InterGen Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
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  1. Nice place to work, but a little boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at InterGen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of exposure and detailed analytical work

    Cons

    Lots of wild goose chases which leads to furstration

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the longer term plan and implementing it

  2. Helpful (1)

    Blah place to work with no growth

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

    I have been working at InterGen (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation. Comfortable working environment. If you want to just do your job and go home the company is a good fit. If you are a person who has personal drive and ambition and like growth, InterGen isn't for you. Pleasant coworkers.

    Cons

    No growth, weak leadership team, boring suburban office location. Time off policy is good and benefits are excellent. Senior leaders tend to stay in their offices and don't come out to cubical land often. Low cubicles offer no privacy or ability to concentrate. Everything is out in the open.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being afraid of growth.

  3. great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate, Corporate Development in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate, Corporate Development in Boston, MA

    I worked at InterGen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    compensation align with experience and success rate, independent working condition, r4esponsibly contribute to company targets

    Cons

    none, I would say that it was a great place to work

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  5. Lack of senior management and trust - it's all here at InterGen

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterGen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits and vacation time off are a plus.

    Cons

    Poor direction from senior management, lack of vision and poor treatment of mid and lower level employees

    Advice to Management

    Limited growth as the senior team is a bunch of fossils who have been around from the beginning
    Stay away as it is very demoralizing place to work. Advice to the owners is to shake up senior management and start fresh.

  6. Where are we going?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Burlington, MA

    I worked at InterGen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is an internationally focused operator of power projects. Job security seems to be one of the key factors retaining staff as the firm has added very few assets or new businesses in the past ten years,

    Cons

    Complete lack of strategic vision from senior management as assets are scattered all over the world from a legacy of development back in the '90's. Company has poor execution capability in an industry that has been in a cyclical slump for over ten years.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the company by selling assets and retire.

  7. Great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at InterGen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous compensation, benefits and bonus programs, employee friendly and flexible work environment.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth and development.

  8. Helpful (1)

    There are better companies to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peterborough, England (UK)

    I worked at InterGen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Potential for long-term employment in a utility industry, progression opportunities offered world-wide.

    Cons

    Constantly walking a tightrope of fear when at work, insufficient staff to run their plants safely (or at least to the standard they espouse), plants are getting old and need more money/personnel resources which they are not getting. Company management stuck in a cycle of introducing 'shiny new toys' in the shape of new company initiatives/plans etc far too often, so one is not properly thought out/implemented/completed before the next one comes along. Too many managers intent on climbing the career ladder who are ticking all of the boxes for their boss but not actually managing the staff they are supposed to be leading. Could be so much better than it is.

    Advice to Management

    Lift your eyes further than six feet in front of you, short-term thinking will not retain staff or make people want to work for you.

  9. Intergen Definitely Avoid !!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at InterGen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay salary competitive & benefits on a par with other power companies i.e. Eon, SSE, International Power.

    Cons

    Aggressive, bullying management style. Business run on fear. It has become well known throughout the UK generation business that Intergen are not a good employer to work for. Staff are all looking to find employment else where.
    The business has not reinvested in its power stations over many years. The business depends on gas fired generation which is not competitive in the UK market. Most of the year the stations are not running due to gas prices and contract issues. Over the past years numerous owners of the company have sold stake holding at a great loss!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip of the out of date bully's that you have running your UK power stations and head office before you become another Enron

  10. Ruthless Bullies, liars & not to be trusted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at InterGen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay salary slightly below competitors. Don't offer anything special

    Cons

    Slip up and you are sacked. Staff controlled by fear. Bad style of management which does not get best out of people. Treat employees like monkeys and show no respect to them. Numerous staff had breakdowns and on medication.

    Company outlook in UK poor. Company in heavy debt, with no income from generation plants as UK & Europe power plants not running. Lost energy contracts through bad management.

    Advice to Management

    Sack your middle management and try to live up to what your mission statements say!!!!

  11. Great company that holds onto employees

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

    I have been working at InterGen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great group of smart talented people
    -Great compensation/benefits
    -Nice office environment (new office)
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -Industry can be unstable
    -Small company, opportunities for career growth may be restricted due to size

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