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EnergySolutions Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Radiation Protection Technician

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radiation Protection Safety Technician in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Radiation Protection Safety Technician in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Stable company and lots of possible opportunities for growth (in theory). Thorough training in a great many Radiation Protection Disciplines.

    Cons

    Employee satisfaction not viewed as integral to company's long term success. Unrealistic view of company's position in the nuclear marketplace. Rampant employee dissatisfaction. Management team far too reactive as opposed to being proactive to changes in the industry. Outdated thinking and approaches to staffing and business decisions. Virtually no connection to staff and their interests and how it relates to long term plans. Rampant cronyism while real talent languishes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Times have changed and Management hasn't changed with them. Great place for employee training for future clients or competitors. Now would be a great time to alter the employee approach for the future. If not, replace the front door with a turnstile once the power-plants and other, more realistic, supporting companies look for employees. The Bruce Power MCR and the OPG ICR will require quite a bit of manpower, and they will be happening simultaneously.

    High time to stop assuming employees are lucky to be employed by you and wondering how many will stay when the power-plants and other companies really start looking for staffing solutions. Sad to think that only when many leave for greener pastures that Management will finally perk up and take notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Horrible place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at EnergySolutions full-time

    Pros

    I cannot think of any pros.

    Cons

    The upper management doesn't care about the employees. There are no trainings or meetings to discuss employee career path and expectations. The upper management only cares about making money for themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Sr Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EnergySolutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only good thing about this work hours as you get every other Friday off

    Cons

    No growth opportunity, no raise or bonus in the right way. You have to put in lot extra hours and there is compensation for time-off or any other. Senior Management does not value their employees, does communicate well with employees and always showing the false picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating employee as resources not as a cost entity. Have some time of feedback for Senior Management from the employees and you would know what employees think about the senior management. There is clear favoritism in this company and the recent data would indicate why young talent is leaving the company.

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    Not Stable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA

    I worked at EnergySolutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Use to be good place to work, with supportive managers.

    Cons

    Has changed CEO's 3 times in last 4 years. Went from private, to public, and back to private in 4 years. Constant changes in organization structure. Lousy communication, no support system. Changed focus from client, project, and employee to strictly bottom line. Only concern seems to be any more is making the numbers so management can collect their bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach regarding establishing trust. Trust is not something you can gain by forcing your employees to sit through a speed of trust workshop. You need to stop over looking policy and procedures violations from upper management. Establish open and honest communication. Stop cleaning house of all your seasoned long term employees for cheap inexperienced ones just so you can look like you improved your bottom line to get your Bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    No opportunity for growth and management makes false promises.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    I do not think there are any positive things to say.

    Cons

    Top management to manager do not care about employee self development, they use employee's credential for bidding process but does not support employee to get professional certification or help them maintain their licences. No proper merit raise even if you put extra hours to meet dead lines, performance review system sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to employee and have a proper plan for career advancement, do not force people to stay in the same job even though they are doing a great job. If there is no career advancement it would be difficult to retain talent. Have proper performance review system and merit raise should be based on performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Had very good conditions and materials to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laborer in Zion, IL
    Former Employee - Laborer in Zion, IL

    I worked at EnergySolutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    always had work, always had good training and safe condtions

    Cons

    security looks for ways to get rid of you,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    that when security tryes to let a people go with out having all the facts, thy shoould follow up,so now im looking for a lawyer so I can try to get my job back.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A sinking ship...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EnergySolutions

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities in various field within the nuclear industry. Many types of jobs at sites around the world.

    Cons

    Senior management does not have a clue about competency vs. putting long-time, familiar employees in positions of responsibility, and it is taking down an entire division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and see that insanity is expecting a different result when you put the same people in charge over and over, or even give them greater responsibility to demonstrate theiir incompetance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Does not feel stable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richland, WA

    I worked at EnergySolutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    OK benefits, friendly colleagues, interesting projects. The workplace had a good atmosphere and did a pretty good job with work-life balance.

    Cons

    Everything changes every year: management, available benefits (including insurance carriers!), available work, CEO... Not very many opportunities to grow in the job. I'm not sure I like the long-term outlook of this company. They're way too focused on cost these days. Zero warning before I got laid off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of changes to Senior management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at EnergySolutions full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Vacation, Tuition Reimb

    Cons

    A lot of instability, lack of good decision making, lack of plan implementation.

  11.  

    Overall a good company, however there are some managers who are rotten.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at EnergySolutions

    Pros

    They are a stable company with good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    They have had a confused mission over the last 5-6 years, and have made personnel decisions that are questionable at best. Running a landfill and trying to run a site with waste is a conflict of interest that is difficult to overcome. I have worked for management that was more focused on tasks than the people they needed to get the tasks completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend the Fed. Services management get out and talk to their employees. You have lost work because you didn't. Take care of your people, and if you do, you will be more successful in taking care of the client. Letting good employees go, because it looks good to the client is shortsighted. The good employess will end up with your competitors, helping them win the work you lose.

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