E Source

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Working here is frustrating if you are an original thinker and want to make the best use of what you've got

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

I worked at E Source

Pros

The people are generally pleasant to work with. The benefits package is adequate, and there is some flexibility in terms of work schedule. If you like a lot of structure, where you know what you are supposed to do, this a good place.

Cons

Innovation is actively discouraged despite management's lip service about how wonderful it is. They mean well, but they don't know how to really embrace it. There is a lot of resistance to trying something new because most of the upper management have very narrow experience in their fields and are extremely risk-averse. It is a very conservative company in terms of its business practices, and the fear of failure at this place is pervasive. Employee management practices, particularly with regard to performance reviews, are inept and often destructive. As I said, they mean well, but they lack the depth of experience necessary to practice what they preach successfully. Most of those making the calls have alot of experience at Esource but little elsewhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This company needs a board of directors populated by people with broader experience than those currently running the show.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Great place to work if your interested in the energy industry

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at E Source

    Pros

    Flexible hours, can work from home, variety of work, decent people, well-respected in the marketplace/industry, mostly transparent management, fairly low-stress (don't often take work home).

    Cons

    Very silo-ed, sluggish for a company this size, too many internal barriers - can't get things done, few consequences for mistakes (which I suppose is good if you're making them - I see it as a con because some people don't get reprimanded for poor work), the industry can be boring/unimpressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove barriers to innovation - people have good ideas and the preliminary scoping process is too cumbersome.

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    E Source: All the Potential in the Market...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at E Source

    Pros

    E Source has a unique and leading market position with electric and gas utilities. The culture is tight-knit and the bond with members is solid.

    Cons

    The tight-knit culture can be parochial at times. There is some lack of trust among employees and clear silos across groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is everything. The management team must display desired behaviors more and drive the culture forward by example. Also, more discipline and accountability across all teams.

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