At OpTerra Energy Services, 81 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 171 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.20. It was published on Jul 26, 2016. 4342 Visitors

What Employees Say

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

What They Do

We asked OpTerra Energy Services to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

OpTerra is a pioneer in advancing the sustainable energy economy, energizing opportunity and building positive impact for the communities, institutions and businesses we serve.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Engineering
US Headquarters: Oakland, California US Sites: 26
Major Locations: Pasadena, California; Overland Park, Kansas; Honolulu, Hawaii; Norwell, Massachusetts; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Sacramento, California; Orange, California; San Diego, California; Houston, Texas; Chicago, Illinois US Employees: 317
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2014

We're all about safety and staying current with the latest in safety tips! Here's our field operations team flexing their knowledge of some new first aid skills as part of an OpTerra Field Saftey training today.

Perks and Programs

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

  • A chance to give back to the community: Working at OpTerra gives you a chance to directly support communities across the US by building and implementing sustainable energy programs that make an environmental and social impact for years to come.
  • Flexible work Schedules: OpTerra has a very strong culture that promotes and values a good work/life balance, with options for working from home when necessary.
  • Growth Opportunities: Hardworking, independent teams gain exposure to leadership with regular opportunities to work across divisions and in support of diverse regions across the country. We recognize, support, and promote internal talent.
  • Generous Tuition & Conference Reimbursement Programs: At OpTerra we are committed to supporting our employees continuous quest for knowledge.
  • Generous Benefits: We provide a very generous benefit offering to employee and dependents.
  • Ability to make an impact at a Global Level: Under new ownership from ENGIE after our recent acquisition, we are the face of ENGIE’s North American footprint in the field. ENGIE is the number one energy services provide in the world, and through our contributions at OpTerra, we are able to build local impact with global reach in collaboration with other ENGIE companies.
  • Competitive PTO: We offer PTO, Floating Holidays, and time off for Holidays.
  • Recognition Awards: We offer several recognition awards including but not limited to the Presidents Circle Award and OpTerrian Awards for significant contributions to the business and our customers.
  • Employee Events: We coordinate social events and opportunities for team building aligned with company values in addition to monthly events at each office like our birthday celebrations.
  • Free Snacks & Bevarages: We offer a wide variety of options, including Fresh Fruit Mondays!


100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary80% Company-paid health coverage for employees
80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 80% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
Some members of our Business Development Team!


  • Flexible schedule (80% use it)
  • Telecommute option


60 days Job-protected maternity leave60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$125,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

We learned a lot about the future of energy efficiency at ENGIE's Energy Revolution event on Friday from thought leaders representing Boston Properties, Ahold USA, and Eversource Energy - plus, we got to meet Jim Rice AND pose with the Boston Red Sox's World Series trop


OpTerra teams like Sarah and Jonathan, Senior Project Managers in SoCal, are looking for great engineering talent at a university near you!

How to Get Hired

We asked OpTerra Energy Services 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?

We are looking for engaged employees who are passionate about the skills they bring to the table. A candidate with strong technical and interpersonal skills who meets the qualifications of the job, embodies our core values, and meshes with our company culture of hard work and commitment to our customers is a great prospective employee.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We have been thrilled to receive thousands of job applications in 2016 so far! A strong candidate who meets the job requirements of the position they are applying for can stand out by showcasing why they are specifically interested in working at OpTerra and what they believe they can contribute to make an impact on our business goals and our customers’ goals`

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

We are always interested in meeting strong candidates across fields. In the next year, we’ll be continuing to expand our Operations and Sales team by hiring new Project Engineers, Business Development, Project Managers, and Construction Managers.

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

Apply through our website and contact us at with any questions.

hiring Outlook

20 Job openings forecast for coming year 76% Job Growth
78 Average applicants per opening 4,681 Applications received
54 Positions filled in past year 15% New hires by employee referrals
25 New positions created 5 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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