TXU Energy

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TXU Energy is a great place to work with sharp senior mgmt and good pay.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irving, TX
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irving, TX

I have been working at TXU Energy

Pros

The management at TXU Energy is very good at identifying opportunities for improvement and moving forward to correct them. Resources for employees to get their jobs done are generously accomodated should they not already exist.

Cons

The work-life balance is occasionally tipped more toward work than non-work though this has been improving during the later part of 2011.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

TXU Energy might focus more of their sales efforts on business customers rather than residential customers. With natural gas prices at low levels, this would appear to be a good time to lock in long term contracts for SMB clients.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Talented People, Competitive Pay but Not a Good Place to Work

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

    I have been working at TXU Energy

    Pros

    - Pay is competitive; good benefits
    - Company is active in the community
    - A number of smart people who are good to work with, and are committed to the company's success
    - Industry is more interesting than one might think - some challenging business issues to work through, in a newly-competitive industry

    Cons

    Workload - it is said that work/life balance is important, but it's not. Expectations are unrealistic, and with poorly defined accountability, it's hard to determine who is in charge/who is responsible for various initiatives. And because turnover is significant, there's a constant re-learning process that has to occur that isn't productive.

    Smart people, but an ego-driven culture where there's a lot of confrontation in an attempt to either take credit where it's not warranted, or deflect blame when something goes awry

    No career development to speak of - the worst I've seen in a company, and I've worked at several. The performance evaluation process isn't well-defined, and who gets promoted is often laughable.

    Senior management team overall is not competent... indecision often causes whipsawing of employees to run around needlessly. It's a constant occurrence there.

    I have seen too many instances where talented people leave of their own accord due to frustration with the leadership and decisions that are made, the crazy hours and expectations, and the lack of career mobility within the company. It's been a source of frustration to see that occur, and wonder if anyone notices, or cares. It's not an accident that there are frequently job openings available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide greater certainty regarding accountability, embrace the importance (not just words) of work/life balance, and provide greater career opportunities for employees so you don't lose so many good ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic environment in deregulated electricity that sets the benchmark in the country

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Irving, TX

    I have been working at TXU Energy

    Pros

    Many great programs for employees
    For a large sized company, the senior management is very visible
    Constantly strives for surpassing high goals and expectations
    Senior management listens and makes a concerted effort to evoke changes

    Cons

    Very limited mobility between departments for job advancement
    HR communications and hiring process needs to be improved
    Learning programs for career advancement is non existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up soliciting feedback from employees because I see things turning around and my opinions are based on current environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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