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Clean Energy Fuels Reviews

Updated May 31, 2019

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2.3
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Clean Energy Fuels CEO Andrew J. Littlefair
Andrew J. Littlefair
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "The business plan of the company was essentially a good idea, use a cleaner/cheaper fuel that is sourced in north America(in 5 reviews)

  • "Good pay relative to competitors(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The people who rise to the top are either socially or politically connected to the executive team(in 3 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great company and management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Energy Fuels

    Pros

    Amazing management. Let's you do your work. Very helpful if you have questions. Amazing company culture. Everyone is happy. Always wanting you to learn the business. The company is helping the world go green. Weekly meeting so everyone stays in the same page. Each departments are very open with each other.

    Cons

    No cons to management. Management is always there to help. Sometimes it seems like there is a disconnect between the senior execs. But that is just because they are located upstairs. Amazing communication between the managers and your supervisors to the senior execs.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

    Clean Energy Fuels2017-03-22
  2. "Review of accounting department."

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      Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist 

      I worked at Clean Energy Fuels full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great location to work at. Managers are there to assist you at times when needed.

      Cons

      Redundant. Department chemistry was all over the place, passive aggressive comments.

      Advice to Management

      New management.

      Clean Energy Fuels2019-05-31
    • Helpful (1)

      "Out of Touch Management"

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      Current Employee - Project Manager in Newport Beach, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Clean Energy Fuels full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Interesting work with challenging projects that can be technically rewarding.

      Cons

      Management is way over their head running a business. Most, if not all, decisions are self serving to management and the particular hierarchy they belong to. Zero cohesion between departments and rampant cronyism with a large dose of nepotism. Promotions based on friendships, not competence. See stock price history and profit for further evidence. Executives channel luxury lifestyle through company. SEC should investigate.

      Advice to Management

      Advice to Board and Total (25% owner) - Major problem is COO but his direct reports are no better. CEO has no clue COO's incompetence or ignores it.

      Clean Energy Fuels2019-02-01
    • "BDM"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Clean Energy Fuels full-time

      Pros

      Great employees and understanding management, generally happy work environment. No micromanaging.

      Cons

      Very top heavy in management, nepotism allows mostly men to grow within the organization, not very many opportunities for promotion.

      Clean Energy Fuels2018-10-31
    • Helpful (3)

      "Director"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Clean Energy Fuels full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      If you're a white male that is connected to the executive team, you have a chance at moving up without any proven work experience. Also, you won't have to worry about being laid off either. Huge plus. Can you sense my sarcasm yet? Building is nice. Food trucks come by 2x a month. If you're lucky, there are usually air freshener sprays in the bathrooms. And oh, there's fruit in the break room for us to share....

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      Cons

      Entire executive team is out of touch with their employees. They take credit for the work you do and undermine you when you raise issues with clear evidence. Lack of work/life balance. Forget about the idea of bonuses. They don't exist. Pay is not up to par with the cost of living and job title. Many employees have side hustles or second jobs in hopes that they can quit this place. If you are a female, prepare...

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      Advice to Management

      Purge your entire executive team. Stop the nepotism. Stop rewarding employees that don't put in the work. You need more air refreshners in this builiding....too many executives and managers making this place smell like poo and your low stock price is a metaphor to how this place is run.

      Clean Energy Fuels2018-10-29
    • Helpful (4)

      "Horrible Management on East Coast. #1 Micromanaging #2 ego"

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      Current Employee - Field Service in Brooklyn, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Clean Energy Fuels full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      You get to work outside

      Cons

      If you like being watched on Camera, then this is the company for you. They are rolling out vehicle cams to further micro manage you. This is the easiest job I ever had, but the managers make you feel like the world is about to explode. On call ALL the time!!

      Advice to Management

      Please consider replacing our current east cost management. We are loosing people left and right.

      Clean Energy Fuels2018-03-06
    • Helpful (5)

      "Liked my co-workers incompetent management"

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      Former Employee - Plant Operator in Boron, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Clean Energy Fuels full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The company makes a lot of money and generous to a point, pay and benefits are good.

      Cons

      Management is incompetent especially at the Boron plant, and backs are stabbed and scapegoats are made to ensure his job. HR is on his side so if you dont care about your self worth your job is safe.

      Advice to Management

      I have no advice for this management, you as errogant and ignorant as they come, so any advice would be ignored. Dollar signs are all that matters.

      Clean Energy Fuels2018-01-14
    • Helpful (3)

      "Toxic, highly politicized organization"

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      Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Newport Beach, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Clean Energy Fuels full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      The business plan of the company was essentially a good idea, use a cleaner/cheaper fuel that is sourced in north America. Good pay relative to competitors.

      Cons

      Unfortunately the company's leadership is amongst the most challenged in the country, in 35 years of work experience, I've never seen a worse company culture. The people who rise to the top are either socially or politically connected to the executive team. This has led to a company that has lost most of it's growth. Avoid employment with Clean Energy Fuels unless you are desperate for a job.

      Advice to Management

      Current management team is not capable of taking advice, not worth wasting breath to give them advice. Echo chamber. The current stock price of $2 per share is reflective of the management team, only way this company will get better is with a new management team. Current board of directors does not seem capable of doing what the organization needs.

      Clean Energy Fuels2017-12-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "okay place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Clean Energy Fuels full-time

      Pros

      great benefits, good tone at the top as management really cares about improving processes and producing good quality of work

      Cons

      lots of politics, very volatile industry,

      Clean Energy Fuels2017-09-18
    • Helpful (4)

      "Absolutely Look Elsewhere"

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

      I worked at Clean Energy Fuels full-time

      Pros

      Location - close to freeways, and the weather is typically mild in Newport.

      Cons

      Everything else. This company doesn't care for its employees, the management is woeful at best, and the performance expectations are not commiserate with the compensation.

      Advice to Management

      Stop taking credit for the work done by staff. Stop moving unqualified people up the chain of command. Seek training in proper managerial skills. Stop paying exorbitant bonuses for title and do reward for contribution. Please learn how to exhibit consistent common courtesy. And please learn how to properly communicate - if you don't possess the basic skills necessary to impart an idea (like spelling, or email etiquette)...

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      Clean Energy Fuels2017-10-03
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