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EnerNOC Reviews

Updated June 22, 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)

  • Very misguided upper management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Ups and Downs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opinions count, lots of job freedom, get to work on something that really matters

    Cons

    Management is unskilled, don't address known product and tool deficiencies


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Need to Figure out their Direction"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone really is passionate about energy management. They give a lot of responsibility to junior level employees (and even interns), which meant that I learned a lot while I was there and my feedback was generally respected. The office space is great and people eat lunch on the lawn outside every day its nice enough to.

    Cons

    A common saying at EnerNOC is "the market isn't mature enough for us yet." If the market isn't buying your product, maybe something else needs to change. Although the Seaport is great, its really hard to get to.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "It was great in the beginning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The atmosphere was awesome and you get to work with some really smart people in their fields.
    - Open PTO policy
    - Easy ability to work from home

    Cons

    - Projects are not always well thought out
    - Communication directly from upper management was not always clear
    - Growth within the company has slowed down

    Advice to Management

    - Try setting more realistic goals.
    - For new, non Demand Response products try leveraging just one large existing customer for beta rather than selling/promising a product to multiple customers and setting unrealistic delivery dates.


  4. "QA"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people
    Green Tech
    People are inspired to be there
    Good growth opportunities

    Cons

    Can't seem to figure out its future direction


  5. "Great culture."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and great benefits. You come to work everyday knowing that you will be working on a product that will help people and help the planet. Very rewarding. Managers treat you well.

    Cons

    The engineering department currently needs A LOT of help. Too focused on making a deadline only to scrap the code later and write it how it should have been written. Way too many layers.

    QA Automation team is in shambles. Only a fraction of the QAA engineers actually are semi-proficient in Java code. Management won't do anything about it, making developers pick up the slack.

    Pay is on the very low end.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more. Hire better.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of challenging project assignments.

    Cons

    Sometimes the software you develop may never get used in production.

    Advice to Management

    Too many layers of middle management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Product, Decent People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continue to improve product. Trying to improve work-life balance. Striving for continuous improvement. Improving customer account management.

    Cons

    Management out of touch with customers. Sales very aggressive. Salary not competitive. Execution been lacking for a long time.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "On the brink"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, challenging environment (in a good way), great mission

    Cons

    Keep changing strategy, won't make investment in infrastructure to set employees up for success

    Advice to Management

    Double down on current strategy and make appropriate investments - try to go more than 3 months without another major re-org. Company is on the brink of success but it wears on someone after a while.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Shaky & Political Middle Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The average employee at EnerNOC is young, passionate, and intelligent. The company culture (as long as you're in Boston) is great - smart and passionate, willing to work hard and innovate.

    Cons

    Middle management is generally determined by tenure, not management experience or other values. Not that that is a terrible thing all of the time, but in general, middle management is very hit or miss. The other major con of working at EnerNOC is simply how political one of the departments is. If you know the right people, hang out with the right clique, and work on the one 'good' team, you will have a great go of it at EnerNOC. Otherwise, you're ability to do good work will be hampered by politics.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the internal politics - everyone knows they are there but folks aren't willing to take steps to fix it. It completely undermines the mission.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential for growth + good industry

    Cons

    Regulations can be a big obstacle for the company

    Advice to Management

    engage interns more


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