Lime Energy

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Lime Energy Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
12 Reviews
3.5
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    A job that is fun but poorly rewarded.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Energy Advisor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Energy Advisor in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Lime Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The task/daily duties of a Energy Auditor is truthfully fun and the autonomy is awesome. It is a pleasure to interact with the utilities end user. Sharing with them the opportunity to improve their facility lighting and save on their monthly energy bill and we do this with offering funds to help offset the project cost. Company provides, laptop, printer, iPad, iPhone and vehicle allowance of $200 p/wk.

    Cons

    Base salary was slashed 20% but they tried to offset that loss by adding a commission structure (which is a joke). Nearly impossible to make six figures with this company under this structure. Material mark-up is bordering on stealing. Making project cost higher and putting the burden on the small business owner to cover the overcharging of materials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define organizational chart for each branch. To many chiefs make for chaos and an atmosphere that weakens the team environment. Respect your energy advisor's. The base salary and commission structure is an embarrassment to the prices being charged for the projects. Put them in a position to earn six figures. Expand Extended Payments to 24 months or negotiate with utility to get project cost added to monthly energy bill. Get red line issues removed. Offer Prescriptive options that can be controlled at the branch level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent Company in a very unstable industry

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

    I worked at Lime Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Checks cleared and had benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management in transition. Bad credit with vendors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Lime Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great time working with AEP Ohio as a client. If you are looking for a entry level position into B2B sales this is a great place to begin.

    Cons

    The company management does not have a true understanding of sales. The executive team cut the energy advisor income. The local management likes to threaten the sales team on a weekly basis's. The company has never kept their word in reference to bonus and commission's.

     If you are looking for a long term career this will not be a place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time and appreciate your sales team and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice place to work but needed more structure when I was there

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

    I worked at Lime Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, most positions had competitive salaries, flexible work schedules when needed, Friendly Human Resources and accounting teams, decent benefits

    Cons

    I worked at Lime when all the small companies pretty much ran on their own. This was good and bad. There weren't policies and procedures and everything was answered differently by different managers. Employees that needed discipline did not receive it and good employees sat by and watched... It seems things have changed and their is a little more structure. I wish them well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Outreach Coordinator in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Program Outreach Coordinator in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Lime Energy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You are always valued as an associate and member of the team. There is room for advancement within the company, and management encourages promotion and growth.

    Cons

    None come to mind at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and I thank you for your continued support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dream job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Outreach Coordinator in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Program Outreach Coordinator in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Lime Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Management genuinely cares about you as a person. Your coworkers become like friends. I've only been here 1 year and I've already been promoted!

    Cons

    Be accountable and motivated and you'll go far at Lime. This isn't a con it's just a heads up for potential employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the amazing job you're doing. You make me feel like more than a faceless employee. Thank you for all you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Outreach Coordinator in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Program Outreach Coordinator in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Lime Energy creates a positive employee atmosphere. There is room for growth and Lime Energy consistently promotes from with in.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love working here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Outreach Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Program Outreach Manager in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Lime is more than a company that sells energy efficiency, it is a family. From the top down, everyone makes you feel like you can call them at anytime about anything. The benefits are great, the training is constantly improving, there is immense room to grow within the company and the management is great!

    Cons

    I do not have anything to complain about, i truly enjoy working for Lime Energy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work with improvements for our company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Total Chaos

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

    I worked at Lime Energy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    As with anywhere, there are some decent people working here.

    Cons

    Too much secrecy while claiming "transparency".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over from scratch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A group of parasites and users with shiny smiles.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Good Question in Huntersville, NC
    Former Employee - Good Question in Huntersville, NC

    I worked at Lime Energy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you don't care about a career and are fine with being worked to death, then let go with no notice, you can get a paycheck.

    Cons

    They bring you on as a "contractor" for three months during which you're evaluated for possible permanent hire after 90 days. No benefits and you work your a** off thinking you'll be hired; they hire you but then you have to wait 2 more months for benefits to kick in; then you're exhausted and they push and push for the insane level of production you cranked out for the first 3 months. If you settle into a normal productivity level, guess what? They hire another "contractor" to take your place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop scamming people, but considering your CEO is an uneducated salesman after the last one was fired, you'll keep on doing the same thing until you eventually crash and burn. And, please---PLEASE--stop with all the "core values" bs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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