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Ameresco CEO George Sakellaris
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    Great people locally, but HQ lacks direction.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Ameresco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Talent: Ameresco employs some of the brightest minds I've had the pleasure of dealing with. 90% of the local staff is top notch.
    Communication: Everyone is eager to help each other and knowledge is shared freely.
    Environment: Management is involved and coordinated without being in your business and looking over your shoulder. A high level of trust is shown and earned with competence and not brown nosing.
    Salary: Pay is competitive and fair. You can probably find a higher salary somewhere else, but it's not much more, and it's certainly not worth the headaches.

    Cons

    Benefits: No vehicles. I've put 60k miles on my personal car in 2 years (exactly 2 years as of post date). Bonuses are sporadic and I don't know what they're for or how to get more of them.
    Use of Resources: I've never spoken to anyone from a different region (excluding Framingham). There are solar and utility management divisions that don't ever get utilized when we all exist under the same umbrella.
    Disconnect from Corporate: This is the big one. Ameresco's strategy was to gobble up smaller companies to establish market share nationally. This is well and good, but it seems like they did it without any sort of plan on how they would commingle all of these different offices.Everything from payroll issues, HR problems, expenses and budgets needs to go through the mothership in Boston. It's incredibly inefficient at best and mind-numbingly annoying at worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your regional offices the tools to succeed. Also, quit missing projections and pile driving the stock.

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    Engineering Assistant Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Ameresco in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was made by branch manager a week after submitting my resume to set-up an in-person interview. While I waited for my interview with the branch manager, the HR department emailed me background check consent forms to sign and fax back and scheduled a phone interview with me. I first had my phone interview with HR and a couple days later I met with the branch manager. Three days after my interview with the branch manager, the branch manager notified me via email that I had been selected for the internship and that HR would be sending me an official offer letter soon. A week went by before I received the offer letter (the branch manager called to inform me of the delay). It took 4-weeks for the entire process.

    *NOTE: HR was contacting me from HQ in MA while the branch was in Oak Brook, IL.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected question: "Describe yourself using adjectives."
      Most difficult question: The famous "Why should I hire you?"
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.ameresco.com
Headquarters Framingham, MA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Public (AMRC)
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Johnson Controls

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