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Updated March 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Great mission and desire to change the way the world uses energy (in 16 reviews)

  • The people are high-calibre and are united on a mission I care deeply about - to change the way the world uses energy (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Employees are so passionate about the work that they sometimes don't ensure work/life balance by setting boundaries for work time (in 17 reviews)

  • They laid off a bunch of people with 2-weeks severance, because upper management made terrible business decisions (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Future"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time

    Pros

    Our team has great coworkers with intellectual capital, tools to support work tasks. Great Baltimore team.

    Cons

    Unclear business model and future direction.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "2-weeks severance across the board"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some of the brightest, most mission-driven people. Smart and generally willing to help out, but only those below Director level.

    Cons

    They laid off a bunch of people with 2-weeks severance, because upper management made terrible business decisions. Yet upper management gets to keep their jobs and salaries, while the rest of the employees get pushed out with no cushion. After layoffs were announced, upper management went around ignoring people who sat a few feet away who they knew were laid off. I would not go back or recommend to anyone to work for a company that does that.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for your poor decisions. You screw up over and over again and yet get to keep your jobs, positions, and stock. The only people hurt by your poor management are your employees, who get pushed out on the street, and then you ignore them. Would it have killed you to apologize? You need to do better, own up to it.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "A very bad place to be"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks and a nice view of the Atlantic from HQ.

    Cons

    Company has a lot of director and above little people with big titles that run roughshod over their rank and file employees. As another reviewer mentioned, it isn't uncommon for long tenured employees to receive 2 weeks severance (the same as most companies would give you if you were being terminated with cause) because management has driven the company financials into the toilet and can't pull them back out to save their life. That's OK though because, unlike most companies, management is well compensated DESPITE performance.

    Advice to Management

    A new CEO would be a good first step in the right direction.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best and brightest people you'll ever work with. Great company mission and vision. Lots of opportunity to make an impact for employees of any level. Can be a chaotic place to work, but usually in a good way.

    Cons

    Company is sometimes ambitious to the point of arrogance, leading to over-investment in things that aren't yet proven viable on the assumption that they are sure to succeed.


  6. "Mixed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UBM
    Current Employee - UBM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to take initiative
    Benefits
    Tech support

    Cons

    Management of entry-level positions
    Poor workflows

    Advice to Management

    There is definitely a lot of very smart management at Enernoc, but I didn't find that there was nearly enough support or interest in how my team was functioning.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Mission to change the way the world uses energy
    - Cool office and good location
    - Smart and competent coworkers, mostly friendly
    - Pretty good technology, for the most part
    - Solid legacy business (demand response)
    - Good work/life balance and unlimited holidays

    Cons

    - Massive investment in other verticals (mostly software) led to losses, because the market was not "ready", and massive layoffs as a result (+ "planned attrition"). Employees take the hit while c-suite goes on almost like nothing happened.
    - Terrible transition with no clear vision from above on how to repurpose the software that was built.
    - Culture and mood took a serious hit, offices feel mostly empty. Even Fooda (restaurants) stopped coming to sell lunch!
    - Forget about company-paid activities / parties / lunches / perks ... overall, employee well being doesn't seem to be a focus anymore.
    - Mostly sink-or-swim attitude towards newcomers. No formal training, no mentoring, just figure stuff out.
    - With the current low cost of energy and political background, I don't see the business going much better.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees need some rock solid direction and support if you want them to be productive, engaged and carry the business. Now is not the time to let them give up on EnerNOC, but instead inspire them, support them and make them trust the business, by providing concrete facts, directions and timelines. Time to follow up a good idea with a good execution.


  8. Helpful (9)

    "The Titanic revisited"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior PM in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior PM in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - There are a few decent people still working for EnerNOC
    - Working from Home office

    Cons

    - EnerNOC used to be about the people that helped them become the biggest aggregator in the world, now its all about discarding loyalty.
    - Cutbacks. The employees are paying for the huge mistakes made by the current leadership yet none of that same leadership is paying the price.
    - Horrendous management. There are Managers in charge that have zero people skills and are simply in it to rake in as much capital as they can before the cutbacks hit them. Backstabbing is part of the norm.
    - Reorganization after reorganization after reorg. They cannot make a plan and stick with it longer than a few months...none of the changes work.
    - No clarity on changes that are made to existing staff. Its all about wallowing in the mud trying to find a team or person that can help or work with you.
    - No work/life balance at all. Lots of huffing and uffing about how the company gives unlimited PTO, in essence there is rarely any time to take off without massive guilt trips.

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty is lost. No one is in it for EnerNOC any longer, only themselves. You have no one to blame but yourselves. I don't have any positive advice for you as the ship is listing badly and about to sink or be bought for scrap.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "My Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time

    Pros

    -Free snacks
    -Unlimited PTO policy, which also saves the company money
    -Daily in-house pop-up restaurant
    -Ideal location in the Seaport district
    -Gym access with showers and changing facilities on each floor
    -Casual dress code
    -Easy to move around laterally and work your way up through the organization

    Cons

    -Employee morale is at an all-time low
    -Lack of vision for the organization
    -Went through two rounds of layoffs in 2016
    -Software side of the business isn't taking off as expected, contributing to a lot of the layoffs
    -Lots of debt coming up over the next few years due to the price of energy futures
    -Some upper management not experts in their functional roles (e.g. a Director with no experience in their field)
    -Benefits could be better for a company that calls itself a software company
    -Company is not diverse

    Advice to Management

    -Determine a direction for the company
    -Be transparent with employees
    -Hire people who can walk their talk


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place, but won't be coming back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office, great perks, good people

    Cons

    Disorganized and understaffed in the IT department


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Principal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Principal in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, strong teams, great location in the Seaport , interesting focus on triple bottom line wins for the company, customers, and the world, broad international impact

    Cons

    Actively restructuring the business, low growth potential outside DR side of the house, "the biggest start up you'll ever work for" means carrying massive overhead for very entrepreneurial groups, without find the efficiencies needed to manage clean processes of a larger company

    Advice to Management

    Stay proactive in managing the numbers and their impact on people



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