Aera Energy

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Aera Energy Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
8 Reviews
3.8
8 Reviews
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Aera Energy President and CEO Gaurdie E. Banister Jr.
Gaurdie E. Banister Jr.
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  1.  

    Great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aera Energy

    Pros

    Salary, cheap living, great benefits, great training, great work-life balance. Great people there too!

    Cons

    Bakersfield is not exactly great for doing things n the weekend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees in the field. The Oaks is sometimes out of touch with the field.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Aera Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and they hold true to the work-life balance with the 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    Company is focused on engineers and therefore forgets about the value that business segments add to the business, as is reflected in the overall culture of the company.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Too busy in meetings to accomplish objectives

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Aera Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary and 4 weeks of vacation

    Cons

    Politically motivated, and does not really care about employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting political backstabbers and realize all different types of employees are needed to effectively run a good organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    An innovative company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Aera Energy

    Pros

    Great benefits. Family oriented company that encourages sons, daughters, wives to apply. Promotes good health from the top down and fully embraces safety culture.

    Cons

    Huge age gap in technical staff. Offices are only in California so there will not be any movement out of California.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to cross train young professionals by sending them to other fields outside of California to gain industry experience. Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Aera Energy

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Flexible with Schedule, Great Pay, Good working environment

    Cons

    Minimal growth opportunities throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways to grow the company. Growth would lead to more opportunities and growth for all.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company Overview

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aera Energy

    Pros

    Great people, work/life balance, family oriented

    Cons

    Locations only in central California

  8.  

    Very process oriented

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aera Energy

    Pros

    Processes can be good for learning and avoiding 'repeat' mistakes

    Cons

    Being too process oriented suffocates innovation and can lead to inability for attaining long-term viability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process should NOT come before Function - process should SUPPORT function. A process that is built without accounting for function FIRST is doomed to failure as no process is perfect. All processes (if desiring long term viability) MUST be an animal that is capable of EVOLVING. The only way a process can actually evolve is by acknowlegement that it is supported FIRST by function/design.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    More frustrations and headaches than positives...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aera Energy

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package, good benefits, flexible schedule, 9/80 work weeks, lots of internal training opportunities, very process driven company,

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for new engineers to be mentored, operations management was clueless on day to day activity, intergrated teams did not work together well but rather seemed to have an every man for himself mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aera Energy has the potential to be a great company to work for if the right leadership is in place. The Bakersfield office has a completely different feel than the field offices, and this is unfortunate, because the Bakersfield office is a well run machine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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