Ambit Energy Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. Great company great rewards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Ambit Energy (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible , great people, unlimited income potential , simple work

    Cons

    I have to schedule myself

  2. Software Developer I at Ambit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Ambit Energy full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Up to date software and total development freedom. This is an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    It is located in West End Dallas.

    Advice to Management

    None. You rock!

  3. It probably would have been great if I was good at cold calling, door to door type sales.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Consultant in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Consultant in Albany, NY

    I worked at Ambit Energy part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Totally flexible work schedule, make your own. If you are good at getting people to sign up as consultants beneath you , you could go really far. If you get motivated and ambitious people beneath you they sign up people and the cycle goes on and on, and you potentially make the big bucks.

    Cons

    Multi-level marketing sales, and you have to have so many consultants beneath you to actually make good money. I was a 'Regional Consultant' and I made diddley squat. Now my old customers are complaining of high electricity prices so I have to cancel their service.

    Advice to Management

    no advice

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  5. Great company

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

    I have been working at Ambit Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities specially if you are talented.

    Cons

    A little disorganized, but it is a fairly new company

  6. Best Work Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Ambit Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very positive Work Atmosphere, Great location,amazing IT team, Work life balance is Awesome

    Cons

    Nothing Negative to wite about this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  7. Helpful (3)

    mediocre company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant Support in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant Support in Plano, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    casual dress code, commuter reimbursement

    Cons

    inflexible, hard to move up from call center, rampant gossip and drama, buddy system for promoting and hiring,

    Advice to Management

    stop looking down on call center agents, try to be flexible as people have families and get sick from time to time. The attendance system has gotten better but nowhere near where it needs to be. Ambit as a company is doing better and better each year but all we see is budget cuts that take away the employee perks; we no longer have tea, instant soup packets, creamer, utensils, or hot chocolate. The little things that made the day go by easier after dealing with difficult customers are all gone.

  8. The best job I've ever had!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are willing to put in the hard work, you can easily affect the bottom line and get noticed for it. I've seen co-worker get promoted for being vested in the company. Like the CIO has said to me "You have a great idea, build it and let's do it!". No one is going to hold you back, innovation is what Ambit is all about!

    Cons

    Fast pace working environment which might not fit everyone.

    Advice to Management

    The entrepreneur spirit is contagious, keep it up!

  9. Helpful (1)

    Incredible Growth Equals Incredible Opportunities.. Especially in IT

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is amazing how much I have learned since joining the IT department a few years ago. The world of Software Development moves fast and so does Ambit. I have seen several management changes over the years and I feel that they have finally got it right. There is an eagerness to get rid of red tape, challenge the status quo, and to genuinely do what is right for the company. There is a good vibe in IT right now.. things are happening.. lots of exciting buzz about new technology solutions and upcoming projects.

    The level of talent is high here. You will be surrounded by some very smart people who are eager to share what they know and help you grow.

    Management seems to get it and have been making positive changes. Everyone is empowered to be a leader even if it is not in your title.

    There is little to no politics in IT. Everyone comes to work to get stuff done. There seems to be a good balance between setting expectations, goals, and delivery dates and letting you get your work done without hassle.

    Oh, and the work life balance is great. For developers and QA, the work hours are amazingly flexible and most teams allow up to a 2 days a week work from home policy.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a job where you can sit on your laurels then this isn't the place. It's fast moving and demands excellence. Many times they have mentioned Google, Amazon, and Facebook as examples of where they want to get to IT-wise.

    IT does not promote on tenure.. they promote on skill. Some people do not like that and want to do the same job day in and day out and expect to still get promoted.. not here. People get promoted based on skill, aptitude, leadership abilities, and getting it done.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing. I am really excited about the direction the company and IT are making.

  10. I am blessed to have grown so much while working with Ambit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Edinburg, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Edinburg, TX

    I have been working at Ambit Energy part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you can make something happen at any stage of your life. Great training program.

    Cons

    Must be willing to be very flexible with your schedule

  11. I want out

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Ambit Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the hours and the pay

    Cons

    everything else that was not mentioned in the pros

    Advice to Management

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