Center for Sustainable Energy Employee Reviews

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3 years of constant layoffs
CSE (Former Employee) –  San diegoDecember 15, 2017
•There years of constant layoffs
•Office is moving to a location near a strip club in the Midway District, because the company is running out of money
•Leadership is terrible
•Not uncommon for new hires to leave after six months
•Morale is as low as it can get
•The good employees are all gone by now
•Management spends a lot of time talking about how the long term employees who leave are no good and why the company is better off without them
Pros
The office we are leaving was good to work in.
Cons
Regular layoffs
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Enjoyed the work itself but morale sucked
Senior Manager, Advisory Services, DER Progs (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 25, 2017
I enjoyed my time at CSE, because they were flexible and loyal, however, the second my contract ran out of money my position was eliminated. Not fun.
Pros
Sick days + Paid Time Off, Alternative work schedule, Mission Based non-profit
Cons
Executive team treats you like a number, rather than a person. Working in a satellite office makes you feel unwanted.
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Challenging work with bad leadership
Former Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 12, 2017
This the worst organization I've ever worked for. It acts like a non-profit for tax purposes only. The leadership is horrid and has ruined the place.
Pros
Nice people, casual dress
Cons
Horrible leadership, no job security
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Nice People, Short Contracts
Manager (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 19, 2016
Work is great while contracts last. After they expire it can be hard to keep a full time position.

Employees are assigned to contracts rather than roles, so you will see accountants processing rebates, managers doing outreach events, etc.. Must be open to taking on tasks far outside of your position.
Pros
Culture, people
Cons
Inconsistent workloads, very political environment
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Great place to work
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 8, 2015
Most jobs are for programs so may only last for the length of the program, (dependent on funding and who provides it). Opportunity to move between programs, and for promotion.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Non profit so pay will generally be a little lower
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Chemistry
Bronx Community College - Lab Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 14, 2014
Ionic compounds and sustainable energy. Deriving formulas from different compounds.
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Productive and friendly environment
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYAugust 20, 2013
Staff are great and friendly. Nice environment, plenty of work.
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CCSE overview
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 20, 2013
Working at CCSE was a great experience and the co-workers were one of the best co-workers one could want to work with. The easiest and enjoyable part of my job was recruiting and employee relations. Enjoyed working with the volunteers and interns.
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