Clean Energy Fuels

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Clean Energy Fuels Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
14 Reviews
3.0
14 Reviews
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Clean Energy Fuels President, CEO, and Director Andrew J. Littlefair
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  1.  

    Project Superintendent

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    Current Employee - Superintendent in Seal Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Seal Beach, CA

    I have been working at Clean Energy Fuels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full time positions available, with great benefits

    Cons

    The communication is lacking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Need Different Leadership

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    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Clean Energy Fuels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and objective
    Good value for customer at times

    Cons

    Multiple management mistakes that affect ability to be profitable
    Extreme arrogance on ability to perform
    Blind to the reputation that it has

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Missing the opportunity

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    Current Employee - Accounting in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Clean Energy Fuels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good location/ nice offices
    Good co-workers
    Interesting industry and market opportunity
    Entrepreneurial atmosphere, fast paced, dynamic.

    Cons

    Disconnected executive team - good ol' boy network. Poor strategic and financial decision making. .
    Mid/upper management under qualified for duties and responsibilities.
    Promotions based off relationships, not merit. Nepotism.
    Lack of mentors/ training to develop a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for talent.
    Engage in the operations and the people running day-to-day business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great potential but ultimately very disappointing to work here

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Clean Energy Fuels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - National leader in industry
    - Innovative ways to capture new market share

    Cons

    - Average pay and below average commission structure (very poorly designed)
    - Poor management and leadership
    - Good ol' boys club
    - Limited growth projectory
    - Unreasonable and unrealistic quotas which are usually never attained

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying attention to the talent (in any department) you bring on board. The overall corporate culture is low due to consecutive poorly made decisions and the lack of upper management involvement. Clean Energy provides nothing in terms of employee perks - start investing in your employees and maybe morale will be what it used to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clean Energy Fuels (more than a year)

    Pros

    I met a few good and honest people

    Cons

    I met a few not so good or honest people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at how you manage your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Associate Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Associate Quality Engineer

    I have been working at Clean Energy Fuels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fulfilling work in a blossoming industry. Working here allows you to see your contribution, which is rewarding.

    Cons

    Demanding schedules, from which you truly feel rewarded, when accomplished successfully.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great vision, but still an emerging industry

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    Current Employee - Business Development
    Current Employee - Business Development

    I have been working at Clean Energy Fuels full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited growth and income potential

    Cons

    Very slow growth and adoption rate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Clean Energy Fuels

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clean Energy Fuels

    Pros

    Clean Energy has very respectable goals and is pushing hard to move the country towards natural gas fueling. The company offers a great opportunity to get into that field.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of finger pointing between a lot of the departments. Also, requiring business casual clothes all the time tends to get a bit suffocating. Allowing a little bit more casual dress (even just polos) would make working there a bit more bearable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Concept and Vision for the future of Natural Gas Fueling

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Seal Beach, CA

    I worked at Clean Energy Fuels full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Experience to work in a relatively new industry. Coworkers are very nice and intelligent.

    Cons

    Company rife with politics. Compensation is weak. High turnover of employees. Little to no training. Long hours worked with little or no communicaiton between higher management and supervisiors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase company morale, pay your employees competitively according to industry standards. More communication throughout all departments and levels of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I Love the Environment!

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Clean Energy Fuels

    Pros

    Fast-paced environmentally friendly company trying to convince large fuel users that there is a clean, domestic alternative fuel available for much of their fleet.

    Good vehicles are being made by several small vehicle manufacturers-- with the same (or better) requirements that the Big Three would have to comply with.

    A sale or conversion is a slow process...but fulfilling when accomplished!

    Cons

    As the fuel provider, Clean Energy depends on vehicle variety and reliabilty...as well as convincing fleet departments (many of which come from an "Old School" mentality that diesel engines are the only way to drive their fleet)--

    The sales process is upwards to one year and must have the buy in of several departments as well as be lined up with the next budget and fleet buy. This slow process is excruciating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New customers don't come on board (outside of California) as fast as anyone would like-- especially without the incentives and mandates seen in California.

    It didn't feel that other parts of the country were given the same encouragement or attention that the California teams had.

    Approves of CEO

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