Was great to begin with in 2008, but has gradually changed not for the better.
Market Analytics Specialist (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – April 12, 2016
When I was initially hired at Cadence, it was a great company and management was open minded and not as rigid as older big corporation management. I loved my bosses and the work ethic of everyone was tremendous. Then they were bought out by Avista and we became Advantage IQ, they were more about making the employees happy and satisfied, the pay was less and the job titles were changed. The name changed again to Ecova, many exempt employees were changed to hourly, and pay increases stopped for some of us. I was at the same pay level for 8 years. I was hired for all the experience (32 years at Duke) that I brought with me. The company was sold again and we were purchased by GDF a French company. Then it became more corporate and things began to change drastically. Management continually promised we had a lot of work and would not lose our jobs. They eventually decided to close the Cincinnati office and laid the majority of Analysts off and let us go. They hired our replacements in Spokane Washington. I can't say they are a bad company, but they are still struggling and are having growing pains.
Training was spotty and not very good when I left. Hopefully they are doing better now.
We had some good days to keep morale up, free food and games
They lied to us about closing our office and said we were safe