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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Energy Curtailment Specialists full-time (more than an year)Pros
-Very friendly and positive people.
-Flexible work schedule... different start/end times dependent on the employee's needs.
-Good benefits, including 401k, health and dental insurance, paid vacation, short and long-term disability, relaxed atmosphere and dress code, free gym access, and life insurance opportunities.
-Early departure the day before holidays.
-Bake sales, fundraisers, company gatherings outside of work.
-Very flexible HR department when it comes to days off or making up time due to sickness, child care, home emergencies, etc. As long as you're honest, make the effort to be at work, and don't abuse policy, it all works out.
-Safety committee... small internal group holds regular meetings, assessing potential hazards and coming up with positive changes to ensure the health and safety of the employees.
-Industry leader as a demand response provider. Energy programs and services help commercial and industrial businesses reduce their energy costs and usage.Cons
-Communication between departments can be difficult sometimes. Knowing what sections of a given department or departments as a whole are doing can stimulate creative thought, new possibilities towards solving the same goals, and keeping everyone in the loop.
-A small number of bad apples in the company whose end goal is to whine and complain, yet never speak up or offer suggestions when called out by management or given the chance to make things better. FYI... you don't need to receive accolades each time your do your job correctly. That's what a paycheck is for. Sure, recognition is nice to receive from time to time, however your misery really doesn't like company and instead brings down others who find you insufferable. You need to remember that you have a job (and a good one, at that) in Buffalo, NY. That in itself is a win-win.Advice to ManagementAdvice
-Invest in your employees (literally and figuratively). Give them reasons to stay and continue to develop their careers with you. Ask for their advice. They may seem like a number at times, but these are the building blocks that can make this company greater.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Energy Curtailment Specialists in July 2009.Interview Details
Applied online and received a phone call from HR within a week to schedule an interview (no interview questions). The in-person interview included basic questions about experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office. There was an easy Excel test. I had only one, 1:1 interview and was offered a job that I accepted.Interview QuestionsNegotiation DetailsAble to negotiate and flexibleAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. (ECS) is the supreme administrator of electricity demand response programs in the United States, promoting conservation awareness and helping to ensure the reliability of our country’s electric distribution systems. Over the last 13 years Energy Curtailment Specialists has grown significantly. We were nominated the “Best Place to Work in WNY” and made the “Fast Track 50” and the “Top Private Companies” over the past five years.