Mission: Excellence - Every Project, Every Day.
I have been working at Enercon Services full-time (More than 5 years)
The people here are great (at least for the most part). There's a sense of camaraderie among your engineering peers. The pay is at least on par with the nuclear power engineering consulting industry, which tends to be higher than regular industry. The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is actually a really good deal compared to your typical 401k matching, as long as you plan to stick around enough to vest completely (6 yrs). Gainshare bonuses are somewhat nice to see, but shouldn't be expected to make a big impact on your overall compensation. As far as the work itself, projects typically are long-term, which adds stability to your schedule, but they never seem long enough to squeeze the required amount of work into it. The company itself, though it hit a bump last year, has done exceedingly well year over year, and is reflected in the company's valuation (and stock price).
Yearly pay increases are fairly stingy, and you might feel like you're falling behind compared to new hires at your level (advice: negotiate a great starting salary). Holidays and vacations aren't as abundant as I had been used to. Only 10 holidays a year are given, and all vacation and sick days are lumped together as part of your PTO allotment. No 401k matching, but the ESOP makes up for that quite well so long as the company continues to grow. The industry requires lots of paperwork and processes due to the nature of the work, but they seem to continue to pile onto each other forcing most of your time spent on paperwork and compliance as opposed to productive engineering tasks. Management focuses too heavily on completing daily timesheets and hours must be requested from the PM which is manually entered prior to beginning the work . This is very frustrating, and takes time away from the task at hand. Advancement opportunities can be hard to come by, especially if you are forced to volunteer for an on-site assignment and are away from the main office for a year or more.
Advice to Management
Take notice of the spirit of the Nuclear Promise and work to eliminate unnecessary processes that hamper productivity. Also, re-consider the 9-80 work schedule.
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Enercon Services (Kennesaw, GA) in November 2016.
The whole process was longer than I expected (approximately 3 hours). This is because there were four different "levels". I first arrived with another candidate for the position and an HR rep told us about the benefits of working there and a little bit about the company. They split us up and they took me to one of the client engineering leads. He was there with the Civil Rep and Mech Rep and they asked standard interview questions. Next was a Civil Project lead for a different client. It was more of a dialogue with him. Finally it was with I presumed to be the lead Civil/Structural guy. Overall I was very impressed by how candor each person was when talking about the company. They earnestly cared about making sure my expectations were accurate and what would be appropriately expected from me as a new hire.
ENERCON has been noted as #76 the NCEO's The Employee Ownership 100 List: America's Largest Majority Employee-Owned Companies. Full list available online provided by the National Center for Employee Ownership: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIouI
ENERCON's HQ earned the #2 (up from #3 last year) spot among Atlanta's Top 25 Engineering Firms, by Atlanta Business Chronicle! Based on gross revenues of Atl's top Engineering firms, for a 4th consecutive year ENERCON is in the top 5.
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