Energy East
2.0 of 5 8 reviews
www.energyeast.com New Gloucester, ME 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 15, 2014

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    Energy East - Systems Analyst

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsGood benefits, including vacation and bonuses and 401k.

    ConsStuck in a legacy mindset.
    Very resistant to changes which could save the company a lot of money.

    Advice to Senior Management"We always did it this way" is not the proper attitude if you want to survive as a company.

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    Work for the Engineering contractors not IUSA

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Augusta, ME

    ProsEnergy East -RG&E, NYSEG and CMP- is now Iberdrola USA a Spanish company. They are rebuilding the electric utility grid and spending billions of dollars on engineering design and construction.

    ConsIUSA pays well below market value so employees with Engineering and IT skills constantly leave for better pay. Most work is done by contractors and they get much better pay than IUSA employees. Iberdrola USA tries to hold their employees hostage. IUSA imposes non-compete clauses on the contractors preventing them from hiring IUSA employees. New IUSA employees are not told about this non-compete clause when hired. You go to work for IUSA then find out you can't apply for the much better paying contract jobs unless you quit first. Lots quit anyway and turn up at the contract companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis isn't Spain. The US doesn't have 25% unemployment. Salary is set by market demand not by companies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tough times ahead

    Lead Analyst (Current Employee)
    Augusta, ME

    ProsThe stress level due to workload is low. There are seldom hard deadlines for projects. The staff and management are friendly and do not harbor hidden agendas. The pay level is relatively good for Maine.

    ConsThe new owner, Iberdrola, is making dramatic cuts in staffing, 15 to 20%, as well as devising massive business process re-engineering during 2010. The fallout will be that the survivors will definitely have to do more with less.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate what the final organization will look like so employees can plan ahead. Right now, everyone is waiting for the grim reaper to appear at any time. No one knows what is required to remain employed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Energy East has a horrible work environment

    IT Department (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsI can't think of anything

    ConsThere was absolutely no recognition and/or communication from Sr. level management to the guys in the trenches. There is no feeling of respect coming from the leadership team, and all decisions are being made at such a high level that there is no sense of reality in the analysis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind some people who understand the value of the people that work for you. People are not simply numbers and quotas. If you care about them and reward them with opportunity for advancement they will reward you with some loyalty and productivity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Energyeast is a horrible place to work under current managment

    USS-IT (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsThere is not a thing I can think.......

    ConsAbsolutely no respect for employees; no opportunities to grow; Complete ignorance of senior management and Human Resources; Senior managment takes all the kudos as thier own job well done and dumps on the employee. Employees are setup never to be able to achieve anything other than "meets expectations". The work atmosphere is detremental to anyone's health.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign.........The company would be better off without all of you. I hope Iberdrola comes in and sees what a disgrace you all are and they get rid of you all right away. The hard working employees deserve better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall average to above average place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOverall the company has very good to competative salary and benefits levels. However, vacation time for new hires is very poor.

    ConsThe company uses a rank and yank performance management system. Someone will always be fired every year, no matter what. It does not matter if you are a good performer or not. If the subjective ranking puts you in the bottom score of a group, you will be fired.

    Advice to Senior Managementallow employees to have flexible working schedules with either the option of working from home or have a 4 day, 40 hour work week.

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    Not the Best Place to Work"

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFor the most part, it was a comfortable work environment, without too much stress. The pay was decent for the area.

    ConsThe highest levels of senior management showed very little respect for the professionals in the company. Professional development was difficult and not encouraged.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more respect to the workers in the trenches.

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    No Real Future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay is average, however, union employees are paid far more than more qualified non-union employees. The company is very fair in interviewing/selecting canidates for new hire positions.

    ConsThere are no real oppurtunities for professional development. Very little respect for the employees of the company by management and HR. Management does not provide much communication or solid direction to general employees. Company is not respected at the various state utility regulatory agencies because of managenent attitudes/actions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees the way that you would want to be treated. Now that pension plans are not offered to new employees, respecting employees is more important than ever if you want them to stay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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