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Productive and fun workplace
Market Risk Manager (Current Employee) –  Portland, OROctober 11, 2018
A typical day at work is meetings and face-to-face conversations with other employees.

I learned that working in a smaller company has just as many benefits as downside.
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Fantastic
Wind Turbine Technician (Former Employee) –  Bickleton, WASeptember 28, 2018
It was one of the hardest decisions I ever made moving on from this company. What more can I say, they were amazing leaders and took such good care of their employees. Safety was paramount, you could tell the employer really cared.
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Great benefits and company culture
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORSeptember 13, 2018
This company offers generous compensation and benefits packages to their employees. Most of the employees, especially those at the corporate office enjoy great culture and perks.
Pros
Generous 401k.
Cons
No per diem for travel, just expense re-imbursement.
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5.0
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Excelente ambiente de trabajo
Responsable de ingenieria en obra (Former Employee) –  Salem MA, USA.September 8, 2018
Se trabaja de manera ordenada y en conjunto. Tus opiniones son escuchadas y hay libertad de expresar y aportar a los proyectos con la experiencia laboral que se tiene.
Pros
Gastos medicos mayores
Cons
ninguno
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2.0
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Dumpster Fire
System Operator (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYAugust 12, 2018
While the subsidiary itself is relatively new, the parent company Iberdrola is nearly a decade into the process of trying to form a cohesive unit out of NYSEG and Rochester Gas & Electric that will effectively leverage anything approaching whatever they were planning when they made the acquisitions. Additionally the relatively recent acquisition of United Illuminating and attempts to standardize even core policy like Switching and Tagging are not going well either.

NYSEG and RG&E are still being run as unilaterally-controlled fiefdoms with mid-level managers awkwardly fighting "the man" and pushing back on the business unit managers they see as corporate shills at every turn. As a result, there is no clear indication of what principles or philosophies underpin any of the day-to-day processes that impact front-line employees.

After spending over a decade doing training and compliance consulting for utilities across North American and internationally, I can safely say this company has the worst culture I have ever experienced hands down.

There are some great people that work here, but there are also a lot of employees that you would expect to find at a company that values conflict-aversion and a total lack of accountability. The most talented individuals (if they are still here) are "checked-out" and largely stay under the radar to pursue work that actually matters when it can be found. Most individuals are just competent role-players that have topped out at simply administering the current work environment until exceptions to "how we've always done things" crop up. Then
  more... the work itself is either reverse-engineered to fit into existing business processes or (if you are lucky) one of the talented folks takes an interest in the issue and gets engaged just long enough to collaborate cross-functionally on a sensible solution. Even still, the best you can do is informally start doing the work that way (since there is no accountability, no one will question it unless something goes wrong, at which point you will be blamed in entirety). Formal adoption of anything new by communicating, training and enforcing consistency across shifts is simply not something this company does. Ever.  less
Pros
The building is air conditioned (for now)
Cons
This company appears to be deliberately and doggedly pursuing an environment that fosters a cynical, disengaged workforce.
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Productive and very flexible.
Analyst Corporate Systems-IT (Current Employee) –  Orange, CTJune 4, 2018
I used to be very busy at first, now that the company merged with UIL Holdings everything changed. I don't like the structure very much, and the work load is not the same.
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Productive and fun workplace
Purchasing Analyst Contractor (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYMay 3, 2018
Avangrid is very flexible with their hours and they value your personal time and life outside of work. While at work, it encourages employees to work harder. Everyone at Avangrid helped to create a helpful and productive workplace where everyone worked together and got along.
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Best learning experince
Project Manager for Electric Utility projects (Former Employee) –  Monroe County, NYApril 11, 2018
management was great. gave lots of room for PMs to think out of box and come up with creative solutions. lots of authority given to PMs to execute work.
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A complete mess
Meter Reader (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYFebruary 23, 2018
Terrible place to work because everyone is miserable and bored. Everyone there is worried about advancement and there is none. No supervision and everyone just wants to make others look bad to get ahead.
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A strong utility mindset prevails
Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 22, 2018
Simplistic utility thinking guides the organization. If it's not a regulated entity with guaranteed rates of return that scares them too much.

There is not much more to say about this company other than what is above.
Pros
Relaxed Pace
Cons
If you're not part of the utility there is no opportunity for advancement.
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4.0
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good place for entery level
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYJanuary 7, 2018
good place for entry level but too many old timers (20-30 years plus) therefore, advancement is about who you know, and not qualifications, leadership skills and experience. Company is going through acquisition, and planning multiple more, and this is without flexible, forward thinking leadership.
Pros
good pay
Cons
lack of challenging work
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3.0
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Good Pay and Benefits
Analyst (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CTDecember 26, 2017
The work is very interesting and challenging. The company is going through growing pains to mergers and acquisitions. A lot opportunities for learning with new projects always underway. Company is understaffed and constant pressure to reduce headcount.
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Benefits
Cons
Work life balance
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Productive and fun working place
Business analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  Rochester, NYNovember 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 were even times for overtime.
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3.0
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Fairly Stable
Asset Management Engineer (Former Employee) –  Rochester, NYOctober 19, 2017
Was told that 50 hrs a week was expected. Pay scale is on the low end for professionals.
Constant reorganization typical of the utility industry today. field personnel are top notch
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4.0
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No work from home options. Not very forward thinking. Management does not focus on employee safety.
Marketing (Current Employee) –  Orange, CTAugust 13, 2017
No work from home options. Not very forward thinking. Management does not focus on employee safety. The benefits are great! The people make it a great place to work, but the management and lack of forward thinking is awful.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Essential employee, no work from home policy, very backwards and not forward thinking
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2.0
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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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Nothing special or exciting to keep you wanting to go to work
Solar Technician (Former Employee) –  ColoradoJuly 11, 2017
Company is very slow about everything. Safety oriented to the max which is great. Benefits and pay are great but the overall culture is discouraging and not worth the money. Engineering seemed to lack the skill to effectively assist the plants.
Pros
100% paid benefits competitive pay
Cons
SLOW moving company nothing happens until Spain and now New York approves.
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AVANGRID is a good company to work for.
Manager, Programs & Projects, Talent & Leadership (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYJuly 7, 2017
AVANGRID has a variety of domestic and international opportunities with a culture built on learning. AVANGRID supports employees stepping out of their comfort zone and trying new opportunities.
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3.0
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Good
Quality & Environmental Manager (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 6, 2017
Avangrid started out as a great company, but through the years it has changed ownership, gotten larger, and as this has happened, the things that once made us great have faded to the background.

It is still a good company to work for, with great benefits, and really good people. It has just been disheartening to watch greatness fade before actually reaching our potential.
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