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"Inexperienced leadership resulting in bad decisions."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Working with clean energy.
My co-workers are very nice people.
Demand Response is a good clean option.
Working downtown Boston is cool.
Some areas of the company are better managed than others, like engineering and operations.

Cons

Senior management is inexperienced. Lots of poor judgements, especially in business acquisitions and in personnel hiring and firing. Senior management displays much swagger and ego, but it is not deserving. And even if it was, they should not be this way.
There seems to be confusion in Product strategy, lots of false starts, chasing after short money, not paying attention to the core competencies or a long-term vision.
Poor benefits, no 401-k match, no tuition reimbursement, no care for the development of the employee. I was shocked a few months back when the company offered us stock shares in lieu of a portion of our salary; wow, this is not looking out for the welfare of their employees.
Areas of the company which are dysfunctional are Marketing, Sales and Product Management.

Advice to Management

Check your ego & swagger at the door.
Care for your employees.
Hire people with the right experience for the job especially at the senior level leadership positions.
Focus on your core competencies and have a stronger long-term vision.

Other Employee Reviews for EnerNOC

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented and dedicated people who really believe in the value of the work that they perform. Employees respect and support each other. There is a culture of genuine caring.

    Cons

    There are some long hours at times (as there are in any company that is growing).

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course--


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Uneven - but not as bad as people say here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place to get into the energy efficiency/cleantech space. EnerNOC hires a lot of people right out of undergrad and grad school and puts them onto impactful projects pretty quickly. Also, many people without 4 year degrees have been very successful in field ops and even in the NOC. Training and support are not always great, but drinking from the firehose can be a professional growth experience. EnerNOC serves a very diverse customer base and employees get a good idea of how many industries use energy. While it is an intense demanding work environment, several employees have been able to set up remote work situations when they've needed to move for a partner or spouse. Also, EnerNOC is pretty reasonable accommodating people with newborns and/or sick family members. If you are early in your career, this is a good place to learn the industry.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to have contempt for HR processes and talent management. As a result, some depts are miserable and worked to death while others are healthy and well run. It all depends on the quality of your manager. Your opportunities for training, growth, and career advancement also are highly dependent on your direct manager which is frustrating for many who work in poorly managed groups. Upper management takes an ad-hoc approach to many decisions that really require a much more disciplined and thoughtful approach, especially in regards to reorganizations and resource allocations. In addition, certain executives have hoarded parts of the org chart that logically shouldn't roll up to them. Communication could also be vastly improved. EnerNOC is also big enough now that it should make a conscious effort to boost diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Get serious about talent management and providing learning and growth opportunities for those in the cube farms. Also, identify and weed out weak managers who created toxic environments for their underlings.

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