Energy East

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    Energy East - Systems Analyst

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Energy East

    Pros

    Good benefits, including vacation and bonuses and 401k.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  2.  

    Work for the Engineering contractors not IUSA

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Augusta, ME
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Augusta, ME

    I have been working at Energy East full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Energy 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.

    Cons

    IUSA 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Tough times ahead

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst  in  Augusta, ME
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Augusta, ME

    I have been working at Energy East

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Energy East has a horrible work environment

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    Former Employee - IT Department  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - IT Department in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Energy East

    Pros

    I can't think of anything

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Find 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Energyeast is a horrible place to work under current managment

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    Current Employee - USS-IT  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - USS-IT in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Energy East

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Absolutely 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 ManagementAdvice

    Resign.........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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall average to above average place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Energy East

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not the Best Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Energy East

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more respect to the workers in the trenches.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    No Real Future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Energy East

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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