Just Energy
2.8 of 5 65 reviews
www.justenergy.com Mississauga, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

Just Energy Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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2.8 65 reviews

                             

22% Approve of the CEO

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James Lewis and Deborah Merril

(9 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company with many opportunities to grow!!

    Operations Specialist (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsMany opportunities for personal growth.

    ConsCompany use to offer more perks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience, tough work...you will succeed if you want it bad enough.

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGreat in-field sales experience, really tests your ability to adapt to change, working with great people, great opportunities for advancement

    ConsLong hours, on your feet a lot, door-to-door, talking to strangers, skills take some time to develop

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it very clear upfront what new employees are getting themselves into and you'll bring in more people who actually want to put forth the work. Be honest and upfront and you'll have a much higher turnover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the best place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNothing good about the company

    Conslong hours, poor organizational structure

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDiversity of tasks, interesting business challenges

    ConsReputational capital for company doesn't exist

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredible opportunities. Not fully integrated. Lots of broken process but becoming focussed to fix it.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood growth opportunities for people of all levels. You can be well rewarded (most aren't it seems). Constant change, so good to develop skills. People are amazing and some really great teams. Some very good leaders. Passion of people to do great is there and that makes it easier to work hard but many agendas. Grew fast and now adopting to work as a larger company. Lots of fixing opportunities.

    ConsYou have to work very long hours due to lack of resources. No defined or aligned strategy apparent which makes resourcing constrained. Business leaders not fully aligned. Constant change and very reactive and near impossible to focus on strategic matters. Lots of fire fighting but good (very slow) change taking place to fix that. Pay is middle of road and lots of turn over of great people makes it tough to stay afloat. Lack of visible or defined career options.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you reward people well at all levels. You have some really great leaders and managers in many areas but you need to provide resources and support to fix the issues. Have patience to enable people to get where the company needs to get there and be supportive. Align your people with a clear strategy. Stop doing seemingly meaningless work.

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    High potential for the right kind of people

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsIt's really a skill-based job. If you can sell, you will make a lot of money. My first 3 months were pretty sad in terms of income (but enough to get by and then some), but later on the sales went up and it adds up very quickly. You have to know who to target your sales pitch to and you will need practice. If you are a born salesman, you will excel. I loved this job until I had to move (or else I won't have left it).

    Watch Glengarry Glen Ross, the same kind of sales environment and techniques apply.

    ConsThe opposite of what I described in PROs section; if you are bad or below average on your speaking abilities and your ability to convince people, you won't get paid much at all.

    Commission based sales position is very hit/miss; you either get rich easier or you have to get a new career after 3-4 months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe provide a decent fixed income to new employees as incentive to stay? I thought about quitting in my first 3 months simply because I needed experience and the commission income was too low for beginners.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt was a pleasure working with Just Energy. It's a great place to learn about the energy market

    ConsYou need to be quick on your feet and know your stuff or else you will get left behind.

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    Nice working environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery nice people and working environment!

    ConsSalary specially for bilingual is not adequate

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    Great people to work with in a stable industry.

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsFantastic people to work with. Team spirit.
    Management is supportive and understanding as long as you do not abuse the system.
    Very Fair policy, at least in the Account Management team.

    ConsCommission structure can be improved.
    No work from home program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Independent Contractor (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsYou are completely in control of how much money you earn.
    You learn to deal with messed up situations
    You learn to sell hard and fast
    Management team is very supportive with training and mentoring

    ConsLots of walking every day - I mean 5-6 hours of walking.
    If you suck there's no cushion, you just go broke.
    You might get knocked out by an angry customer

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working on that training program!
    Give more percentage of contracts to sales people! :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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