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Laura Hutchings
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  1. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Energy Advisor in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my job. I get to work with a team of dedicated, intelligent and passionate people who like me, also love their job. My coworkers and I truly care about the work that we do in Energy Efficiency and we pride ourselves at being one of the best in the industry. We were acquired by CLEAResult. This has provided more opportunity for advancement internally.

    Cons

    We were acquired by CLEAResult. The feel of the company is changing from a boulder start-up to more corporate. Since the company is in a time of rapid growth, the processes of the company are not well streamlined, but they are headed in that direction.

  2. "An amazing team of people working together to change the world"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Populus

      Pros

      Populus is unlike any place I have ever worked. This is an amazing team of dedicated people who are working together to make an impact. I really feel like all of the people here truly care about our customers and making their lives better through energy efficiency.

      Cons

      The opportunities and benefits are really good, especially for a smaller company. I don't think it's normal to love your job as much as I do. I feel lucky to be here.

      Advice to Management

      Keep empowering the team to contribute to the future of the company.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Exciting company in downtown Boulder, good culture and values, but limited growth opportunities."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Populus

      Pros

      Employees are all bright, hardworking, and friendly. Location is great. Work/life balance is good for most employees. Overall a fun atmosphere and good place to start a career in the sustainability field.

      Cons

      Compensation and benefits are lacking. No matching 401k, no paid sick days, no personal days. Limited opportunity for growth and career advancement. Middle level management seems to have no real authority and simply passes down policies from upper management. Many employees seem frustrated due to being there several years with no path to advancement and no opportunity to take on more challenging work.

    • "Excellent, especially for a small company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
      Recommends

      I have been working at Populus

      Pros

      Live and work in Boulder; work in the Sustainability field; opportunity to impact both company policy and services offered; management open to new ideas; promoting from within; providing highly-rated services to the community; offices within easy walking distance of Pearl St Mall

      Cons

      offices downtown, so parking can be a hassle; dealing with the public has its challenges

      Advice to Management

      Be careful about hiring people who are resistant to change, as they will not be able to keep up with the fluidity of the program we administer

    • Helpful (1)

      "under utilized"

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      Current Employee - Energy Advisor in Boulder, CO
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Populus

      Pros

      To live and work in Boulder

      Cons

      no salary increases with increased responsibility or proven performance. All decisions driven by owner. No autonomy.

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      "Good company to work with and grow"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
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      I have been working at Populus full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Lot of learning, growth opportunities and transparency

      Cons

      need for better work/life balance

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