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Stephen Fernands
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Market operations center employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Customized Energy Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Absolute transparency, from financial status to company goals / performance are given quarterly, and available to all employees. The managers I was in contact with were open with their objectives and clear on their expectations. Managerial support was available 24/7 without negative repercussions for the sometimes common 3am calls. Whenever I had an idea, question, concern or constructive criticism, it was met...

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    Cons

    The pace of a slightly younger company with the growth rate of CES can overwhelm some. On boarding of new clients is often a vary expedient process and requires a lot of addition support from all levels of staff. If this doesn’t seem like something you would enjoy, it may still be the only “con” I can make you aware of.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to continue to rely on your key subordinates for insights to efficiencies and avoidance of errors. This was a strength that the CES leadership had and should continue to exercise.

    Customized Energy Solutions2018-09-28

    Customized Energy Solutions Response

    December 5, 2018President

    Thank you for taking the time to provide such a thorough review. We will definitely take your advice on reliance on our team leaders. I agree that our strength is based largely on having a skilled team and making sure they are given the support they need to Customized Energy Solutions ...

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  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Customized Energy Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, flat organization structure, and freedom to collaborate

    Cons

    Autonomy and lack of collaboration

    Customized Energy Solutions2018-08-21

    Customized Energy Solutions Response

    December 5, 2018President

    Thanks for the positive review. I appreciate that sometimes something that is a strength - in this case autonomy - can also be a weakness. We are implementing a platform to help overall collaboration on skills development that will hopefully also foster collaboration on projects ...

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  3. "Friendly work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Customized Energy Solutions full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Wife variety of projects, great tools and programs to help us, great co-workers

    Cons

    High expectations on time at work

    Customized Energy Solutions2017-02-27

    Customized Energy Solutions Response

    March 2, 2017President

    Thank you for recommending us as a place to work. We appreciate being a company that is able to provide its associates with a range of opportunities within our 7 business practice areas.

  4. "Fast Growing, Knowledgeable, Experienced, and Innovative Energy Consulting Company with a Flat Managerial Structure"

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    Current Employee - Energy/Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Customized Energy Solutions full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Incredibly knowledgable employees. Relaxed and friendly daily work environment with semi-flexible hours/schedule. Flat managerial style works very well if your an independently motivated individual who likes a bit of freedom. Industry competitive compensation with great benefits. Innovative technologies and in-house developed platforms. Wide range of retail, wholesale, emerging tech, natural gas, and renewable energy...

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    Cons

    Due to the flat structure, combined with some rash or poor higher level management decisions made by the CEO...certain employees have been known to take significant advantage of the system in place leading to a frustrating team environment at times. Real accountability through most business lines is lacking especially in this fast moving company. CEO has also been known to threaten legal action and enforce non-compete...

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    Advice to Management

    Aside from some ill-advised and highly questionable management decisions... The combination of increased accountability and adding an enhanced management structure, could provide some much needed oversight and increase productivity. Overall it's a great company that will provide you with vast knowledge and experience in a rapidly growing industry. I would highly recommend employment (especially if you get them to drop...

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    Customized Energy Solutions2016-02-01

    Customized Energy Solutions Response

    February 15, 2016President

    Thank you for writing a review and recommending the company as a place for people to work. We certainly strive to be a company that serves our clients and fellow staff through attracting and developing self motivated and exceptional associates who perform at a high level individually ...

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  5. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Customized Energy Solutions full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Excellent place to work at for people willing to take initiative. Great team and highly talented individuals allows you to expand your knowledge base and keeps you motivated.

    Cons

    Flat organisation sometimes can frustrate you as things will roll forward slowly than expected.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Growing and recognise highly productive folks.

    Customized Energy Solutions2015-08-09
  6. "One of the fastest growing energy consulting and services company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Customized Energy Solutions full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great team, deep expertise on energy markets, lots of growth opportunities, multiple business lines

    Cons

    work life balance could be challenging. could use more structured internal training and support policies.

    Customized Energy Solutions2014-07-12
  7. "One of the best consulting firms in Energy Sector"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Customized Energy Solutions

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial structure. Anyone and everyone has a liberty to develop a successful business line. Providing best solutions to clients in our moto and we work much closer to the ground as a consulting firm, and is the most ethical in terms of transactions and bidding for projects

    Cons

    This may not be a great place for people who prefer stringent structure and work to be delivered to their table

    Advice to Management

    Keep rocking!!!

    Customized Energy Solutions2015-07-01
  8. "Great people providing great services within a unique management construct"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Customized Energy Solutions

    Pros

    - High quality staff - Ethical and customer centric mentality - Excellent benefits - Flat corporate structure - Open organization - Entrepreneurial

    Cons

    - The unique management style can be frustrating at times. - Senior management has less experience than executives in similar organizations which can result inefficiencies, decision errors, and lost opportunities

    Advice to Management

    - Minimize the lack of management experience by seeking increased input ffom employees with deep experience on issues that the management team is working to address. - If continued growth is the target, it may be necessary to bring in outside executive personnel to manage and grow existing operations while president focuses on new lines of business.

    Customized Energy Solutions2011-06-02
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work and Learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Customized Energy Solutions full-time

    Pros

    CES can be a great place to work and build expertise on the inner workings of the energy industry and competitive electricity markets. For a company of its size, it enjoys an outstanding reputation among some of the largest energy players in the U.S. and the world thanks to its knowledgeable employees and the client-first mentality spearheaded by the founder. Pay and benefits tend to be good for the Philadelphia region,...

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    Cons

    Management as a whole can be disorganized and the company could benefit from better coordination both within and between teams. The strategic direction of the company or individual business lines is not always clear, leaving workers unsure of where to focus their efforts. The current annual review process seems to under-weigh individual contributions, so there is not necessarily a strong incentive in terms of bonus...

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    Advice to Management

    Improve organization and coordination across business lines to address growing pains as the company continues to expand. Standardize business practices throughout the company to streamline workflow. Establish clearer pathways for employee career growth and rewards for high performance.

    Customized Energy Solutions2017-10-17

    Customized Energy Solutions Response

    March 13, 2018President

    Thank you for your review. We strive to be a company that develops the skills of associates and serves our clients' needs. Having a flat organizational structure does sometimes lead to lack of clear pathways for career growth. We have sought to develop more streamlined ways to ...

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  10. "Ran Company"

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    Current Employee - Head Energy Consultant in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Customized Energy Solutions full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Work whe you want and do what you want but your money results In that

    Cons

    Stress and the same work when you want is also a negative

    Advice to Management

    More due Diligence should be put in

    Customized Energy Solutions2016-12-02

    Customized Energy Solutions Response

    March 2, 2017President

    Thank you for recommending Customized Energy Solutions as a place to work. We do strive to provide flexibility when possible in how associates can succeed - glad this flexibility is working for you. If there are particular areas where we can automate processes to reduce repetitive ...

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