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EnerNOC Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • The people are high-calibre and are united on a mission I care deeply about - to change the way the world uses energy (in 18 reviews)

  • Amazing culture of bright, passionate people who want to change the way the world uses energy (in 18 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. Helpful (8)

    "Arrogance and Incompetence rule the day"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Sales Experience
    -Worked with tough managers that taught me what is was like to have a truly mean leader
    -Learned how to sell myself. Amongst the chaos of the failing business, it was an important skill to learn. Not everyone gets eaten by the chasing bear, just the slowest

    Cons

    -They fired all my friends, some of which found out thursday/friday through rumors that they were being fired, only to be promptly fired Monday
    - Forced sales people to sell deals w/ software bundled, and refused to let you see the bread and butter product without software
    - as a salesperson, I missed out on a 50k+ commission because of a software requirement, only for them to abandon that product altogether a few months later.
    -They needed a reason to let a long tenured employee go, so they "audited" their expense reports until they found something

    Advice to Management

    -Tim has to go.
    -Let Brew run the business.
    -Focus on DR


  2. Helpful (10)

    "A very bad place to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (12)

    "The Titanic revisited"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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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.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Where Careers go to die"

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

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

    Pros

    People\co-workers were for the most part easy to work with if not the best technically

    Cons

    Political culture where positional power is very important


  6. Helpful (14)

    "Terribly-run company with a pretty facade"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Nice office on the Seaport (sorry, "Innovation District") in Boston.
    2. Free fruit.
    3. It's a good work/life balance and the benefits, except for medical/dental, aren't horrible.
    4. They struck gold with the demand response business and it's bringing in a lot of cash.
    5. Unlimited time off policy.

    Cons

    1. This is not a software company, it's a demand response company with value-adds (bill management and procurement). If you are a software engineer, look elsewhere.
    2. Product leadership does zero research into what can actually generate revenue and are surprised when they end up broke. Whatever they seem to get with #4 above, they blow on bad decisions made inside of vacuums.
    3. Even after the layoffs, the same core senior leadership team is intact, save for a couple of people. So the same captains are still steering the ship.
    4. Dishonesty/obfuscation from the top-down. Layoffs came out of nowhere for a lot of affected employees, primarily due to everything about the business being communicated, even immediately prior, in an overly positive and rose-colored manner.
    5. The under-culture of this place is just nasty. Never in my career have I seen so many charlatans posture and pontificate onB various subjects, while simultaneously doing absolutely nothing, only to end up being rewarded for it in the end.
    6. They have Cigna for health insurance which is pretty bad if you actually have to use it.

    Advice to Management

    Please start being honest with people on what your company is. The Supreme Court's decision in your favor was the major reason you've pivoted back to investing more into demand response. I see the decision constantly being downplayed and it just makes anyone with brain think you're hiding something.

    Please stop buying companies. You are really bad at it. You have effectively destroyed every company you've bought, costing our already fragile economy hundreds of jobs.


  7. Helpful (31)

    "Shame on the Board of Directors for not replacing the CEO yet"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is really nothing good to say about this company, maybe a good view from their Boston location on the Boston Harbor.

    Cons

    EnerNOC has gone through failed acquisition after failed acquisition sometimes selling them for half of what was paid plus multiple failed restructurings. The company is now laying off 15% of it's employees which could have been avoided if these failed acquisitions never happened in the first place. At any other public company the C-suite executives would be replaced for this kind of negligence, why is this not happening at EnerOC and why is the CEO still running the company. The CEO is hot headed, hot tempered and has no clue how to run a company or how to treat it's employees. His only concern is his pockets and puts the well-being of his employees last. Good example of this is when the company announced full merit increases for it's employees only to take part of this away two days before merits were to be paid (while at the same time all executives received million dollar plus bonuses). The recent lay-offs at the Boston office were poorly managed, removing the head of Human Resources two weeks before lay-offs were announced, forcing those impacted to come in for an additional week (putting the company and remaining employees at risk), and giving two weeks severance to all those impacted regardless of how many years you were with the company. My advice to those thinking about applying to EnerNOC is to stay as far away as possible. This company is a sinking ship.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is that the Board of Director's put the best interest of the shareholders first and seriously consider replacing the C-suite executives due to failed acquisitions resulting in poor financial performance and massive lay-offs


  8. Helpful (11)

    "Sinking ship - Run away!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Demand Response is a cool concept that the world does need. It is a great way to help the planet.

    Cons

    The recent layoffs were very poorly managed. Staff were promised two month redundancy payments only to receive two weeks or less. Some staff had only just been hired by the business and were 4 weeks in to their employment.
    The software development team are terrible and have no ability to deliver. The business hired experts in software sales however the product was so poor that these talented people were all quietly let go.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like you bet big and loose more often than you win. I would slow down, measure the market and make smaller organic shifts that do not affect the lives of 300 people when your plans fail.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Field Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Do not really have any. Seemed like a good place to start with a lot of growth.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the upper level management had no clue how to manage people. Their thought was that the closer you could micromanage the better off they would be.
    Other reviews say that they are only concerned with their income and do not care about employees, and this is about right.
    As long as they got their bonuses and could smoke their pot they were good.

    Advice to Management

    Board of directors should sack all of the remaining original management and start fresh.


  10. "CRM Analyst Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - CRM Systems Analyst in Allston, MA
    Former Intern - CRM Systems Analyst in Allston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great team resource and company location. Decent intern hourly pay

    Cons

    Free-Labor in the team, nothing to build upon once you know the basic job functions. No growing or training path


  11. Helpful (6)

    "BDM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    The VP of Sales who had been there forever is gone.

    Cons

    I hated working here. The place is rife with egotistical managers and there is no upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the CEO. It all starts with him.


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