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Updated Dec 11, 2019

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2.8
34%
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Enviva Chairman and  CEO John Keppler
John Keppler
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "From what I can tell pretty good benefits across the board(in 8 reviews)

  • "Fast growing company, and growing industry(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Unrealistic expectations make work life balance a challenge(in 22 reviews)

  • "No respect from upper management(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent Company!!

      Jun 30, 2015 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fast paced, but flexible for family.

      Cons

      The turnover in upper management Can be frustrating.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Stay far away from Enviva!

      Dec 11, 2019 - Senior Accountant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good sales potential Free Snacks Good rank and file colleagues

      Cons

      Very unprofessional upper management. Witnessed peers being cursed, threatened, intimidated, and work/life balance is non-existant. I have never worked at such a place or even heard of anyone else who worked at such a horrible place. It is an embarrassment for an American company to treat it's employees so poorly. It is a TOXIC environment and this is proven out by the very high employee turnover rate. Also, for accounting, there is a very insufficient and poor ERP system which means you are asked to maintain hundreds of Excel spreadsheets and for them to be perfect. If you accept a job with them you WILL regret it. No one is happy there.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Toxic work culture with unlimited potential

      Oct 3, 2019 - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Company has relatively good pay and benefits. Business and growth outlook is fantastic. In the main and regional offices plenty of perks including fully loaded (&free) breakrooms. Company also pretty good regarding approving expenses and offering development opportunities. There are also a lot of very talented people there. Most in junior positions looking for their opportunity to advance. Would recommend Enviva only a few select types of people 1) if you are located very close to one of the operating plants and you want to find a job in that rural community AND 2) you do not have a family with children and are able to come into work at the drop of a hat (this applies to pretty much everyone in the company) or 3) you just need to have a job while you look for another job.

      Cons

      Extremely toxic work environment which generally stems from incompetent upper management. Great people are generally marginalized or let go while incompetent favorites quickly advance. While this is somewhat an issue in most companies- I have never seen it to the vast extremes that are present at Enviva. There is very high turnover. Extreme micromanagement coming from the highest levels. Constant phone calls and expectations to work on the weekends and at all hours of the day (and night). Your career path will Enviva not be based upon your hard work, dedication or intelligence but rather if you can avoid being blamed. Everyone who can leave does leave unless their compensation is so high it can’t be matched in the current job market. Can be long commutes based upon work location.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Another Company Failure

      Oct 31, 2019 - Project Manager in Panama City, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The people at the project and plant level are great

      Cons

      This is a classic example of the modern failure of companies. Management has empowered a bunch of inexperienced MBA finance people to run their projects in upper management Because they have been empowered by title and position, they are being told they know more than the people at the project level They don’t

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      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      The Poor Reviews are 99% Correct

      Jul 3, 2019 - Projects in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Enviva is a growing company, and they seem to have little market competition for the space they're in. As long as political headwinds don't change, or significant technological advancements don't disrupt their market, they've set themselves up for the next 15-20 years or more. Plenty of free food and snacks. Company provided vehicle for high travel employees.

      Cons

      Whatever the Pros are, they are significantly outweighed by the Cons. The most serious downside is upper management, especially that over Operations. They have high turnover for a reason. The several mentions of long working hours and poor work / life balance are here for a reason. There are plenty of other, much larger, 24/7 industrial companies that don't struggle like this. Yes, they pay pretty well. Other companies pay just as well and better. Why does upper management perform poorly? They overwhelmingly come from industries dissimilar to Enviva's core business, and their logic and decision making strategies don't align with what the company actually does. The plant's are not assembly lines, but management wants them run that way. Everyone is learning on the fly what it means to run a processing company, but instead of acknowledging their failures and changing course, it's as though they dig their heels in deeper. Despite several fancy business degrees running around the company, they've not yet been able to correct what all these reviews over several years have repeatedly said. I don't think management is stupid. I think they're arrogant. I saw many dedicated, hard working individuals get openly and publicly maligned and defamed by management. There are still several good people working here, and I firmly believe that if the CEO and the board did a major shakeup with upper management, Enviva would see tremendous growth.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Chaotic managenent

      Aug 27, 2019 - Administrative Assistant in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Salary, benefits, snacks, free lunches.

      Cons

      Management is a disaster. No respect from upper management

      9 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company to work for

      Jul 26, 2018 - Millwright in Franklin, VA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good planning of outage days, pm’s are scheduled to where you don’t have to many in 1 day to complete, people are friendly. All around good environment.

      Cons

      Some upper management has a problem of micro managing

      6 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Could be a nice place to work, BUT...

      Oct 12, 2016 -  in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Can be a career enhancing move. Bonus of 10% every year, selective training opportunities available. Upper mgmt are great sales people. Company seems to have a good future. Safety is important.

      Cons

      Upper management is very poor, demonstrates no understanding or interest in retaining talent, with the exception of those who befriend upper mgmt and are white males. HR is chaotically reorganized every 3-6 months. Executive assistants have come and gone repeatedly since I've been there, as have half the accounting staff.

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      14 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor culture

      Apr 29, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits package for all employees

      Cons

      Upper management has no regard for work life balance or career progression.

      7 people found this review helpful
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