Alliance to Save Energy

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Nice place to "start" your career in Washington, D.C.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Intern
Current Employee - Intern

I have been working at Alliance to Save Energy

Pros

- energetic, supportive and knowledgeable staff
- a lot of opportunities to network internally as well as externally at events and webinars
- take professional development goals seriously
- gets a lot of government contracts so good place if you are looking into a career in environmental or public policy

Cons

- high turnover rate. I was there for 8 months during which at least 5 people moved on to other jobs.
- projects (and your job) heavily depend on grant money, so if you haven't given them a good reason to keep you around you're most likely heading right back to the job market.
- for an environmental nonprofit that is suppose to save energy- they employees do not walk the talk. Lights are left on by staff including senior staff when they leave the office. Use of paper cups on a daily basis, highly wasteful Flavia coffee machine with individual coffee/tea pods. There is motion sensor, LEED certification and appliances with ENERGY STAR logos everywhere, but not much effort has been taken to promote behavioral sustainability internally.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work, but also try to keep your staff on board for at least 5 years.

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    Project Manager

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    Current Intern - Project Manager in Fullerton, CA
    Current Intern - Project Manager in Fullerton, CA

    I have been working at Alliance to Save Energy as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, promotions from within

    Cons

    Limitations on hours, training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great office culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Work Experience

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

    I have been working at Alliance to Save Energy full-time

    Pros

    The work culture is relaxed and folks are very kind to work with. You work really hard, but you are also rewarded for your hard work. Benefits are pretty nice too!

    Cons

    Work long hours at times and you its a non-profit so pay is limited, but hey, its for a great cause worth fighting for. They could also use some more experienced management in certain areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more experienced management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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