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EnerNOC Reviews

Updated March 28, 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. "Enernoc"

    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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits - smart people - great teams

    Cons

    company strategic vision changes every 6 months

    Advice to Management

    Have consistency with the company vision


  2. "Amazing place to work but not for everyone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    By far the smartest people to worked with. You'll advance your career by working here in so many ways. I've met a lot of close personal friends here as well. Also, most managers are macro style so you're able to set your own agenda/career direction.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency by the executives is a consistent theme. Also a lot of churn in the sales org. Company direction is very uncertain at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with your employees and listen to them. You have a team of extreme talent that can help steer the company in the right direction.


  3. "Great Dynamic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time

    Pros

    Face paced, interesting work, growth, autonomy, unlimited PTO

    Cons

    The cons of working for a fast growing tech company are also what make it a great place to work. It's not for everyone


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "The school of hard NOC's..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance was really good.

    Cons

    Not thinking more than a few months ahead about the long term future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Think through the long-term plan of the company before executing new project initiatives


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Straying away from the Core Strategy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Upbeat workforce, young professional atmosphere

    Cons

    executive level shifts, little transparency

    Advice to Management

    More transparency to the current state of the company


  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
    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    engaging culture, dynamic environment, opportunity to grow, enthusiasm from leadership

    Cons

    frequent shifts in strategy can make it challenging for those that prefer rigid discipline and structure

    Advice to Management

    be as transparent as possible with strategic vision


  9. "Business Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Point Richmond, Contra Costa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Point Richmond, Contra Costa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Energetic bright people and innovative company focused on energy intelligence.

    Cons

    Software development stack was not built for the rapid changes required to meet customers demands in complex California market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on innovating, the improvements to your platform and capabilities beyond Demand Response are impressive.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Strategy means saying no"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Whip smart colleagues. Interesting sectors and technologies. Informal work environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much "work theater". Too much tolerance for BS. Little to no consistent communication of mission and vision means line managers pick and choose priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate again and again what is being done, and more importantly, what is not being done. Don't ignore cultural contradictions -- put the resources where the talk is and be upfront about what's actually important (shareholder perspectives).


  11. Helpful (11)

    "Sinking ship - Run away!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.



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