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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Albany, NYJune 19, 2018
Not one person really seemed to enjoy working there. Everyone was stressed by the redundancy and ultimately the waste of time most projects became as changes and project terminations occurred frequently.
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Great experience
IT Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Albany, NYJune 29, 2015
I was assigned helpdesk tickets, I backed up various images for new system upgrades, and learned about server-side software installation via the cloud.

I also used VMware and teamviewer for remote desktop assistance.
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Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 19, 2014
NYSERDA is ideal for recent college grads who are looking to get their foot in the door. The quality of knowledge and experience at NYSERDA is second to none. The company also offers an exceptionally pleasant work environment with pleanty of room for growth.
Pros
Great working environment
Cons
Low pay
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Interesting position requiring effective people skills
North Country Regional Outreach Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Potsdam, NYSeptember 26, 2013
This is the business of creating awareness of statewide incentives to improve energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy generation as a means of increasing statewide and regional economic development.

A broad array of energy related programming is available and accessible by businesses, municipalities, entrepreneurs and residents to improve our energy and economic position. It's my job to build relationships, discover projects and facilitate connections to appropriate program compatibility with projects, tie them to regional and state objectives, and follow them through to ensure continuity, consistency and access to incentives.

Highly detailed reporting using Salesforce.com Customer Relationship Management software (CRM), is time consuming, but necessary for state to prove results of outreach efforts.

The most enjoyable part of the position is meeting and assisting clientele in their efforts toward progressive measures to reduce energy demands, improve opportunity for renewables, reduce their bottom lines, and meet state and federal objectives for conservation, efficiency and propagation of renewable energy, particularly solar. Solar energy is accessible, sensible, readily available, naturally sourced, affordable (with incentives) and sustainable!
Pros
Flexibility to create opportunity and my own schedule with, positive support from CITEC management and support staff.
Cons
Bureaucracy and heavy demand, sometimes delays response time to clientele.
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Great working hours
HR Staffing & Recruitment Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 4, 2013
Working for the state has great working hours, average work week was 37.5 with over time.
Pros
Lots of team events
Cons
none
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An organization with an exemplary mission, with some drawbacks
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Albany, NYApril 3, 2013
Work pace is slow, but work is often rewarding. Gained exposure to a wide array of technologies and energy policies. Upper management is strong. Promotion seems to be based on years of service as much as qualification and past performance. Co-workers are 90% great - but being a state organization it takes a long time to fire gross under performers. The environment is inherently political. The vacation policy is generous, and the benefits in many instances are outstanding.
Pros
vacation time, flexible work weeks/schedules
Cons
ongoing promotion and raise freeze
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