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Enviva Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 15, 2020

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2.8
34%
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65%
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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. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Quality Manager

      Feb 9, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Growing company so lot of options

      Cons

      Work Life balance is terrible

      3 people found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Accept Job with Caution

      Dec 15, 2020 - Accountant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Autonomous work environment and not micromanaged. Great benefits. Free lunch often.

      Cons

      Disorganized, lack of communication with new policies and procedures, poor training for new hires, and disrespectful management. I originally thought the poor reviews were just angry employees, but they are true. The company is all over the place. Management is very unprofessional. A previous review mentioned management cursing at employees. This is a true statement, as it has been witnessed. Everything is in excel and the ERP system is not as user friendly as most. Controls and policies are not put in place, so tasks are not consistent. If they are put in place, they are not communicated to the team as needed. There is no work life balance. You are expected to work long hours and are made to feel guilty if you leave at a reasonable time.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Exceptional short term focus

      Jul 8, 2020 - Regional Maintenance Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Decent compensation and all hands on deck involvement

      Cons

      Lack of work/life balance and focused on today.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Difficult place to work

      Jun 13, 2020 - Maintenance Manager in Greenwood, SC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits with a few opportunities to advance

      Cons

      Horrible work life balance and nobody cares

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      It is a choice to go to work everyday

      Mar 25, 2019 - Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits are above average. Pay is decent for the area.

      Cons

      Company claims people is their number 1 value which is a lie; No Work/ Life Balance for Managers at the plant level. Company Hires Regional and Corporate staff that do not help the plants. The only way you will go places in this company is if you are part of the "G" Click. The company only wants engineers for all of the managerial and regional jobs. No opportunity to grow and advance. You get Stagnant in your role. Burn Out occurs rapidly and often for employees. Company doesn't spend money on the right things. Micro Management starts at the top and is extended to the plant levels. Leadership team and HR consist of individuals who are not capable of doing their jobs. Leadership will be the demise of this company.

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      12 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Work Life Balance is a challenge

      Mar 30, 2019 - Operations 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good, hard working team onsite

      Cons

      Unrealistic expectations make work life balance a challenge

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      7 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      The most vile company I've ever had the displeasure of working for

      Apr 23, 2019 - Administrative Assistant in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Location, company provided lunches every Friday, an abundance of snacks...

      Cons

      Do not let those few sprinkled, well placed reviews fool you. I can guarantee they were placed there by HR (the worst HR department in history). Its a wonder how this company has survived as long as it has. Elitist attitudes behind the glass doors, plenty of people being paid well over 6 figures with NO knowledge of what they're doing, people running departments who've NO experience in that particular arena.... This place is just a big mess. The turnover is the highest I've seen in any company I've worked for, employees are clearly unhappy, there's no work life balance - you're expected to respond even when on vacation (you would think they know that violates work labor laws, but then again no one knows what they're doing here) and please don't think your education and past experience matters here because it doesn't..... Just run and run in the opposite direction FAST! Obviously the Board Members don't care about the survival of this company because, if they did, one would think they would've made MAJOR changes a long time ago!

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      11 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Dysfunctional and Toxic Work Environment.

      Apr 11, 2019 - Associate in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great snacks. Okay salary. Nice location.

      Cons

      Poor work-life balance. Toxic elitist culture, unskilled management.

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      8 people found this review helpful
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