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Algenol Biofuels Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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Algenol Biofuels CEO Edward Legere
Edward Legere
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - General and Administrative in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Algenol Biofuels full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Smart, driven colleagues who are passionate about their work - Most employees re-located to the area to work at Algenol, so there is a strong friendship community at work - Not a lot of bureaucracy/red tape - easy to get answers quickly - Generous salary/benefits - Necessary resources (personnel, equipment) are always made available. - Corporate efforts are made to foster positive culture - The potential of this...

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    Cons

    - Because the company is a private R&D company, there is no revenue and the operating budget is dependent upon fundraising. While the company has always been successful in this regard, it can be unsettling to not know from year to year how this is going to work out. - Some Managers are strong and some are weak; the employee experience with Management is inconsistent depending on which dept you work in.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate all the way down the chain. Sometimes communication seems to stop at the Director level.

    Algenol Biofuels2015-08-29
  2. "Small Company"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Algenol Biofuels full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Liberal with PTO, very flexable

    Cons

    miss-management, layoffs constantly, no true direction in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate business model. needs more oversight from owner.

    Algenol Biofuels2019-08-19
  3. "Poorly managed"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algenol Biofuels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    some managers are great and work hard.

    Cons

    The company will be lucky to be open in 6months with how it’s being executively managed. The single investor they have is an unstable emotional wreck who changes his mind about how much money he’s offering and who will be employed every week. They are laying people off because of “money issues” yet the investor turned CEO is offering to higher outside people or give more money to select few people staying.. They are paying...

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    Advice to Management

    Get it together! You’re losing really great people and the ones left are way overburdened.

    Algenol Biofuels2019-06-24
  4. "A good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician 

    I worked at Algenol Biofuels full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Talented coworkers to work with

    Cons

    Poor focus and direction of the company

    Algenol Biofuels2019-05-06
  5. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algenol Biofuels part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours for students, learned allot of things pertinent to my career and got to hone allot of my skills I learned in school.

    Cons

    Not much, just an average amount of workplace drama.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Algenol Biofuels2019-03-06
  6. "Great work atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Algenol Biofuels full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was great working with a group of incredibly talented people

    Cons

    Confidence levels in employees was low due to issues with management

    Algenol Biofuels2019-02-12
  7. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Algenol Biofuels

    Pros

    Lots of experience; great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Everything moves so quickly, you need to be ok with a current project suddenly being cancelled.

    Algenol Biofuels2018-12-10
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of great people people, but not good leadership. If you are considering, really do your homework."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Algenol Biofuels full-time

    Pros

    For a company of its size and still in full R&D with investor only backing the pay and benefits are really good. Lots of great people who are very smart and educated. Employees are willing to put in the time and effort to be successful.

    Cons

    The pool of good people is decreasing as many have been leaving. It's understandable that the company needs to go where the money is, but many times it is knee jerk reactions and if some planning was put into it they would be much further ahead. I feel that the company continues to over sell and under produce. Leadership doesn't appear to have a good plan. They continue to focus on parts of the business and engineering...

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    Advice to Management

    Get a plan and have realistic timelines. Get focused and follow through. Get/retain people that have conception to market/commercialization experience. Watch for employee morale and burnout. Be careful of what is said and how things are said and be mindful of who is around when those things are said.

    Algenol Biofuels2018-08-21
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Was promising but no longer attractive..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Algenol Biofuels full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, flexible work schedule and location upon approval.

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction from senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Needs improvement in multiple ways

    Algenol Biofuels2018-08-10
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Disfunctional and toxic environment. Avoid!!! LIES!"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Algenol Biofuels full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent pay. Pros end there!!! Beware! The cons by far outweigh the pro's. Some things are just more important than pay!

    Cons

    This company is riddled with lies. Thankfully Paul Woods was fired from his position as he never accomplished anything during his 8 years of paying himself over $400k dollars a year and having the company cover his personal expenses. Leadership positions do their best to keep you looking bad in hopes of taking credit for your work. They have never actually produced any ethanol. They just continue to sell lies to wealthy...

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    Advice to Management

    Leave and never associate yourself or your resume with the Algenol name!

    Algenol Biofuels2017-12-17
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