At Lime Energy, Co., 84 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 191 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.15. It was published on Jun 26, 2018. 3060 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I can be myself around here.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.

What They Do

We asked Lime Energy, Co. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Lime Energy is a leader in performing energy efficiency projects for small and mid-sized businesses. Lime’s proven turnkey model has resulted in 140,000 facility upgrades nationally, creating $1.6 billion in utility bill savings for consumers and thousands of local jobs.  

About this Company

Website: Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Newark, New Jersey, 07102 US Sites: 9
Major Locations: Los Angeles, California, 90011; Charlotte, North Carolina, 28269; Buffalo, New York, 14215; Dallas, Texas, 75217; Columbus, Ohio, 43229; Ocean City, Maryland, 21842; Beacon, New York, 12508; Boston, Massachusetts, 02124; Newton, Massachusetts US Employees: 268
US Revenues: $125 million Worldwide Revenues: $125 million
Corporate Structure: Public Stock Symbol: LIME
Founded: 1995

AHA Heart Walk

Perks and Programs

We asked Lime Energy, Co. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Wellness Walking Program: Nationwide incentive program coupled with AHA Heart Walks. Incentive prizes, weekly uploads of minutes walked. Outstanding employee communication promoting regional and individual walking in concert with Corporate Social Responsibility in support of reducing heart disease as a corporate AHA sponsor.
  • Paid Time Off To Volunteer: Employees volunteer within their local communities, nationwide. This VPTO program is a great Corporate Social Responsibility effort supported by the company and employees.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Nationwide support of employees including onsite mental health meetings and support groups arranged post trauma.
  • Excellence in Leadership: Our sales leaders are encouraged to participate in the Excellence in Leadership awards. Criteria is placed on integrity, mentorship style, team and culture building, collaboration and innovation. across every region nationwide.
  • Wellness Education: Employee Intranet and email communications promotes employee wellness and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) from online classes to seasonal active programming.
  • Quarterly Town Hall Events: Beginning in 2015 and continuing on as the company grows, is the tradition of Employee Town Hall Meetings at one of our national locations. The purpose is to share the company vision and answer employee questions.
  • Regional Events: Locations nationwide host their own employee get together provided by the company in geographic regions across the nation. The purpose is to celebrate our culture, accomplishments, and thank you to employee's for their valuable contributions.
  • Disease Prevention & Wellness: To promote taking care of one's health, the company sponsors a FREE GIFT CARD presented to all employees who participate in their annual well visit with our group health insurance provider.
  • eLearning: Adoption of eLearning platform and procurement of online courses offered from OpenSesame for all employees.
  • YourCause: YourCause is a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider using proprietary technology to build meaningful connections between our company, our employees and nonprofits. Lime Energy has engaged with YourCause to help manage employee volunteering facilitating regional engagement.


3% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary60% Company-paid health coverage for employees
60% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 60% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $1,500 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Lime Energy Yoga Booth - AHA Heart Walk


20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 9 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
9 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 20 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
9 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (80% use it)
  • Telecommute option (50% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Bottled water; free coffee; kitchens; employee discounts: LifeMart)


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$30,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Vice President Mid-Atlantic Leads environmental impact team
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Carbon offset program


  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Los Angeles Corporate Social Volunteering


Green Educattion Corporate Social Volunteering

How to Get Hired

We asked Lime Energy, Co. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Lime Energy is seeking ambitious individuals who are goal oriented, passionate about their work, and share their expertise to get things done.  We are building a great company and our values are built upon a handful of pillars:  Employees First; Integrity in All We Do; Expertise; Energy; and Improving our Communities.  Our mission driven company  is seeking canidates that care about their customers, our company, and adapt quickly to changing conditions.  Common threads that help make employees successful are personal productivity and team player qualities.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

When applying for future openings at Lime Energy, prospective employees whose experience, qualifications and values are consistent with our organization's goals will rise to the top.  Hiring decisions are made based upon technical expertise, qualifications, education and experience.  Diversity is another key driver here at LIme Energy.  We welcome both seasoned professionals and recent college graduates, bein a company that creates internship opportunities in all our departments of engineering; marketing; and business development, for example. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

The business environment at Lime Energy is growing and maturing quickly.  Employees will continue to creatively adapt to grow with our business.  And as our geographic footprint expands, Lime Energy will be seeking new employees to serve the small and mid-sized businesses across the nation. Our largest employee population is outside sales, or our Energy Service Representatives.  In addition to this seasoned group of energy efficiency sales team, we look to onboard Program Outreach Coordinators into entry level positions from college graduates to individuals looking to move into the energy field.  

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates can log onto our website at      

hiring Outlook

100 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year -3% Job Growth
51 Average applicants per opening 5,000 Total job applicants
10% New hires by employee referrals 20% Openings filled by current employees
12 Recent graduates hired 16% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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