- I love what we do. We turn on the lights for people who've never had electricity. That's pretty neat.
- Our founders (now CEO and Chairman) are ex-roadies and regular guys, but really smart entrepreneurs. They are approachable and honest.
- The people are great. It's a small company and most of us know and like each other. Halloween and the Christmas party are a lot of fun, as are our other company events and outings.
- Because we are a small company, the opportunity to stand out and make an impact is there with almost everything you do.
- It's a casual atmosphere, when it needs to be. You won't find many suits or buzzwords at APR, but when one of our plants needs to be put into operation quickly, we're the most serious and high performing bunch you'll ever find.
- There were a few bad eggs that hurt the culture of the company for a while, but most are gone now. There's still some recovery happening in some departments.
- A focus on stock market fluctuation and our privatization transaction have taken a lot of management's time over the past year. With the deal done there is now more time to focus on culture and strategic vision, both of which are priorities for management. That's all great news, but we're at the beginning of that newfound focus, so it'll take some time to get to where we want to be.
- Work/life balance has been an issue in the past, but something that management is very focused on changing. It's been significantly better over the past several months. There are absolutely "busy times" when everyone is working hard to get a deal done or a site started, but management is much better about making the times in between those busy events much more manageable with regular hours and time off early, etc.
Advice to Management
Continue to have honest conversations and Q&A sessions with small groups of employees. Hearing from you and having our voices heard and questions answered goes a long way. Make sure that the focus on culture that is coming from the Chairman and CEO trickles down to management at all levels, and don't hesitate to show the door to those who aren't focused on making APR a great company *and* a great place to work.
I applied online. I interviewed at APR Energy (Jacksonville, FL) in December 2015.
I saw the posting for the job on the web in searches for Jacksonville area finance and accounting jobs, I think I first saw the job in LinkedIn, and then I confirmed it on APR's website. I did 2 phone interviews with HR, then came in for one interview half day with members of the financial forecasting team. The team was professional, sharp, and on time with respect to the schedule. I heard back from them within a week, which I really appreciated. I need to get more experience on forecasting, my background is more in audit, back ward looking analysis.
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