Just Energy
2.8 of 5 59 reviews
www.justenergy.com Mississauga, Canada 500 to 999 Employees

Just Energy Reviews

Updated Feb 18, 2014
Just Energy – Ottawa – “275 slater street”

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2.8 59 reviews

                             

33% Approve of the CEO

Just Energy President & CEO Kenneth Hartwick

Kenneth Hartwick

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A little disappointed.

Independent Contractor (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

I worked at Just Energy as a contractor for less than a year

ProsTheir ideology of the green company that leaves a smaller carbon footprint on the earth is progressive.

ConsTheir path of least resistance hiring, training and releasing practices could stand to be reevaluated. People have been let go from here in the middle of training, due to uncertified, erroneous and irresponsible background check reports, done by mom and pop generic internet background check companies they choose to use, costing potential employees and independent contractors valuable time which could have been used gaining credible and reliable employment elsewhere, in addition to money and peace of mind.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold on to good people by using Certified BCI and FBI checks. The dime a dozen internet background check companies use basic sources that anyone could use and access. These sources typically only do basic searches on first and last name and maybe a birth year, and anyone who has that info in common will be tossed all together with everyone good or bad, as one person. Use Certified Federal BCI checks. Using anything else is just lazy, reckless and irresponsible which reflects poorly towards your company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of Career Outlook

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Just Energy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery loose management structure. Open door policies

ConsLacks organization and understanding of employee-management practices for large corporation. Low Salaries with large expectations for employees

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should drive to employ good sound, efficient management strategies which should help to develop all employees from a career perspective.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If you want to experience what it's like to be in an infantry regiment, join this company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Just Energy full-time for more than a year

ProsFast paced environment, okay management in certain areas.

ConsManagement only truly cares about numbers. Only ones that make them look good. No matter how often they mention they appreciate employees efforts, they truly undermine and undervalue the true talent around, often having preference on incompetent managers

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to listen to your employees. Place knowledgeable, truly experienced, well rounded managers in the right places rather than relying on someone who may look good on paper but may not be technical, nor have the desire to gain more knowledge.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My experience at Just energy was aweful.

Accounts Billing (Former Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

I worked at Just Energy

Prosresidual income and high income potential

Conscommission, travel expenses, no base salary, no medical, no perks to or incentive to keep going.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more pride in your employees!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Management should get a a complete overhaul or get with the times

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Just Energy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots of money to be made. Plenty of opportunity for growth and expansion into new markets.

ConsSenior management are full of ass backwards sexist pigs that should look around the planet and see that men need to take a step back and be completely ashamed of what they've accomplished thus far. They need to stop living in the past and stop thinking that the solution is just about getting back to the basics. It's just not enough anymore.

Advice to Senior ManagementShape up or like part of the name of your company says...JUST get out.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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There's no compassion in this company - over worked, under paid.

Coordinator (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I worked at Just Energy full-time for more than a year

ProsAmazing people to work with, always lots of fun to be around.

ConsExecutives are extremely disconnected. No one cares about how hard you work, or what work you've done.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave some compassion for your staff. Listen for a change. And stop being such a scrooge.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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SO SO company

Customer Services Representative (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

ProsPeople are ok
company parties are good
trip incentives are good
benefits are good
lots of parking

ConsEmployees are promoted based on favouritism not education
Company removed paid lunches
every year there is a realignment and people get fired
Company is cheap. many staff did not get raises
Once you get a shift you are stuck for life
Hiring and firing company
career development are just words
favourites work less than the rest

Advice to Senior Managementbe fair
invest in your employees
give the staff raises forget incentives
get to know your employees
acknowledge staff when you pass by stop acting intimidating
give people a chance to move up in company and pay them for their work..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lack of communication and vision from senior management. No team approach at all. Fearful place due to Chairwoman.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Just Energy

ProsLearn the best, and worst parts, of sales. When you worked with good people they were really good. Fast paced so exciting to be a part of every project. Very book-smart people. Higher level management very well compensated. Very good at product development and deployment to market.

ConsLeadership - or lack thereof. Departments left to fight among other departments to get anything done. Once the Chairwoman spoke on a TV interview and everyone on the floor was watching when she said "Everyone in a company is replaceable". No emotional intelligence. Never feel advocated for and some senior managers seem randomly placed into their roles from other departments, like they are being circulated around because no one knows what to do with them. Senior management "cliques" which makes managers feel like they have to "take sides". Houston vs. Toronto attitude.

Advice to Senior ManagementLack of empowerment and fearful to try new things stifle creativity. Senior management needs to give better feedback and communicate vision and strategy - and then enable tactics to get the job done. Cda vs US makes focus on an overall vision difficult. Get every department on board with a vision and execute to that rather than letting each division head go off on their own, which causes in-fighting. Lack of overall leadership.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Despite the size of the organization, the company still lacks a senior management with MBA-class quality.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Just Energy

ProsA lucrative bonus package (30%-40%)

ConsThe company must adopt best practices to retain talent.

Advice to Senior ManagementHigh turnover of senior management gives mixed signals to market and employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company not focused on human resources

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Just Energy

ProsMoney is decent if you perform and are paid out well on bonus
Can be a 9-5 job if you work in certain departments

ConsPerformance measurement doesn't seem to be very standardized, some politics involved
Management doesn't seem to be focused on its talent and developing its talent
Can be a 9-9 job if working in other departments
Low base salary

Advice to Senior ManagementRe-prioritize to focus on making sure employees are happy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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