Just Energy
2.8 of 5 66 reviews
www.justenergy.com Mississauga, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 12, 2014
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James Lewis and Deborah Merril


43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsVery Laid back environment, young and fun

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Alright

    Independent (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

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

    Conscomission base no hourly or salary pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt least offer a base salary for your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Worcester, MA

    ProsFriendly people, lots of exercise. Management pays for lunch for new guys, which is kind of them.

    ConsDoor-to-door sales in dangerous areas. 100% Commission-based pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed base pay. Too many factors before earning a commissioned sale for some people to live off of.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Laid Back Atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementInvest in your employees. Happy employees work harder.

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    An experience filled with equal highs and lows.

    Operations Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsTremendous growth and learning opportunity. Good exposure to the retail side of deregulated energy. Possible to change career path and departments.

    ConsNoncompetitive salaries. Distribution of work unfair; much heavier load for competent workers. Quality of employees is inconsistent. Training is almost nonexistent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in hiring strong employees and building a strong foundation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Bingham Farms, MI

    ProsGreat Atmosphere employee's are helpful.

    ConsThey show favoritism and do not give everyone the same opportunity

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould give everyone the same opportunity, do not lie to your employee's Nadene Cowley

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Really Fun But not my thing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Very great people that work in the office and the field

    Constoo hot to go to door to door

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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    Independent Contractor for door to door clients

    Independent (Former Employee)
    Chelsea, MI

    ProsThe job makes pretty good money.

    ConsProblem is that you are slaved to your work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome management was helpful.

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    Great Pay, Tough Work

    Just Energy Independent Contractor (Current Employee)
    Buffalo, NY

    ProsGreat pay for the work done. You make as much money as you can work for. The training is great and it really help you understand how to sell.

    ConsThe fact is the product being sold is crap. You are selling a product that doesn't help the people who purchase it but actually hurts them. There isn't any base pay and no benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf at all possible, create a product that Independent Contractors are proud to sell. Any IC that really understands the program knows that "Price Protection" isn't what we say it is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company with weak opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Easy to get in
    - No real education required

    Cons- Weak training
    - No client base, you have to build it on your own while the competition is high and product is not that great
    - Commissions based salary

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