Just Energy Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
76 Reviews
3.0
76 Reviews
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5 Ratings

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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Interesting

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    An experience filled with equal highs and lows.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in hiring strong employees and building a strong foundation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    C

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bingham Farms, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bingham Farms, MI

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere employee's are helpful.

    Cons

    They show favoritism and do not give everyone the same opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Really Fun But not my thing

    • 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

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

    Cons

    too hot to go to door to door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  11.  

    Independent Contractor for door to door clients

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Independent in Chelsea, MI
    Former Employee - Independent in Chelsea, MI

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

    Pros

    The job makes pretty good money.

    Cons

    Problem is that you are slaved to your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some management was helpful.

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