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Jim Korczykowski
9 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    Great Company with huge opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Energy Curtailment Specialists full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity Great culture Recognition for work Enjoyable niche market Marketing Department

    Cons

    Buffalo has long winters Nothing to bad to say, feel pretty great here.

  2. Bad Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Energy Curtailment Specialists full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Some good people work there. 401k matching. CEO was a nice guy.

    Cons

    The culture was really bad. They treat people like machines.

  3. Field Associate

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    Former Employee - Field Associate in Lindenhurst, NY

    I worked at Energy Curtailment Specialists full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Family environment, upper management was always accessible and cooperative and there was lots of freedom to work independently.

    Cons

    No many growth opportunities for field workers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  4. Engineering Manager

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      Former Employee - Energy Manager in Buffalo, NY

      I worked at Energy Curtailment Specialists

      Pros

      Work outside the office. Interact with customers.

      Cons

      Management was a bit aggressive.

      Advice to Management

      Let managers conduct their own business

    • A few highs with many lows

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Energy Curtailment Specialists full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      ECS is a good place for a young, college grad that is looking to get their first real office job. The benefits are very fair, the pay is okay, and ECS is a top player in a growing industry. ECS will be around for many years, but ECS will only get better, grow the way it should, and hit its true potential with new management in place.

      Cons

      Many things to write about, but don't believe everything you read on this site. The company is not always getting sued, we don't refuse to pay people what they are promised, every single manager has been promoted from within, and the former owners (terrible leaders with a great business idea) are long gone. The issue is that all of the "management team" that was left behind after the sale are just plain and simple terrible...

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      Advice to Management

      The bar needs to be higher for everyone. When the bar is set low, employees don't achieve much outside of the status quo. The whole management team needs to meet more than once a month or just when something is wrong. We need more diversity. Something needs to be done to get all employees on the same page and going towards the same goals, all as one company. ONE GOAL - ONE COMPANY. Decisions need to be made faster, and...

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    • Empty Promises.

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Energy Curtailment Specialists full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      ECS is ideal for the young professional, or maybe a seasoned professional looking to gain experience in the energy industry. The environment is very casual and management is lenient with schedules for employees' personal obligations.

      Cons

      Shortly after you start working at ECS, you'll begin to notice the amount of disgruntled and frustrated employees you meet steadily increase. Certain things you would naturally expect in certain work environments are simply inconsistent, vaguely explained, touchy subjects, or altogether nonexistent. The power structure is reserved for 3 people (now 2, being that the president "resigned"). These people are inaccessible...

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      Advice to Management

      It might not be the advice they're looking for.

    • Helpful (1)

      SERIOUS SALES REP'S LOOK ELSEWHERE COMPANY DOESN'T PAY AS PROMISED

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      Current Employee - Anonymous 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Energy Curtailment Specialists full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great Individuals to talk with and work with.

      Cons

      Company put's out incentives then find a way not to pay out!!!!!! Company promises high commission money. If you think a couple hundred bucks is high well then you would be in the right place. Company says they promote with in. Ask around you will find that is not really the case.

    • Helpful (1)

      Company in transition, plenty to complain about but overall was treated fairly

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      Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Buffalo, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Energy Curtailment Specialists full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      flexible work schedule, company outings are enjoyable/family friendly, always allowed us to leave a couple hours early before holidays, fair HR dept., decent pay, some really great co-workers, solid benefits.

      Cons

      All about making $, period...and they make the majority of their profits during the summer months so vacation time needs to be staggered between departments. Event days are chaotic (and can run 3-5 days straight, customers get livid) Communication between departments is laughable, 30 minute break is very restrictive and heavily watched, had to walk on egg shells constantly with any constructive criticism of company,...

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      Advice to Management

      Improve communication between departments desperately...sales staff is told one thing, research is told another, also develop a better system of communication to customers. Often left in the dark too often about the intricacies of the DR program, especially during events.

    • Small company with an identity complex

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Energy Curtailment Specialists full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Pretty flexible if you have family concerns

      Cons

      In turmoil due to buyout. Some long-time employees are given undeserved deferential treatment.

      Advice to Management

      Favoritism creates resentment

    • Helpful (6)

      A positive, fun, and enjoyable place to be employed.

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      Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Buffalo, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Energy Curtailment Specialists full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      -Very friendly and positive people. -Flexible work schedule... different start/end times dependent on the employee's needs. -Good benefits, including 401k, health and dental insurance, paid vacation, short and long-term disability, relaxed atmosphere and dress code, free gym access, and life insurance opportunities. -Early departure the day before holidays. -Bake sales, fundraisers, company gatherings outside of work....

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      Cons

      -Communication between departments can be difficult sometimes. Knowing what sections of a given department or departments as a whole are doing can stimulate creative thought, new possibilities towards solving the same goals, and keeping everyone in the loop. -A small number of bad apples in the company whose end goal is to whine and complain, yet never speak up or offer suggestions when called out by management or given...

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      Advice to Management

      -Invest in your employees (literally and figuratively). Give them reasons to stay and continue to develop their careers with you. Ask for their advice. They may seem like a number at times, but these are the building blocks that can make this company greater.

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