EnerNOC Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
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  1. Frustrated with the muldirections company is headed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EnerNOC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are very bright and capable and really want to make a difference. They are hard working and the majority seem unfazed by long hours

    Cons

    It seems that we are moving in multiple directions and we aren't working to perfect any of them.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that managers receive training before being put into the position and keep a closer eye on what is being sold by sales team.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Mismanaged yet exciting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at EnerNOC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    EnerNOC has a lot of momentum in the energy space and is in position for future success. Employees are generally talented and work hard. The company tries to do well by its employees, even though benefits are below market.

    Cons

    Most VPs have only ever held leadership positions at EnerNOC, a completely dysfunctional leadership team. Prepare yourself for rancorous politics at the top or just keep your head down and work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Hire leadership talent, the disdain for outside influence is a secret not well-kept.

  3. Helpful (10)

    Laughable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, company probably won't go under any time soon.

    Cons

    Tough to take these people as seriously as they take themselves. Almost everyone there has an overinflated sense of self worth. Demand response, once the core business, is not what it used to be. EnerNOC is trying to reinvent itself as an SAAS company. Good luck with that. I see comments on here about the fast pace and the heavy workload but I honestly never witnessed much of anything actually getting accomplished. Everything is an unorganized fire drill. Many times I just ignored the latest 'must have' because by the next day, it becomes something else.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pretend to care about doing anything beyond the bare minimum for you employees.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Started out fine, ended up being the worst

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunity for young people with the proper pedigree.

    Cons

    Duplicitous, 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 Management

    Find something worthwhile for your customers. The current slate of offerings are weak and thin.

  6. Helpful (6)

    Sales professionals beware

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sales 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 Management

    Care 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.

  7. Helpful (14)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Operations in Boston, MA

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management (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 Management

    WAKE 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.

  8. Helpful (16)

    Yikes! Run for your life!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    If 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 Management

    Lighten up. No one really likes working for jerks.

  9. Helpful (4)

    Not Worth it!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, travel, expenses never questioned, autonomy,

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Stop 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

  10. Helpful (6)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There 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!

    Cons

    As 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 Management

    Grow up. Your turnover of top talent over the past few years tells it all.

  11. Helpful (9)

    Smoke and mirrors

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free snacks and nice view of the harbor

    Cons

    Don'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 Management

    Find something else you suck at.

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