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NYSERDA Reviews

Updated April 1, 2017
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  1. "Great Internship Program"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Business Analyst in Albany, NY
    Former Intern - Business Analyst in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NYSERDA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well defined and Organized, Focussed and Quality Work, All round development, Progressive an competitive organization.

    Cons

    Did not find any COns - Not Applicable

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Inventory Clerk"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Albany, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Albany, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NYSERDA as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable staff
    Flexibility in work times

    Cons

    State-based agency
    Long-term use of temporary employees


  3. "Great place to start a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Albany, NY
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Albany, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at NYSERDA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great supervisors
    Always keep interns engaged
    Treat interns like equals and never make you file paperwork
    Always open to new ideas or changes
    Everyone is friendly and nice

    Cons

    Sometimes days go by slowly but other than that there's no cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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  5. "Regional Outreach"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Outreach in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Outreach in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great cause, supports the environment and the decrease of GHG. Involvement with higher level projects is interesting. Helping people of all demographics and helping to eliminate pollution for future generations is rewarding.

    Cons

    Programs change rapidly. Projects get interested in a program, and because the timing is not right, the program gets cut and the customer cannot make the project work without the funding. Programs can often be under utilized. Customers do not appreciate having programs and personnel changing constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep some consistency.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "In Transition"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NYSERDA (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Interesting challenges, smart people, important mission, chance to make a difference
    * New senior management cares about the best ideas and is making NYSERDA a more interesting place to work for people who want to work hard for the mission
    * New emphasis on the cutting edge of clean energy
    * Dynamic teams and hard work

    Cons

    * Part of government, limited salary
    * Not everyone, especially some managers, are on board with the new program
    * Some good people have not been promoted but this is starting to change
    * New strategy in flux and needs regulatory approval

    Advice to Management

    * Keep up the new changes
    * Recognize that all teams have a lot of work to do, and that many teams have a small number of people truly carrying the workload


  7. "NYSERDA Graduate Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment, motivated, proactive and open-minded people

    Cons

    Company is currently undergoing transitions in work-flows and company structure


  8. "Good work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is organized, we have specific tasks and there is little confusion. Make sure you are motivated willing to work and you will thrive.

    Cons

    Lots of downtime and boredom in the beginning when not given much direction.

    Advice to Management

    For interns, (which I was) prepare a list of tasks that are needed in order to be successful and help out as much as possible.


  9. "Great learning experiences...boring at times"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Albany, NY
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NYSERDA as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked. Interesting topic areas and good learning experience for project management. You can get a diverse skill set if you work for it.

    Cons

    Boring as an intern sometimes. You really have to push for work sometimes. Management can be too focused on their own tasks at times.

    Advice to Management

    I would engage interns more.


  10. "Contracts Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Albany, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NYSERDA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, very helpful and fun to work with. It's a good place to gain work experience in an office setting

    Cons

    Boring work, which is to be expected as a contracts intern. Didn't gain a broad range of new skills, mostly just worked on similar projects

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Communication between different levels of employees is perhaps the key element that makes any business flourish


  11. "A mixed bag, unique opportunities & bureauratic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NYSERDA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good time off and flexable work and vacation schedules. Low work stress & very few deadlines. time for professional development. Some interesting projects.

    Cons

    Poor management, hubris and passive aggressive. Sucess is not defined at both the personal or program level. A culture of mediocrity with little room for input into work assignments. All about the individual, no team work.

    Advice to Management

    continue with change initiatives