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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Energy Service Representative in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Energy Service Representative in Rochester, NY

    I worked at EnerPath full-time

    Pros

    Independent work environment allows for a good work/life balance. Strong bonus plan, though the salary is low for the field and commissions are minimal. Management is generally polite and pleasant. Easy sale to generally pleasant customers. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Revolving door sales people...extremely high turnover. Goals are high in an sales environment that does not allow for any repeat business. Installation contractors are mediocre, unpleasant in some cases and often seem to be in competition with the reps(if they upsell a customer during installation this counts, in company eyes, as an "error" leading to commissions being docked). Very limited and dwindling customer base with a small product selection to choose from. New product roll outs are few and far between, often confused at the sales and installation level leading to major customer complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent. Plan product roll outs better, and above all make sure the procedures and training predate roll outs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Training Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Training Coordinator in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - National Training Coordinator in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at EnerPath full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I came from a big company and had culture shock in a good way. Less red tape. You have access to upper management. You have the ability to help define your role. The company recently added an employee annual performance plan. We are in a growing field and the industry keeps changing. Very exciting.

    Cons

    Because I am so rule based, it was an adjustment seeing everyone how everyone has a voice. It is humbling but effective because everyone has a perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to show your interest in your employees comments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mindless

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EnerPath

    Pros

    If you like to talk a lot and smoke all day, this is the place to do it!

    Cons

    Finance management staff are bi-polar. Say one thing and mean another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Just another non-management review

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at EnerPath full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am really struggling to think of something. Your next job, whatever it is will seem like a huge promotion.

    Cons

    Borderline fraud being committed against employees, customers and utilities. I am sure technically it is legal but really dishonest way of doing business. Many former Enron managers. Enron attitude is ingrained in the culture, literally caught the president saying he was "the smartest man in the room".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work cooperatively between departments, admit failures, allow honest input

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could be a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at EnerPath full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Mostly hands-off management. Some very talented people. Good industry to be involved in.

    Cons

    Products are not thoroughly evaluated before released to be sold. Sometimes incorrect information about products delivered to sales force, creating huge issues after installation at customers. Sales people left to deal with problem. Low pay overall. Terrible, even non-existant expense reimbursement. No paid mileage yet expected to "drive anywhere". Expected to work weekends with little notice and no extra pay. Management does not have a grip on what is really happening "on the street". They don't listen to those who are out there. Management makes decisions based upon what they think is the correct way (theory) instead of what is real. Attitude is "we are much smarter than you are". Profit is more important than customer satisfaction and the sales team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide products that meets customer's needs, not what makes the most profit. Pay the money to get and keep good people instead of hiring people on a revolving door policy just to have feet on the street.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    So far it was the worst work experience I have had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Energy Service Representative in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Energy Service Representative in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at EnerPath full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun going business to business and meeting with people most of the time, independent schedule, ability to work from home, most people I worked with were really nice

    Cons

    Mismanagement, incompetence, no structure, poor support, company does a lot of shady things (not sure if this is just because of mismanagement and incompetence or on purpose for profit or both), and nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some structure and some talented human capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not up-to-date on California "exempt employee" classification and was not paid accordingly.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at EnerPath full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pleasant and friendly working environment.

    Cons

    No room to grow with company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure hiring personnel/department is up to date on all California Labor Laws.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Growing Small Business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at EnerPath full-time

    Pros

    Ability to influence change and opportunity for growth. Flexibility for sales reps and ability to set own earning level. Software development edge is impressive and company is growing and adding new programs nationally.

    Cons

    Low base salaries in sales; if you aren't performing, you aren't earning. Lacks the structure of a larger corporation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Company, Supportive Executive Team, Family Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    EnerPath is a family owned business and that is felt throughout, in a good way.
    The environment is enjoyable and supportive. For those with the initiative, there are many opportunities to prove your abilities and increase your role. It's a small company where everyone interacts, but has a big company benefits package.
    Employees are given a lot of trust and opportunities to work independently.
    Employees are fairly compensated and sales reps have good commission and bonus opportunities. This is the only company I've been with where decisions can be turned around quickly without unnecessarily long approval processes. Employees are recognized from the top down for their efforts, and quite often directly from the CEO.
    If someone is used to being told what to do every minute of the day, this is not the right environment for them. Employees are trusted to do their work and to take initiative to seek help if they need it, but are not micro-managed by executive management.This management style is definitely a positive for most, but employees who lack the ability to work independently may have difficulty.

    Cons

    There are no cons at the position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    The only morale booster here is the shared mysery with your co-workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at EnerPath full-time

    Pros

    If you're in the field, you can make your own schedule. Gratuitous bonus oppurtunities for sales staff outweighing your need for commission and therefore, accuracy.

    Cons

    Everything else. Office staff underpaid and rarely promoted, though work load constantly changing. Uneducated and underqualified management company wide. Employees treated as if they're working for a large company without ever seeing any of the benefits of such (if you have a pulse you're hired). All of the cons of a small company, yet none of the pros.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff like humans. Don't hold unrealistic sales expectations. Stop throwing money at problems, PLAN solutions more than a day into the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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