Franklin Energy Reviews

Updated Sep 22, 2020

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3.3
49%
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51%
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2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Family like environment, good work/life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • "Fast growth, great people, solid benefits and unlimited opportunities(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay and no help from management(in 5 reviews)

  • "cyclical consulting business which means if you are looking for 100% job security this is not the place for you(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Field Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has great culture, fun to work for and the CEO and Upper management are supportive and positive.

    Cons

    Even though the company is a growing there isn't much growth within the company. The path to leadership is very unclear and the potential for growth is limited.

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  2. "Good Company Culture and Work Life Balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Norristown, PA

    I worked at Franklin Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great culture within the office as well as a nice work/ life balance.

    Cons

    Pay was a little low. Workload was inconsistent with some weeks being very busy and other weeks very dull


  3. "Definitely doesn’t feel like you’re working for a nonprofit"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Franklin Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Promotes from within, which is nice when you’ve been on a project for an extended amount of time.

    Cons

    You work based of contacts and if those contracts aren’t working, you’re not working.

  4. "Been with the company for over a decade, majority of that in an Engineering role."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Engineer II in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Franklin Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and decent work environment

    Cons

    Owned by a private equity firm that only focuses on profits, not environmental stewardship or energy conservation. Understaff for the work required.

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  5. "Management follows a different set of rules"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Advisor in Waterloo, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Franklin Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most work schedules are flexible

    Cons

    Managers at this company routinely say one thing and then do another. On multiple occasions managers have pilfered ideas from direct reports and then claimed them as there own.

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  6. "Energy Advisor"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Advisor in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Beautiful atmosphere in the office. Everyone in the downtown Renaissance Detroit office is really nice. The people in the office made it special. I wish I could name names.

    Cons

    It’s very unorganized. There is no consistency with training or individual positions. Your responsibilities can change over night. You can get very minimal training and they expect you to perform off of little to no training. And if your not able to grasp on quickly, they’re going to show you. They frown upon slow growth. There is no support from upper management. They’ll ask if there is anything they can do for you but in actuality they’re not going to help. All they care about is you being able to do more and more and more with less and less training and when you don’t measure well with that. They scrap you. The turnover is crazy because they don’t believe in nobody. If your good today and not tomorrow they’ll harp on tomorrow. You’re only as good as your last great day. They don’t value employees at all. The different companies will show appreciation but not ICF. There are NO bonuses given. NONE! They make their clients nice money. I’m sure they get bonuses. But not the employees. Not a bitter disgruntled employee at all. Please believe me. I wish everyone the best. I just wasn’t good for the company after so long.

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    Franklin Energy Response

    Senior Director of Human Resources and Training

    Thank you for your feedback, although I am curious if you meant to provide this feedback for Franklin Energy? We do not have a downtown Renaissance office in Detroit, nor are we associated with ICF. I would be happy to discuss further if this experience was indeed associated with our company, and you can contact us at HumanResourcesTeam@FranklinEnergy.com.

  7. "Great contract company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leam in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Franklin Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff, ample hours if seeking OT, outdoor work year round for those looking

    Cons

    work solely based on contract (temporary employment)

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  8. "Energy Auditor"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Auditor in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Franklin Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family like environment, good work/life balance

    Cons

    old fashion management, bad location

  9. "Company Committed to Employee Work-Life Balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Franklin Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family-type environment with respect for all employees

    Cons

    Training department needs to offer more career advancement assistance

  10. "Current Energy Engineer 1 Honest Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome. The workplace culture is great. It is nice to work in a position where client and customer interaction is prominently positive due to the nature of the energy efficiency program in NYS. Franklin Energy is a young and vibrant company that is actively making moves in the industry. The benefits aren't bad including 3 weeks of PTO and average other benefits such as health insurance. Profit-sharing, when the company hits it's targeted goals, is a noteworthy benefit as well.

    Cons

    Work can be very repetitive and dull especially for younger (in relation to the job) engineers. Engineers who have been at the company longer are able to work on more complex projects that involve more complex calculations. In both scenarios, there is still often a lot of repetitive dull work mostly with lighting applications.

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