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Ameresco Reviews

Updated May 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Development Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Project Development Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameresco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company knows the energy services business through and through. They have a good pool of resources available for any questions that may arise. Work life balance is excellent. Profitable company. Good culture

    Cons

    At times, standardization to a tee has proved to be difficult to apply in other areas of the country. Technical documents cannot be blanket applied in other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the growth


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Clear !"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ameresco full-time

    Pros

    -Exciting industry, with great niche in market.

    Cons

    -VERY bad employee morale
    -Poor Quality Corporate Office Space
    -Human Resource Department Inept

    Advice to Management

    Finance Department turnover rate is inconceivable. Open your eyes HR Team. The 'issue' has been communicated on a number of occasions. When will something be done about it ? If nothing, morale will continue to decline, and turnover rate will increase.

  3. "account executive"

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

    I worked at Ameresco full-time

    Pros

    field with strong growth potential

    Cons

    work environment is stale and employees not too social


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Been there done that"

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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 Ameresco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good people work at Ameresco, but mostly unappreciated.

    Cons

    Very controlling work environment. If you are not in the corporate inner circle your ideas are ignored. Very little opportunity to innovate. If they do like your ideas they take them and give them to a limited group of favored employees to run with it.

    Advice to Management

    Change


  5. "NW Region"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameresco full-time

    Pros

    Not micromanaged and almost all employees are good to work with. Projects are generally easy to manage and requires minimal paperwork. Lots of travel and only need to be in the office when required.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks leadership skills/direction and sales team have problems acquiring new accounts. Too dependent on state grants. Facilities/projects are not investigated thoroughly and create costly issues. Not many projects on the horizon.


  6. "Overal pleasing job"

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    Former Employee - SQL Support Technician in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - SQL Support Technician in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameresco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Our location had easy going employees. Very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Headquarters didnt seem to appreciate the efforts of this site. This site doesnt exist anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Too late for any advise, as I indicated previously, this site is now shut down.


  7. "Engineering Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineering Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere and learning environment. Excellent learning experience. Provided a greater intern experience than almost any other internship. Competitive pay. Ameresco allows for priority to remain on your schooling.

    Cons

    The pace of the work is very high, so at first it can be stressful work environment.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "LACK OF LEADERSHIP!! No Interest in their employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed some of the people I worked with and the talent. Worked with some of the most talented people in this industry but they are no longer there.

    Cons

    No Support from upper management and definitely no leadership or lack of direction. During my time there we encountered four reorganization in 3.5 years and I had a total of 5 bosses in 3.5 years. I have never seen a company run like this in my entire career.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and see what is happening from the top down and make the changes there instead.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company Morals. Little Compensation for Hard Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ameresco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This a great company to work for given the proper selection of who is hired so to make sure we are all a good fit to the company. The work environment feels safe and welcoming. The ability to use flex time is a great bonus that I have been very grateful for.

    Cons

    The work load is overwhelming and the ability to keep deadlines almost seems impossible when working on different projects and trying to keep up with the personal work goals that are setup with you boss seems nearly impossible to even try to keep up with. The bonus compensation is nigh. Don't expect any bonuses for your hard work.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have a program where hard work is actually rewarded in the form of a bonus or recognition with whole company. It seems that only the management get rewarded and recognized while those that work very hard for them are not recognized for their hard work and getting the nearly impossible deadlines actually completed. The work-life balance doesn't not exist for me as I am trying to keep up with these deadlines.


  10. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ameresco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with some of the finest engineers in the field both professionally and personally. The company is constantly pursing new and interesting work which keeps things fresh. A tremendous backlog makes Ameresco a stable place to work.

    Cons

    Flatter company structure limits promotion opportunities. Since going public, there have been no bonuses. Communication and cooperation between various offices could be improved.


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