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IGS Energy Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
27 Reviews
3.8
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    The environment of a start up.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at IGS Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company really puts great emphasis on creating a culture of camaraderie and collaboration. They devote time and energy to holding numerous employee events and activities throughout the year.

    The industry also presents great challenges to overcome and IGS is definitely creating innovative solutions to meet those challenges. You are definitely on the forefront.

    Cons

    With all the benefits that come with a start up, there's also the downside. Things move incredibly quickly and aren't always communicated clearly or change too rapidly and end up wasting some time and effort.

    There are new projects and initiatives that give the potential for advancement within the company, but it's not anytime soon and they don't seem to be thinking of their own employees to move up/into new roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to the staff you have to develop them into your future leaders instead of hiring outside the company. There are a lot of young millenials in the building and if they feel like you're not invested in their future, you're going to lose them.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Home energy consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Enegy Consultant in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Home Enegy Consultant in Maumee, OH

    I have been working at IGS Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    My coworkers and manager were terrific. It was a fun environment.

    Cons

    I didn't like the unpredictable work schedule or last minute meetings for sales department. I think that some of our rates weren't very competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are paying people to work a 40 hour week than it should be comp time if we go over that time limit on a consistent basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    iT WAS VERY GOOD!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Energy Sales
    Former Employee - Home Energy Sales

    I worked at IGS Energy full-time

    Pros

    They took the time to train you about the product you were selling. Pay. Benefits.

    Cons

    This was a sales job, and even though they took the time to work with everyone individually, it felt like you didn't always get the feedback you needed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Private organization at its finest.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Dublin, OH

    I worked at IGS Energy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent management, pay, office culture, and company values. Doesn't matter what field you're in, you would love to work it with IGS.

    Cons

    Limited job advancement opportunities. Once you find your niche and you are successful, you will probably be doing that role for a while. Most of management is young and isn't going anywhere soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greatest place to work if you are interested in this industry. This company is in it for the long haul so if that fits what you're looking for, great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Activity will be the only way you can make quota... lots of activity!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Energy Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Home Energy Consultant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at IGS Energy full-time

    Pros

    I like jobs that make me feel like I am making an impact on society. Bottom line- This Country was built on the beliefs of having choice and the capitalistic business model. IGS is a company that believes in serving its customers in the best way possible. Deregulated energy is one of the newbies in the American marketplace and is a very tough sale (not to mention what happened when the telecom industry was deregulated). No need to digress here. IGS promotes good energy... green energy and being responsible users of energy. Who could not like the great slogan of "an energy independent US!" I do wish we all had the means to build better solar panels, wind turbines, and heat producing worm farms (at least until liquid thorium flouride or MIT's new electric generation wonder comes on line). For now we must be ever conscious of the lowest rates from the least corrupt type of supply- right! or figure a way to use less of what's being produced into the GRID". What happens to the energy that's left in the grid? Will we have more energy reserves? An intagible product like energy/even natural gas IS somewhat a hard sell because of the govt regulations and possession of how it "flows". Now that Einstein's theory of relativity is not so much of a theory and "unification" seems to be on the horizon... a new era of "the power of tomorrow" may become reality?

    Cons

    Brainiacs and forcasters in Dublin need to do a better job of offering rates where utility users really can see a savings on their 1st bill after the sign up. Systems- Mac is a great company, but the use of the ipad air needs much more work. Telling HEC's that customer service is important but not having any type of CRM is "hogwash". If more money is coming from FERC or PUCO (Feds) it should be distributed fairly to the real workers- not the seedy sales smooth talkers *be aware!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch out for the sale gurus" that sweet talk you into hiring them. They are artist at making things sound better than they really are. Semantics, or should I say better semantics, are not going to be the answer to pitching the products on American consumers (yes, peeps in West VA, Ohio/Pennsylvania/Maryland, etc. are Americans). It is what it is, A BILL (not one of those on Capital Hill) and folk's hate seeing them in the P.O.? Mail Boxes.
    Fuel Rewards is a great idea- keep it going! If we can't save people money... let's come up with a good reason to choose IGS Energy. Something better than just "price protection"?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rapid Growth Here! You have to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA

    I worked at IGS Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great positive work environment.
    Transparency with management (i.e. No BS, very low drama, everyone is paid on time)
    Back office support is top tier
    Management have worked their way up
    Emerging industry in deregulated energy.
    Great pay and no cap to earning potential.
    Impeccable Training from management.

    Cons

    Have to start from the bottom and work your way up.
    2 weeks before paychecks start.
    High Competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very good. When help is needed they are there. Company can use more bilingual people especially for the CA campaign

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at IGS Energy

    Pros

    + Relaxed environment
    + Competitive pay
    + Flexible hours in some departments
    + Great Lower Management
    + Brilliant CEO & VP
    + Most management respect self-managing employees
    + Do not have to work most weekends
    + Great revenue

    Cons

    - Lousy Medical Benefit Provider
    - Limited or no professional growth
    - How HR deals with employee dissatisfaction
    - A few micro-managers
    - Customer Service Manager will drive good customer service representatives and good customer service will go with them
    - No longer promote from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a few micro-managers that need to back off and trust their people are doing their best. There is one micro-manager in particular that needs to foster communcation between groups and not dramatize issues between departments that causes future communication problems. Kudos to Scott and Doug on running this company as well has they have. This company has its flaws but there are far worse flaws to have.

    Recommends

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