Just Energy

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Just Energy Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
80 Reviews
2.9
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very relaxed, fun work environment if you are in a good team, free to work on a lot of adhoc projects, good bonus structure (in 5 reviews)

  • This is definitely an opportunity to grow beyond being a slave to the 9-5 humdrum (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They never mentioned on their ad that it was a door-to-door sales job, but that is what it is (in 7 reviews)

  • You have to work very long hours due to lack of resources (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    life changing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Energy Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Energy Advisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    no cap on your salary...

    Cons

    commission only, all work no play

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont believe the gossip others spread to get people fired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Door to door. If you arent comfortable with that don't work here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Just Energy

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great potential income lots of contests where you can money, TVs, etc

    Cons

    It's door to door. No salary, commissions based on customer credit check that seems incredibly arbitrary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some idea of how the credit check works so we're not writing 15 deals and getting paid on 3

  3.  

    i miss it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    nice ppl, good pay. easy job

    Cons

    can be stressful if you let the customers get to you; hours arent the greatest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its fun laid back but commission sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Just Energy full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed people
    Bonus
    Trips
    Start late in the day

    Cons

    JJ week (mandatory 7 days )
    All commission from $10-$150 but average is $40 per enrollment
    Have to wait 3 weeks when you start to get paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay hourly with added commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Operations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very Laid back environment, young and fun

    Cons

    management is only concerned with sales, as long as quotas are met on volume of signups then the sales team gets rewarded even if they are selling products way under value and therefore unprofitably.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fully study full value chain of your company sales are great but costs, inefficiencies,and serious lack of technology hinder any kind of growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with many opportunities to grow!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Just Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for personal growth.

    Cons

    Company use to offer more perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Alright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Independent in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Just Energy as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The fact that you did get to travel and see different parts of the state.

    Cons

    comission base no hourly or salary pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least offer a base salary for your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    If your over 21 and have bills to pay stay away from this job at all costs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Worcester, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent sales experience directly with customers at their homes and businesses. You start at 10 am in the regional office, in a meeting, go out to lunch then come home at 8 or 9 pm. You have flexibility to pick your days off but if you don't reach your sale goal your likely gonna work on sunday to pick it up. It's a friendly enviroment, you can wear pants and a shirt. They inquire within, all managers started as a door to door sales associate. By knocking on doors doing cold sales you meet all different people and that can be good , bad and sometimes dangerous. Goiod job for someone who has no bills and lives with family or roomates, terrible if you have a mortgage, car loan and other bills..

    Cons

    100% commission only, no base or hourly pay. It doesn't matter if your type writer and make 50 sales a week. Several factors for disapproved customers such as credit and late payments. You don't get any commission for your disapproved sales or if they cancel. Most sale associates are young and immature, most don't have bills, cellphone plans or cars. Time management is bad here, they waste too much time finding territory or trying to find people that don't show up for work. Just Energy doesn't have their own vehicles, crew leaders ususally borrow a van from the regional manager. Normally 2 or 3 vans out in the field with 7or 8 people squeezed into 1. If you work in a city far away sometimes you get home by midnight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire quality sale people, not just someone that can write and speak.
    Give employees hourly wage and commission for disapproved sales. We work 60-90 hours a week and don't make enough to pay our bills. We deserve to be compensated as we are the heart of the company. Buy fleet vehicles, no one should have to buy their own van or uniforms! It's not all about sale numbers if sales Associates doesn't earn a living. Treat all of us fairly and respect us more. Offering travel incentives doesn't help when your 2 months behind rent cause you had a bad week yet worked 7 days a week and tried.I'm speaking on behalf of the Worcester MA regional office. Bad turnover rate before the 1st week paycheck. But we get our sale numbers up every week. Your welcome.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Laid Back Atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Just Energy

    Pros

    I love the working environment. It's pretty laid-back and family-like with your immediate work group. The people are the best thing about the company. They make coming to work fun because there isn't a lot of ego with management & co-workers.

    Micromanaging isn't a big thing here. You are pretty much left alone to do your job.

    The company is growing & acquiring new business which is good for future job outlook.

    Cons

    The company is a little disjointed because of the growth. The Houston office has no true company culture, no employee morale, and basically no real employee perks.

    HQ in Canada is usually swamped with work and for some reason almost every process routes up to Canada therefore creating deadline & backlog issues. Accounts Payable / Finance is soooo behind on every invoice & check needed - - Be prepared to wait.

    Career Advancement isn't really applicable here. It's not really a place for growth in the sense of job titles or raises, but you do get a TON of experience. You're not relegated to a specific job role and there are ample opportunities to enhance your skill set for future positions (i.e., the Operations Department is perfect for this).

    I see this company as a great way to get experience, learn about the Energy Business and then move on to create a career with a more established company. The company is pretty new and therefore a lot of my cons may center on the "newness" per se. Restructuring is desperately needed. Under the right visionary leader this company can become a really great place to work, but for now management only cares about the numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Happy employees work harder.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extreme pressure to get contracts.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Independent in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Just Energy (less than an year)

    Pros

    I guess the money would be the best part of this job,although I never received a "comma check".

    Cons

    The hours are long and the company has no regard for your safety. I live in Detroit and knocking on someone's door at night with no streetlights for blocks is extremely dangerous. I also had a problem with driving with someone I did not know to places unknown. This company is full of young and dumb 20 something's and can't do anything else more mature folks who get accustom to 1,000 dollar checks who don't care what they say to the customer just as long as they sign that contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to the employees and call your business out for what it is, a big pyramid scheme.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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