EnerNOC

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2 people found this helpful  

Great place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

Pros

Very talented and dedicated people who really believe in the value of the work that they perform. Employees respect and support each other. There is a culture of genuine caring.

Cons

There are some long hours at times (as there are in any company that is growing).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay the course--

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Uneven - but not as bad as people say here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    This is a great place to get into the energy efficiency/cleantech space. EnerNOC hires a lot of people right out of undergrad and grad school and puts them onto impactful projects pretty quickly. Also, many people without 4 year degrees have been very successful in field ops and even in the NOC. Training and support are not always great, but drinking from the firehose can be a professional growth experience. EnerNOC serves a very diverse customer base and employees get a good idea of how many industries use energy. While it is an intense demanding work environment, several employees have been able to set up remote work situations when they've needed to move for a partner or spouse. Also, EnerNOC is pretty reasonable accommodating people with newborns and/or sick family members. If you are early in your career, this is a good place to learn the industry.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to have contempt for HR processes and talent management. As a result, some depts are miserable and worked to death while others are healthy and well run. It all depends on the quality of your manager. Your opportunities for training, growth, and career advancement also are highly dependent on your direct manager which is frustrating for many who work in poorly managed groups. Upper management takes an ad-hoc approach to many decisions that really require a much more disciplined and thoughtful approach, especially in regards to reorganizations and resource allocations. In addition, certain executives have hoarded parts of the org chart that logically shouldn't roll up to them. Communication could also be vastly improved. EnerNOC is also big enough now that it should make a conscious effort to boost diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious about talent management and providing learning and growth opportunities for those in the cube farms. Also, identify and weed out weak managers who created toxic environments for their underlings.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 14 people found this helpful  

    What EnerNOC does to you - it makes you feel bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    At one point in time (up until roughly halfway into 2009), EnerNOC was a great place to work. It was fun and exciting and the people were nice and encouraging. But then something happened. Leadership started to change, and the entire company changed with it. EnerNOC is nothing like it used to be and it's really sad. I am writing today to warn people: do not torture yourself by working here!

    Cons

    Everyone who has written a review of or commented on EnerNOC in this forum has covered pretty much all of the cons, except for one very important attribute. I am not going to rehash what other people have said, I will only point out what is missing.

    EnerNOC treats people badly. As an employee, you will not be valued or respected. You may rebut, "That's a common complaint in many corporations and that's life." What is different about EnerNOC, however, is that you may come to think poorly of yourself or question your self-worth and capabilities as a professional. I know many, many people (myself included) who continue to have bad dreams about EnerNOC after they have left the company. Or they have depressing flashbacks. It took me at least a month before I stopped having bad, stressful dreams about EnerNOC. It's a rotten place to work and no one should take a job there. Find another way to pay your mortgage and feed your kids--you'll be glad you did!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All senior leadership must be shown the door. An entirely new cast of C-levels and VPs is necessary to make this company work now and in the future. The Board of Directors has the responsibility to make these changes to help the company survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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