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Pattern Energy Group Reviews

Updated June 7, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great people, even better mission!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pattern Energy Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We get to get paid to make clean energy and help save the world
    Work with high functioning doers that care about the environment
    Culture that cares about its employees starting with the CEO

    Cons

    Very dynamic company that shifts to market demands
    High pace culture, not for faint of heart
    Going through rapid change with high focus on internal process/system improvement

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for internal process improvement. Still a long way to go.
    Focus on removing unclear organizational boundaries (they don't fix themselves)


  2. "Happy at Pattern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pattern Energy Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Casual attire (yes, that means jeans!)
    -Fruit, unlimited beverages, monthly happy hours and monthly birthday lunches
    -Comprehensive and very affordable health coverage
    -401(k) employer contribution (you don't even have to contribute, yet Pattern contributes a good amount into your 401(k))
    -Friendly and hardworking colleagues
    -Close to the Embarcadero bart station
    -Biggest pro? Working for a company that is making a huge, positive impact on the planet.

    Cons

    Since the company is growing so rapidly, there's been some growing pains, but luckily management is very transparent, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

  3. "Company Mission alligns with My Passion"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pattern Energy Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company Mission statements includes "Transitioning the World to Renewable Energy". That meshes very well with my philosophy.
    Executive leadership is employee-centric. They really do care for the happiness and well-being of the employees.
    Great effort being made to facilitate employees feeling motivated, connected and engaged.
    Good progress being made on streamlining and improving systems and processes.
    Management listens to employees.
    Office environment is very pleasant. The location cannot be beat.
    Good compensation and benefits.
    Growing company so dynamic environment.

    Cons

    Heavy workloads: employee resources sometimes stretched too thin.
    Young company so frequently shifting focus and priorities: Work Flows and Procedures sometimes fluid as a result.
    Very heavy focus on SOX and Audits. Need to focus more on producing renewable electricity!

    Advice to Management

    Keep charting the current course. As the company continues to grow the current initiatives on business and process improvement will bear good results.


  4. "Growing company but ..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pattern Energy Group full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunities internally, fast-paced, in growing industry

    Cons

    Workload can be overwhelming. I was working nights and weekends to keep up with no end in sight.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that projects are adequately resourced.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pattern Energy Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits
    Office location

    Cons

    Horrible work/life balance unless you are a certain select few that pick and choose their schedules while piling ALL of their workload on one person
    Management is a disgrace.
    No training. Sink or swim mentality.
    Bullying and name calling was an everyday challenge
    No communication
    Manager never had time for questions except they always seemed to have plenty of time for casual chit chat with other “long term” employees
    Zero guidance
    Forms are outdated
    Procedures are extremely redundant and time consuming
    ... and the list is never ending.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously take a look at what’s really going on. Management needs serious improvement.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "What work/life balance?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pattern Energy Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated employees
    Close to BART and Ferry Building
    Ergonomic workstations
    Annual bonus

    Cons

    No work/life balance for most of the employees
    Managers with poor people skills and not held accountable for bad behavior
    EMT unable to recognize work/life balance is not improving

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at how to improve work/life balance and replacing managers who don't treat their staff with respect. People don't leave a company, they leave poor management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly Diverse People"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pattern Energy Group full-time

    Pros

    Clean energy work, diverse people from many cultures and technical abilities, great food choices around the office.

    Cons

    Commute to downtown, small laptops, outdated servers and data infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more team building events out of the office to build group connections.

  8. "Making an Impact with a Growing Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pattern Energy Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative and fast-paced environment in a company that is dedicated to being a top competitor. Innovative nature, and resistant to a status-quo routine.

    Cons

    Company is still trying to catch up to its growth and balance resources/staff where needed.


  9. "The best company I have ever worked for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pattern Energy Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *Great work/life balance
    *Opportunity for advancement
    *Appreciated by upper management
    *Great pay & benefits!
    *Exciting work
    *Amazing coworker relationships
    *Changing the world!

    Cons

    *The workload can be heavy at times - there's always a lot going on.

    Pattern Energy Group Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you! Appreciate the feedback.


  10. "Demanding and Exciting Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Current Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pattern Energy Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented, bright and enthusiastic people who are dedicated to their jobs.
    Teamwork is evident throughout the organization.
    Rapidly growing; branching into new markets.

    Cons

    Growth presents challenges from staffing, to work/life balance, to systems and processes, but many of these are currently or will be addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people in the right areas to support aggressive growth targets.

    Pattern Energy Group Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for your review. It's fantastic to hear that you are challenged and interested in your projects! With so much to get done, life at Pattern is certainly busy. However, we thrive on making work... More


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