours. Good pay for someone straight out of college. Decent (not great) perks.

    ConsManagement (from junior to senior levels) have their own agenda, if you do not fit in it, WATCH OUT! The hours you are expected to work are crazy! (50-60+ work weeks are not uncommon) The company will do virtually NOTHING for employee retention. They let key contributors leave to save money rather than pay the going rate. Work/Family life balance, WHAT'S THAT? Ever work in a place where your peers review your performance and that determines your bonus or raise vs your manager doing it themselves? No? Because it should NEVER happen. If you are above 25 and looking for a career, STAY AWAY! If you are looking for a starter company to get your feet wet before moving on to a larger company (or smaller) you could do worse but the average length of employment is now sitting around 3 years. What does that say about the award for best places to work in Boston? Management shoved the company review down employees throats for employees to give positive reviews. and made it part of the year end company goal percentage of positive reviews or it would count negatively towards your bonus. Raises average around 2% annually while cost of living continues to rise to about 4% Don't let the positive reviews fool you, the majority of them are from junior employees or kids straight out of college with nothing to compare their current position to. This is a very young company but none the less it is a good ol' boys club. A fraternity that you are either in or not in. If you are not in, you are not valued or appreciated for your contributions. BEWARE of poor pay, below average raises and bonuses, decent but not great benefits, and HIGH employee turnover. (Good luck trying to advance or get promoted..see fraternity statement above) The best part of working at this company is the new office building with a great view of Boston Harbor, until they finish construction of the 3 buildings going up in front of it. Then, it will be just another building.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWAKE UP! Treat your employees like professionals, stop letting them leave. Show them you value and appreciate them and they will stop leaving. The constant rehiring in nearly every department needs to stop. You are bleeding money right now and struggling to turn a profit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It started out great and ended with the reveal of many, many lies

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThere is a lot of great talent that goes to work at, then leaves EnerNOC. If you are a Tuck alum, you will be taken care of here!

    ConsAs the curtain got pulled back, we realized the wizard was just a bunch of smoke. Reference the FERC fine imposed in Dec 2012 (public info). Commissions paid to sales are based on only a fraction of what the company actually bills or registers a customer at (reference same Dec 2012 FERC fines discussing Demand Response registration)

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up. Your turnover of top talent over the past few years tells it all.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Worth it!

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsSalary, travel, expenses never questioned, autonomy,

    ConsWork environment, "Pump & Dump", not interested in customer concerns, just want to get the next contract

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop applying 1950 "cold call" tactics to a modern day consultative sales environment if you want to sell anything other than DR to a non-DR customer

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Yikes! Run for your life!

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThere are no pros to working here. Borderline ethics, management can't be trusted or believed. EnerNOC loves to promise one thing and not deliver, especially to the sales teams.

    ConsIf you are considering working here, be advised that the benefits are lacking, the pay is below average and EnerNOC will treat you as a disposable commodity. Turnover is rapid and constant. Middle management thrives on backstabbing to get ahead. If you have to take a job here, get the experience and have an exit plan in place. Unless you have a top 5 MBA and the right pedigree, career advancement is impossible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLighten up. No one really likes working for jerks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smoke and mirrors

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsFree snacks and nice view of the harbor

    ConsDon't be fooled by the shiny new office though, it's all a front to attract investors or potential buyers. Management are largely clueless, the technology is antiquated, held together by a couple of strings and nobody that works there understands how it works, most of the work are done by interns who don't know any better. But chances are this is all academic since there are budget cuts everywhere and a hiring freeze is in place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind something else you suck at.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    dishonest SR Management, smoke and mirrors technology/products and career purgatory

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsStanding desks and free office soda/coffee/snacks.

    ConsTop leadership of sales/marketing drives a ton of people away, managing by fear and just basically bullying people. Top level management in general has a serious credibility/authenticity issue. The vibe among employees is so negative its hard to imagine why they get any awards as a "top place to work". There is a reason headcount turns over so frequently and people are so negative in their reviews.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRepent....then find a back-bone and a sense of right and wrong. Take some personal responsibility for the fact that when people leave or are fired....its a reflection of your immense shortcoming as managers...you hired them after all.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    What a waste of talent

    Senior Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsHonestly, I cannot think of a positive reason to work here.

    ConsThere is not a place for people who want to move up in the company--especially if you didn't attend an Ivy-league school or consider the CEO, President and Sales VP personal friends.
    Management is very egotistical and not interested in real change.
    The Sales Team continues to have the goal posts changed on them by the CEO, who is the most disingenuous person I have ever met.
    Sales Management is continually drafting new sales commission plans and employees are forced to accept them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house on upper management. They have all been there too long and are not able to see beyond their own selfish and financial interests.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    House of cards

    Director (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThere is a twenty word minimum for this section, so I am filling up space without actually naming one positive. This is because there are none and I do not want to create a false one.

    ConsTake a look at the financials. This company has never and certainly will never be profitable. Margins are shrinking everywhere you look. ENOC was able to command a ridiculous share of demand response revenue two or even three years ago. This is no longer the case. Their efficiency product is thin and too expensive. Better companies are out there for the discerning consumer. Their supply product is virtually worthless. Most businesses can do their supply on their own for one tenth of the ENOC charges.

    If you come to work here, you will be spinning your wheels at a thousand miles an hour (which isn't always a bad thing) for little or no comparative pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep raking in the cash for yourselves. Make sure turnover stays high. That way, you will never have to really pay anyone else.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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