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Lot of good people, but no possibility for advancement.
Engineer / Project Developer (Former Employee) –  Knoxville, TN / Louisville, KYDecember 28, 2017
The majority of the people are great to work with and very good at their jobs. The working environment at the local office is very good and laid back.
Pros
Good pay / mostly good and fair people that work there
Cons
No room for advancement
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Good experience
Engineer Assistant Intern (Current Employee) –  Oak Brook, ILNovember 17, 2017
Very intelligent people, they were willing to work with my schedule. Learned very useful skills while on the job as an intern. Good company culture, very friendly.
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Enjoyed my time there but not much career advancement
M&V Engineer (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 16, 2017
pretty chill job and work culture. Ave pay. Not much room for increased salary, responsibility, etc. Wish I had the option to advance my career in terms of pay, performance, skill acquisition
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Very good company to work for
Director of Projects- National (Former Employee) –  Framingham, MASeptember 19, 2017
Learned quite a bit around Energy Management for large Industrial facilities across the country.. Lot of responsibility to think outside the box... Dealt with Senior Management at most firms we did business with... Major Presentation experience to Senior Management
Pros
Very flexible work schedule
Cons
None
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Stable Company
Subcontract Administrator (Current Employee) –  Framingham, MASeptember 5, 2017
Good Stable Company with a sold backlog. Culture is professional. Employees are given opportunity for growth and advancement. Company values employees.
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Poorly management. Arbitrary Performance Goals.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (Former Employee) –  SouthAugust 30, 2017
I would not recommend Ameresco as a place to work for anyone outside of the Boston or Chicago areas. There is very limited and varying technical support and NO marketing support in the other parts of the country.

Performance goals are set arbitrarily and unrealistically so that most if not all employees are always "under performing". It is a very stressful place to work. Micromanagement. Lots of turnover! When I joined Ameresco I worked in a region with 6 Account Execs, 6 Energy Engineers, 3 Admin Assistants and 1 Manager. Within approximately 6 years ALL of them left Ameresco except 1 Energy Engineer and 1 Admin Assistant. Everyone that left was UNHAPPY when they left.

Ameresco is terrible place to work if you are in Sales and expect to get paid commissions. The commission plan is very subjective and the regional mangers are free to make up reasons to reduce commission payments.
Pros
None outside of Boston or Chicago
Cons
Arbitrary, unrealistic perfromance goals, Micromanagement, Poor commission plan, Lots of turnover, Poor backoffice support
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laid back but with little room for advancement
Account Analyst (Current Employee) –  Spokane, WAJune 5, 2017
Ameresco Axis is a fine place to work if you resign yourself to the fact that they are set in there ways and there is no advancement. Management is nice enough, but aren't interested necessarily interested in managing employees or setting goals.
Pros
flexible schedule, small office size
Cons
no advancement, no change
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it was a great place to work
Assistant of Project Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKApril 12, 2017
Ameresco was a great place to work either in the office or out in the field ..I learned a lot about steam boilers and back flow preventers and the chemicals that go into the boilers
Pros
the pay and the employees
Cons
getting laid off
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A leader in performance contracting in the US and Canada
Regional Director (Former Employee) –  Framingham, MAOctober 20, 2016
A design build company with excellent engineering and delivery teams. The contracts are regional and require a dedicated traveler to perform the duties of the job.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Subject to the whim of the nation economy
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Dead end job....No future
HVAC Technician (Former Employee) –  Wrightstown, NJAugust 25, 2016
They will promise you great work condition which you will learn in a few weeks you made a mistake.Leadership is poor and equipment you work on is dirty and unsafe.Always looking over your back.Will be on call with no on call pay and your phone will ring alot at night.Very high turnover rate.Raises are small and employees not happy.Terrible health benefits and very unsafe work conditions. BEWARE!!!
Pros
Management Clueless
Cons
Late night calls no pay...Stuck on military base.Cold wet winters.Poor health benifits
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Administrative
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Tobyhanna, PAMarch 14, 2016
Great Company to work for, I had the best manager on earth. Technicians were also great to work for. Benefit plan isn't to great.
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Ameresco is extremely bad.
Power Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Stafford, VAFebruary 21, 2016
Worked for Ameresco for three plus years. In that time, received no training that was required to perform work required for power plant operations, as an example level 15 control codes are required to conduct emissions testing accomplished weekly. That being said the school will not be provided as they have multiple excuses as to why it cannot be given to the operators and in this portion the managers will set the emissions when and if they show up to your plant and the training will not be provided. The equipment used for this is also unreliable and they will not purchase the equipment needed to do the job correctly due to the price of this equipment.

