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Elysian Energy Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Elysian Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. Management will listen if you are willing to go and speak with them. Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth can seem limited if you can't convince management where you want to transition in a clear manner.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your team and put field team members on the Management team.


  2. "A Beautiful Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Elysian Energy is a beautiful place. The employees care, deeply, about the mission. People's intentions are to do good work. That culture is created at the management level, and enables people to capitalize on their strengths. The work/life balance is really strong. It is a place for people, rather than headcount. There are 4 paid volunteer days for full-time employees. The office has a Green Team that finds new ways to improve company sustainability. People are encouraged to share new ideas and start new projects. There is an education benefit for people who want to go back to school or take a class.

    Elysian is a small company, so priorities can change quickly, resources can be scarce, and you can be asked to wear many hats (these could be a 'con'). When your work pays off, there's a tremendous source of ownership and pride.

    Cons

    There is a limit to company growth based on the programs Elysian participates in. Also (and this could be a 'pro'), it is a small company, so priorities can change quickly, resources can be scarce, and you can be asked to wear many hats. Sometimes that means failure, or falling behind on goals or giving up on others.

    Advice to Management

    I believe management has an amazingly well-constructed philosophy for leadership and professional development. That said, they should encourage people to innovate, work with a sense of urgency, and not take for granted that employees will immediately recognize all of the internal opportunities available to them.

  3. "QHEC Installation Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QHEC Installation Technician in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - QHEC Installation Technician in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Elysian Energy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic coworkers (excellent people, doing excellent work). Leadership that cares and shows it via communication as well as extensive, comprehensive employee benefits. And an important mission that helps save the planet.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  4. "Worst Job of All"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are generally nice people. Office is transit-accessible.

    Cons

    Management does not have a plan for the company and has gotten by on luck and the work of the underpaid young people it employs. Pay starts low and continues low. The ambitious leave the company within 1-2 years. There are no opportunities for growth.

    Elysian Energy Response

    Sep 17, 2015 – Marketing Coordinator

    "Worst job of all" seems a bit harsh. We can think of at least a few jobs that should hold that title: "elephant exhibit cleaner", "parachute tester", and "glassdoor response reviewer" come to mind... More


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    "Jack of a Couple Trades, Master of None"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Elysian Energy full-time

    Pros

    The owner only hires attractive employees. The well meaning employees hold management to some account. Managers sponsor frequent happy hours.

    Cons

    There is a glass ceiling for everyone. Management flat out ignores good ideas. Lack of leadership is poisoning the whole company. Cutting corners and sloppy workmanship is the norm. Management has no problem asking employees to take unnecessary risks.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a business model that doesn't rely solely on utility rebate programs. Try to return to your roots. The focus has shifted from making the world a better place to making more money. An internal restructuring is long overdue.


  6. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Intern - Energy Ambassador in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Intern - Energy Ambassador in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Elysian Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people at this company are awesome. They truly care about their jobs and each other. There are values posted on the walls of the office that I believe employees stick to. Technicians for Quick Home Energy Checkups (QHECs) and Energy Audits are trained extensively and do a thorough job when in customers' homes. The office environment is very casual. QHEC/audit technicians are compensated for both mileage and travel time.

    Cons

    Pay was kind of low, and QHEC/audit technician positions require a lot of travel. QHEC/audit technicians who are constantly out in the field rarely get to reap the benefits of working in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Give technicians the option to socialize with office employees through out-of-work gatherings.


  7. "Perfect and Honest"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly, passionate, purposeful, important, and very respectful.

    Cons

    If you dont care about energy efficiency at ALL, then this may be the wrong place for you

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