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Updated May 12, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a struggle, heavy workload can result in long unsocial hours (in 5 reviews)

  • Can be a bit slow in decision making and frustrating in achievement (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Director Energy Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at E.ON full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, work/life balance and great team

    Cons

    Glass ceiling hard to break through


  2. "Lost in translation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at E.ON full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay relative to the market, good benefits(for now), good people

    Cons

    Too many layers of upper management in Germany, lack of meaningful communication, no career growth potential, lower level employees are often work or are asked to be available on off days

    Advice to Management

    Management in the US must learn to say no to German management's excessive and duplicate requests and "initiatives". Management in Germany need to stop "grasping at straws" to develop a viable strategy for the company going forward.


  3. "good employer"

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    Current Employee - Can't Say in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Can't Say in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    overall good employer. would recommend

    Cons

    will share them later......need to think about it

    Advice to Management

    will share them later.....


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  5. "Paralegal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at E.ON (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse group of professionals with a passion for the work they do.

    Cons

    North American management team often finds their hands tied with executive management being in Germany. Extremely lean staff; lack of administrative support.

    Advice to Management

    Identify talent within your team and utilize those talents where best fit.


  6. "Had potential but was a dead end"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at E.ON (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work and at a time was a fun place to be with potential for a real career growth

    Cons

    Parent company's troubles affected ECRNA decision making ability. Most promotions seemed political rather than merit based. Senior management ECRNA from CEO and down seemed to just dance to their German masters' tune than having any plan or vision of their own

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there it can only improve(?)


  7. "Outstanding benefits and flexibility, but lacking in direction"

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    Current Employee - Director Origination & Energy Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director Origination & Energy Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at E.ON full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance in most roles, great people, excellent holiday/vacation package

    Cons

    No direction, unfocused, paralysis by analysis

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to make a decision instead of studying every little thing for years until the opportunity disappears


  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at E.ON full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, benefits, and environment

    Cons

    Raises are hard to come by


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growing in the usa with slow progress in building infrastructure. Bad managers."

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    Former Employee - Senior Tech in Taft, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Tech in Taft, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at E.ON full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great job. Management not good.

    Cons

    Fairness by managment. Most managers and safety people are incompetent. Don't know how they got these people in management.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves


  10. "I was proud of the positive environmental work we did."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    E.On Climate & Renewables, formerly known as Airtricity, was an Irish-based company until it was purchased by German-owned E.On. Airtricity was an incredible place to work. A place where I was thoroughly satisfied with my work product and company management. I was proud to work for a wind-farm company and raved about the company to my friends and family. It was a very special group of people doing very rewarding work.

    Cons

    As with many corporate buy-outs, things changed, although not immediately. As time passed, senior management began to leave. New, non-Airtricity folks were hired into senior management roles, and the company lost its synergy. A competitive rift and distrust formed between the Chicago and Austin offices.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. Senior and middle-management employees with tenure have left and continue to leave. Ask yourselves why. Stop making excuses. Face the issues. Fix them.


  11. "Programmer/Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at E.ON full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, excellent company. I always look forward to going to work in the mornings.

    Cons

    I am the sole developer so it gets lonely and boring sometimes, and I feel like I am missing out on the chance to learn from others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. This is a great company with great people working there, the future is bright for this company.


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