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Good perks, but no room for growth, or respect for young talent.

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Current Employee - Graduate Program Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Graduate Program Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flexible work hours, generous salary, and good health & dental.

Cons

VERY slow growth opportunities. Young talent is not valued, and will be some of the first to go at the next re-organization, which happens often.

Advice to Management

Show younger employees that you value them, and invest in their development, and growth within the company.

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  1. No snow day

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Direct Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very nice christmas staff parties

    Cons

    Management, policies, reputation, pay, take your pick

    Advice to Management

    Hmmm.. DE puts safety of there employees first as there policies indicate. But is safety really practiced. The biggest snow storm in years, employees and technicians expected to report to work as the memo stated. Like your strike plan months ago, maybe an emergency plan should be developed for days like today. Maybe management should step up report to work and not intimidate staff that if they don't show up they may be in jeopardy of losing their job. Very poor!

  2. Helpful (2)

    bipolar - the good and the bad form stark contrast"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Direct Energy full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - there are some bright, talented, good-natured, and humorous individuals
    - work hours are quite flexible, with generous working from home policies
    - many corporate volunteering opportunities
    - lines of business enjoy competitive industry salaries

    Cons

    - the HQ transition and operations outsourcing are aggressively planned and poorly executed, leading to massive headaches for Toronto employees who are obligated to fight fires in their decadent final months with the company; the remaining fire is something new employees signing up should take into consideration
    - internal promotion is almost a joke; current employees are little valued and management is willing to dish out big bucks for contractors who hardly contribute; the former graduate rotational program also fared dismally churning out candidates who are under-trained for managerial type positions with unrealistically high expectations for the future

    Advice to Management

    Top-down style management should be more prudent. This seems obvious but - your rosy directives may not filter down to the business analysis level as wholesomely as you would expect.

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