Energy Trust of Oregon Reviews

Updated Jan 9, 2021

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Energy Trust of Oregon Executive Director Michael Colgrove
Michael Colgrove
6 Ratings
  1. "Great Energy"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Energy Trust of Oregon for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything and Everyone Great atmosphere and great work

    Cons

    Nothing the whole organization takes the time to invest in its people

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  2. "Your typical nonprofit"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Energy Trust of Oregon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are undeniably the best reason to work here. Such good people - reasonable, caring, empathetic (at least, in my experience). Typical for nonprofits, the feel-goods behind the work are another pro. It's nice to work somewhere where you now good things are coming from the work you do.

    Cons

    ETO could benefit from a higher turnover rate, quite frankly. There are a LOT of folks here who've stuck around for more than five years, so change is terrifying to most. And strategically, ETO has to inevitably change its market and its means of service if it is going to remain relevant beyond the next couple of years. What results from the mounting pressure to change in a culture that is terrified of change? A lot of labor to barely move the needle...

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Look elsewhere"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Energy Trust of Oregon

    Pros

    The mission of the organization is great; there are exciting, innovative projects underway; and I have met several kind employees in passing (albeit outside of work).

    Cons

    Highly selective employer but little to show for it. As a nonprofit, compensation at ETO is low, yet the organization demands higher qualifications and years of experience than most government jobs. My supervisor does not express interest or even acknowledge my efforts to grow or work full-time, but expects me to complete more work than I am being paid to do. I spent months doing work for Energy Trust with no pay. This organization will use and extract all you have to offer, but provide no recognition and negligible compensation in return. ETO is also very white, so this must come with the territory.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Calm and Steady"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Energy Trust of Oregon for less than a year

    Pros

    Great group of people who are motivated to make a difference in this field. Very free to set your own pace and feel like your voice is heard during meetings.

    Cons

    This job isn't the best for Type A sorts. Most people here are introverted and have their own pace of doing things. This is a GOOD thing, but not a great cultural fit for everyone.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Positive environment for many, good place to grow"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Energy Trust of Oregon full-time

    Pros

    One of the best places to work on clean energy: effective, collegial and creative.

    Cons

    Communitarian office culture places highest value on alignment/ agreement and ensuring that no one loses face. May not support or reinforce the highest achievers, people prone to disagreement, change agents.

  6. "Intern Experience"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Energy Trust of Oregon for less than a year

    Pros

    Positive environment, value work life balance, and very smart and capable people

    Cons

    Since the company has a set number of full time employees that they can have at any given time, it can be hard to move up. It can also be a bit lonely for younger employees or contractors.

  7. "Really enjoyed my time with Energy Trust"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Energy Trust of Oregon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people, transparency and mission - providing the opportunity for your work to make a difference.

    Cons

    Everyone identifies their own "cons" for any work environment, the difference here is you'll have the opportunity to communicate, work on or work out the Cons that you find.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

    1.0
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Energy Trust of Oregon

    Pros

    Everyone was kind and meant well. It was a quiet space nothing too stressful.

    Cons

    This company did no practice what they preach in regards to environmental activists. They’re complete hypocrites.

  9. "Project Manager"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Energy Trust of Oregon full-time

    Pros

    great work/life balance, smart people, good culture, good healthcare benefits

    Cons

    can take a long time to get things done

  10. "Great Environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Energy Trust of Oregon

    Pros

    Healthy work environment that is always seeking to improve itself in a wide range of areas

    Cons

    As an engineer, the department I worked in did not provide many oportunities to apply engineering skills and knowledge in creative ways.

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