EDP Renewables
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Mostly good people, poor pay for most

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Techs were paid very low starting wage and difficult to advance. The pace of training was slow and basically left to each site to accomplish. Budget management was done by many, many people and not left to the site.

Pros

Paid volunteer time

Cons

Pay
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There is always work

These Turbines are 17 years old so there’s always work and improvement. You can usually get as many hours as you want. Management isn’t as good as it should be, but it’s a new company and learning.

Pros

Lots of hrs

Cons

Management and long hours
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Over all growing company with many avenues for growth. Lots of knowledgeable people you can learn from. Great office, easy parking, and company pays for $50 gym membership

Pros

free parking, gym membership

Cons

none
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Great Coworkers, New Office Location, Hybrid Remote Work from Home

EDPR is a great company with many great employees. The problem is the direction is not always clear. Too often, people work in silos and that causes big headaches. The company is striving to do better, but many people have been poached by competitors in 2021. I do feel there is a bit a "boys club" mentality. You really have to rub elbows with the right people to advance.

Pros

Great Office Space, Many Vacation Days, Great Benefits, including a 401k match

Cons

Workload - due to so many people leaving so quickly
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Management driven company, not employee driven

People move up not due to their skill and experience level, but due to others leaving the company. Management only takes orders and considerations from the parent company in Spain/Portugal. Managers only role is to please the CEO and protect their role.

Pros

Good PTO benefits and healthcare benefits

Cons

Run by inexperienced management
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Great company to work!

Great benefits, lots of paid holidays (now including Juneteenth), and has gotten a lot better as leadership has changed. Get to work from home 2 days a week.

Pros

Pto, Flexible Schedule, Great management support, amazing coworkers!

Cons

Growing pains
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Fun People but questionable Influence from Spain/Portugal

The people were great to work with, but there was a lot of conflict and control issues coming from Spain and Portugal executives. They did not like North America having control of processes and hindered the efficiency of North America. This happened a lot more after Gabriel Alonso moved on from the company. The new CEO's focus seemed more focused on the sale of the company then overall success. The byproduct of this was delaying preventative measures which ended up costing the company more later and employee pay. Raises decreased over time, more hoops had to be jumped through for expenses, and corporate KPI's were set to unachievable levels limiting everyone's overall bonus through no fault of their own.

Pros

Good work life balance

Cons

internal politics, limited advancement opportunities, high turnover
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Productive and Fun Place to Work at

EDP Renewables is an amazing company with great benefits and excellent leadership. It was an honor working there. I learned a lot and had a great time doing so.
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Good.

Decent company. Pay is ok. Benefits are good. Advancement is very hard. Overall, good place to work if you want to work on a site and not travel. Wish they would.open up more room for advancement and give a better raise than just national inflation rate every year.
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Good benefits, but not well organized

I have been with this company for 3 years (as field tech, same site). The company offers good pay, awesome benefits, however, there is a big lack of accountability from the staff at corporate. There is no turbine specific formalized training, in fact the training offered doesnt really seem to be helpful. It takes over a month to get company phone and computer. Hiring process takes over a month
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Excellent culture and growth

Full disclosure, it has only been a few months at the company. I moved here from oil & gas and have loved the vision and culture that EDPR and it's management have portrayed. There is room to grow and change processes / procedures and provide feedback to challenge the norm. The benefits are quite great, and the focus on health and family life is evident. The team and members all understand the company's mission and work with each other to help achieve that. The one thing that i have had to learn is patience. Working in a regulatory environment has significant layers and steps required which take time. It will teach you to slow down and analyze more. This can be frustrating depending on what your background is but an adaptable situation for most people.
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A company about Innovation

This segment of EDPR (EDP Renewables North America) is big on diversity and innovation. Each member of my team have diverse educational and cultural backgrounds which means we never run out of rich conversations and each brings valuable contribution to the team. In my employment, the leadership team is well involved in providing support without being intrusive. I think the company is continuously investing in technological innovation in wind and solar energy.
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Headed in the Right Direction

It’s clear there have been some challenges with this organization in the past, but there is a clear direction and path forward. Most of the challenges stem from the tremendous growth the company has seen which is understandable. Upper management recognizes many of the challenges and are working to improve the processes that were once broken. Great benefits, work life balance, good pay, and great company culture.
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Very good place to work.

Was very happy at EDPR. Good support from management team. Management works with you in order to succeed. When there is a reduction in force management works hard to see if they can find another position for you.
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Nope

Lacking in so very many facets. Management is aware of many issues that trouble their staff, including substantial failures of human resources, yet does nothing to correct the problem.
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It’s ok

This company will burn you out. Finger pointing is common, there is a complete lack of ownership from the corporate level, and the constant roll out of new processes and programs prior to defining them and providing adequate training will leave you scratching the noggin.
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terrible company

cant move up unless youre friends with upper management, they try to pay everyone the least amount they possibly can, they cut corners on safety and repairs of very important equipment. They lie to all the new hires just to get them to come over to the company. Dont believe anything they say its always a lie.

Pros

benefits

Cons

everything else
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Not a good place if you want to move up

The company would rather throw your body at towers instead of analyzing and figuring out the most cost effective way. They love to drag the promotion process out, usually opting to make your entry lvl position do the work as a Tech 2 or a tech 3 with the Tech 1 pay. They care more about numbers and it shows when they have you work 16+ hour days to recover from an outage regardless if its a weekend and will cap your hours if you get too high. They hire people off the street with no mechanical knowledge to fill bodies instead of experienced techs, which makes for a very frustrating experience. The good techs figure out all this ahead of time and end up moving to a different company. If you want to get into this industry try a different place you will be doing yourself a favor.

Pros

benefits, 401k, time off, vacation

Cons

pay, management, promotion process
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Management

Horrible management from lead techs to site manager all the way up well tell you one thing and do the opposite no safety culture will have you work in lighting up to 10 Miles away. Lead tech undermined you and talk mess behind you back and massive amounts of favoritism.

Pros

None

Cons

Management, favoritism
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laid back work environment but STRESSFUL at the same time

no one cares how many hours you have worked in a week, if the turbine needs to be online it will be online. we dont get tool that make our jobs easier and safer because of "that is not in the budget". asked to repairs and maintenance on turbines without work instrutions or even the right tool for the job. very frustrating that management comes out to site to give a rah rah sis boom bah speech on that we apreciated but their actions contradict everything they tell us during their visit, just lip service. its a good place for a technician to get in the door but anyone with experience will get frustrated with mangamenent
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Don’t Waste Your Time!!!

The management of this company is absolutely terrible. The management only care for themselves and about how they can make themselves look better. They will look you in the eyes and directly lie to your face just to tell you what you want to hear in order to get what they want. The upper management (area managers and up) are held to absolutely 0 responsibility, 0. I’m actually not sure what they do... All of the responsibility falls on site managers and down. Pay raises are worse than cost of living even though your work appraisal is outstanding. Work/life balance? There is no work life balance. I wouldn’t even consider this job for a stepping stone because there is absolutely 0 training for anyone but they expect you to know your job after hiring you with no experience. Oh, don’t ask HR for help because they actually make it easier for the upper management to harrass and bully lower level employees. Nobody above site manager level is ever punished for the harassment, bullying or lack luster job performance. Again, don’t waste your time....

Pros

None

Cons

Upper Management, Hr
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Based on 66 reviews

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3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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