NORESCO Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Energy Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agana Heights, GU
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agana Heights, GU
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NORESCO (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly complex rewarding work combining energy, engineering, and financials

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork, mandatory travel


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    Innovative Company Goes Commodity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent, within industry norms. Benefits are good They support virtual offices because much of the work requires travel to project sites. Noresco is now a part of UTC under Carrier Corporation, which offers stability.

    Cons

    Noresco used to be a technically innovative company. Now, the engineering is so conservative that even widely accepted technologies are refused. New technologies are not even considered. Process has replaced planning. Management decrees have replaced open dialog.

    Advice to Management

    UTC has a very detailed code of ethics that on paper is strictly enforced- I strongly recommend that management actually read the code and start following it. Noresco management used to treat front line sales and engineering personnel as a source of valuable ideas and understanding of customers. I recommend that management consider why they stopped and what it is costing.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Has great potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly technical, exposure to many technologies, travel to interesting places. Can be rewarding if placed in proper situation.

    Cons

    Upper management has too tight of a rein in individual project details and does not trust those below them. Too many levels of review and processes greatly hinders work efforts.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Management is very difficult and fosters environment of low employee morale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary ability to balance work and life

    Cons

    Advancement for women and minorities very very difficult. Management does not offer promotion based on education, skill level, or proven work ethics and have many times promoted others due to race gender and lesser skills and capabilities

    Advice to Management

    Management should adhere to the numerous ethics trainings that are required of its employees. If management does not complete the training, maybe they should start.


  6. Great company where you can make a difference.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for a company in the energy industry where the work we do makes a difference in reducing our country's energy consumption is very rewarding. The work is challenging and the management team is supportive. No one works in an island. It's a team environment. NORESCO is committed to customer satisfaction. That's important to me. It's also important to drive and produce results. I have a strong sense of satisfaction for the work I do and feel appreciated.

    Cons

    Dealing with our parent company.

    Advice to Management

    Better training programs and avenues for more growth opportunities.


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    The Emperor Wears No Clothes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NORESCO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent choice of healthcare options including High Deductible plans and health savings accounts.

    Cons

    This is very hierarchical organization with don't ask, don't tell management practices. Senior management, located on the east coast, embraces Chris Christie-style leadership style characterized by intimidation and bullying. Micromanagement of staff is severe and widespread throughout every level of the organization. Strong culture of fear and mistrust. Management favors a highly competitive environment over one of collaboration or consensus. Employees are worked very hard and expected to “punch the clock,” with little or no flexibility in schedules or ability to telecommute unless you hold a supervisor/management position. Excessive security protocols contribute to an operationally dysfunctional, Big Brother-like work environment with enormous inefficiencies in internal processes between departments. Work harder, not smarter is the status quo. Exercising independent thought or honesty are enormous liabilities in an organization with this type of culture. Benefits are anemic: ten days of vacation annually, with no ability to carry over to the next year and no increase in vacation until year 5 of service. Raises are given only with promotions, which are rare. Expect to be given more and more work with additional responsibilities each year at your performance review, but you will not be compensated for it. A 1-2% cost of living adjustments is what everyone receives, irrespective of performance. Employees are actively discouraged from fully using their benefits. Policy changes are not appropriately communicated throughout the organization, resulting in employees consistently misinformed and short-changed. Little or no opportunity for advancement. Burnout is commonplace. Morale is low, turnover is high. I have been in the workforce for 35 years and have never felt so dehumanized by my employer. This is the kind of company that demonstrates through its culture, management, and policies that "corporate America" is synonymous with exploitation and an abusive work environment. I am ashamed to have worked for this company. Two words: Run. Away.

    Advice to Management

    The numerous ethics classes employees are required to take annually go both ways. Your employees are ethical; your management and culture towards your employees are not.



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