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Understaffed and overworked
Professional (Current Employee) –  USAAugust 9, 2017
After several M&As, ended up working for this company. Since the most recent M&A, the only decent jobs are at company HQ in CT, even though its subsidiaries work in at least a couple dozen states across the US. The CT management fires very good people for no good reason, and hires people who know nothing about the industry to take their place.

Corporate does not seem interested in what the subsidiaries do, which is too bad, because they all provide an essential service - either electricity or gas - to their customers. Corporate likes to squeeze as much as they can out of every employee for the minimum amount of money spent.

The company gets so bogged down in the weeds of "processes" that it is nearly impossible to actually accomplish anything (despite regular 60+ hour weeks). The company's claims about work-life balance are a joke. It is so understaffed that in some areas, no one has been allowed to take any time off for months. Meanwhile, the people over at "big" corporate parent across the ocean are taking all of August off for "holiday."

Very diverse culture (one of this company's only attributes). Pay is okay, not great, and there are decent benefits. Vacation time is fairly allocated, yet many people, particularly long-time employees, end up not being able to take their allotment due to workload and you are very limited in what you can carry over year to year.

Pray you don't get seriously ill as sick time is very limited and also cannot be carried over.
Pros
Diverse culture
Cons
Severely understaffed, overworked, bogged down in process minutia
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The perfect place to work for
2nd Level Technical Helpdesk (Former Employee) –  Rochester, NYAugust 9, 2017
The work environment was terrific! The people were great to work with. The pay was excellent and I would mind working for them again.
The location was great. They had locations all over the city and there was even times for overtime.
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Great Place to work
Lead Engineer - Gas System Planning (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYMay 8, 2017
Good work, life and balance. Growing company in the US and world wide.

The people are progressive in their mindset and are very innovative. The work culture is very diverse.
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Highly worker friendly and flexibility
Lead Engineer (Current Employee) –  Augusta, MEApril 12, 2017
AVANGRID is one of the best companies to work in the US. The team work in this company is amazing and the flexibility for work schedules is highly encouraging.
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Most jobs outsourced, no new permanent positions
Drafting and IT Support for Iberdrola USA (RG&E) (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYNovember 11, 2015
Anything I say here would be fruitless. Changes must be made from the top down. But for the sake of filling in a box, I must type something. I am a very frustrated Single father who has been working on contract with Iberdrola since 2013 with promises of permanent employment being dangled in front of me. Meanwhile I have had no Medical benefits, no holiday pay, no personal or sick time and no bonuses. My contract ends in December, and it will not be renewed because Iberdrola wants to outsource all IT and Drafting related work.
Pros
Located close to home
Cons
no paid holidays, no sick time, no personal time, no medical benefits
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Multiple Priorities and Challenges
IT Governance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYSeptember 15, 2015
Many "#1 priorities" with multiple challenges including lack of resources and global demands; wonderful knowledgeable employees and contractors willing to help at any time; plenty of opportunities to learn new systems and understand international cultures; learned many new technologies, systems and business processes; management juggling multiple priorities also; most enjoyable is the PEOPLE at Iberdrola USA; unfortunately, some are negative about since priorities change daily and accomplishing tasks takes a long time
Pros
People
Cons
Changing multiple priorities; lack of resources
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Iberdrola
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYJune 27, 2015
The workforce is dedicated to the environment, community & the consumer; however various initiatives have reduced moral, efficiency & resulted in the loss of talented individuals.
Pros
Culture
Cons
Instead of voicing opposition to flawed initiatives, workforce is quitting.
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Great company to work for.
Line Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hornell, NYMarch 31, 2014
Ive learned everything from this company in the electric utility field. I started here as a young man and worked hard long hours and its supplyed me with a great life.
Pros
safety/ good pay/ great management
Cons
none
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Great Internship!
Technical Aid- IT Governance (Former Employee) –  Rochester, NYOctober 17, 2013
It was a great internship, and learned alot, and was a very good company to work for, and going back in the future.
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Great international company
Master Electrician/ Wind Turbine Technician (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXOctober 7, 2013
Company is willing to invest on employees futures through training, education
Pros
International touch
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Industry leader in the renewable energy segment.
SVP, Structuring and Market Analysis (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 29, 2012
Dedicated and hard working co-workers. Challenging yet rewarding work environment in the merchant energy industry.
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