Direct Energy Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Badar Khan
56 Ratings

Pros
  • Work-life balance is generally respected (in 18 reviews)

  • In some groups, the culture provides a comfortable working environment where you can 'be yourself' (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior Management and Leadership Team are not looking for the best interests of the company but looking for their next job opportunity (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great Work Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Direct Energy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Life balance Well compensated Great benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance depends on who you report to. Office esthetics less than desireable.


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    it oook

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Direct Energy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    its nice..set schedule i love it great

    Cons

    the pay the ment the organazation the opportunity

    Advice to Management

    your greeat


  3. Great Company to work for...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Direct Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Market leader with continual market share improvements

    Cons

    none that are very significant

    Advice to Management

    always keep direct contact with lower level employees to make sure they are happy campers


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  5. Growing &Positive place to be

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Support Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Support Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Direct Energy full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    High Energy, fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Nothing that I have come across yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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    Sr Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Direct Energy

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

    Pros

    Unlimited career opportunity, strong growth strategy

    Cons

    The moved all operation to the US.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and keep knowledgable employee, do not letther location impact your decision. In the cyber world, physical location should not be a criteria to hire good talent


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    Overall Great Experience!!

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

    I have been working at Direct Energy full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Best work/home balance I have ever experienced working for a Fortune company.. At best, the people truly make this place as comfortable, positive and entertaining as possible. Driven by results, overall one of the best companies I have had the pleasure of working for in 22 years. Great opportunities for advancement and a great place to share ideas and grow within a winning team.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides are that I have experienced some days to be a bit overwhelming because we are a continually growing company.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that team building events and team outings are perfect to ease some workplace stress but overall Management does a wonderful job at including every person that is an employee, and it makes such a difference in the productivity. Badar is hands down one of the most sincere, honest and capable people I have ever come in dealings with. He is sharp and the vision that he has for the company in what he has shared is motivating.


  8. Contractor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Woodbridge, NJ

    I have been working at Direct Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working every day with overtime.

    Cons

    Soon to be over and have to look for work.


  9. Great people, fun environment, lots of change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Direct Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, recognition program, employee comms and offices are all awesome. Lots of effort spent. The culture is fun as a result.

    Cons

    Lots of change; which isn't a bad thing unless not planned and prioritized better

    Advice to Management

    Focus on fewer things that could be done really well


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    Great culture and work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Direct Energy full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I have been at DE for about a year and a half and LOVE the culture here. The open floor plan, no offices, set up makes the work environment fun and casual. Upper management are very friendly and truly care about the development of their teams. I have not experienced any micromanagement here and I've never felt the least bit guilty for calling in sick or working from home if I needed to. I've gotten outstanding ratings for my work and feel appreciated. DE encourages time off, mental breaks and not only looks at your work output but also HOW the work was done and if you are a good leader. Truly one of the best companies I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    DE has grown tremendously in the last 10 years and processes are not always working smoothly here. BUT they are well aware and are working on fixing this issue. It is very fast paced here, which was not an issue for me but some do not prefer that. You definiltey have to be a go getter and proactive about your development, promotions will not just be given to you because of how long you've been here. Some teams have a heavy workload because vacancies but moral and engagement is still high.


  11. Helpful (3)

    The Time is Now

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

    I have been working at Direct Energy full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Management couldn't be better at DE. This is THE energy company to work for I Houston

    Cons

    None. Anything that may be said NEGATIVELY about DE is old news from 2-3 YEARS AGO.



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