The purchasing department is terrible with paying bills on time and I saw invoices not paid for as long as the inception date of the plant I worked at and Nixon Power who provided our parts put the company on credit hold at least ten times, and when I left the company last week, they were still on credit hold for failure to pay.

There is no lack of discernable support by the upper chain of command from the managers to the directors position regardless of who holds that position and both have been replaced since I started in three years, and nothing has improved in that aspect either.

If the equipment malfunctions there is no support, as an example the phone lines are required to run the plant so that if an IDLH problem occurs, dominion power can shut the plant down from the substation. Since I had access to the data, the plant had over 400 total days of down time and lost revenue but the problem still existed since
  more... the day I left and had never been corrected by the upper chain of command mentioned in the previous paragraph.

Ameresco does not care about the employees or engage them in anyway helpful to the employee. This being said the example that is easiest to give you is four days vacation in almost four years. The first I was recalled two days after having surgery and the doctors excuse was not recognized, the second time was also recalled after two days as the operator who was to watch the plant while I was on vacation could not accomplish that and my vacation had to be cut short and I had to return to the plant.

Safety is as far from their minds as you could possibly get it. As an example there are two oil tanks, one for waste oil and one for new oil, these have been installed with no spill containment to keep anything from spilling onto bare ground. To this date, they have still not corrected the problems with either of these or the spill containment areas around all three transformers.

If you do not mind having no life due to this company being unwilling to fix the problems that they are more aware of than any upper chain of management should be and receive no help to fix these problems until after you leave then by all means go to work for them and enjoy the overtime due to this lack of help. Do not expect it to change even if you beg in any type of manner either electronic, telephonic, or face to face.

If you want the opinion of those who worked for this company previously all you have to do is google Ameresco legal issues and the many, many, many pages will help you make the decisions you need where this company is associated for employment.
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read below lines.
Cons
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No Future-Governed by Stock Prices and Revenues Only
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 28, 2015
Ameresco in Chicago is a group that needs to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Management does not care about their employees and does not engage with them.
Cons
Short sited
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Great people, but Tempe office lacks direction
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Tempe, AZJuly 12, 2015
Working for Ameresco ( APS Energy ) was a learning experience. The company has some of the most talented individuals working for them. Ameresco is big on going green and does their best to lead by example. As an employee, you can definitely learn a lot, especially if you are interested in solar lighting. The downside to working for this company is that the Tempe office has a high turnover rate due to their employees being constantly overwhelmed, leaving you to fend for yourself when it comes to training and learning the ropes. The marketing/ proposal manager is extremely clickish. and If you do not show interest in office gossip or personal business, she will never make time to help you with your projects. Overall, the upper management is out of touch and lack detail orientation.
Pros
Great coworkers & office environment
Cons
No room for growth, No employee training, employees are overwhelmed, unorganized management
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Family atmosphere, positive work environment
Shipping and Receiving Associate (Former Employee) –  LouisianaJune 23, 2015
I worked in a shipping & receiving warehouse for 1.5 years. Learned a lot of warehouse functions. Great pay and bonus structure.
Pros
Pay, Flexibility, Benefits
Cons
None
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Not client focused,
Sr. Energy Engineer, xChange Point Systems (Current Employee) –  Edgewater Park, NJApril 13, 2015
Overall it is not a bad place to work. THe xChange Point side has issues with management and needs to be more client focused. Lost a several major clients over the past year and can not decide what to do to correct the issues. Laying off or restructuring is not a method to change.
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Summer Associate (Former Employee) –  Melville, NYMarch 21, 2015
- Work was interesting and I was given a lot of responsibility
- Wide range of tasks that were all quite interesting
- Work culture/office environment was absolutely top notch.
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Don't waste your time
Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  Spokane, WAFebruary 12, 2015
The Spokane branch of this company is very poorly managed. If you enjoy being micromanaged and ignored at the same time, then this is the place for you!
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Rewarding Job/ Feeling of Ownership
Plant Specialist (Current Employee) –  Castaic, CAJanuary 26, 2015
I've been employed with Ameresco for nearly 5 years as an operator/ maintainer for a landfill gas to energy power plant. I'm one of two operators that run this facility and find my job to be very rewarding and innovative.
A typical day entails performing rounds to ensure integrity of operating equipment, performing preventative maintenance, ordering parts and scheduling projected power output. I also perform oil, belt and filter changes on all operating equipments and schedule plant shutdowns to perform maintenance activities.
Pros
Job satisfaction
Cons
Location
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Really good company culture
Summer Associate (Former Employee) –  Melville, NYJanuary 15, 2015
Co-workers are amazing and form a family. The culture at work is absolutely a positive experience and makes you want to go to work that much more.
Pros
Company Culture
Cons
Pay
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