Gexa Energy
2.6 of 5 17 reviews
www.gexaenergy.com Houston, TX 150 to 499 Employees

Gexa Energy Reviews

Updated Mar 17, 2014
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2.6 17 reviews

                             

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Brian Landrum

(4 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A job where you show up at 8, leave at 5, and do the same things every day.

Associate Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Gexa Energy

Pros-The hours are pretty good, most people don't stay past 5, regardless of whether they have finished their work or not. The few people who do stay past 5 are trying to finish everyone else's work so that they won't be behind in the future.
-They try to have fun outings every now and then, in almost half a year of working here, we went laser tagging once, but that's about it.
- It's not that demanding- you just show up, punch your clock, do your processes, and leave.

Cons- Not much to moving up; you pay your dues, and move up according to how long you've been here.
-Not much time to try out other departments, so if you get hired in one department, you're stuck there.
-Very similar work every day;
- Not much opportunity to grow as a person
- Not much money allocated for personal development; including extra schooling.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake working at Gexa fun and exciting. I understand it's about maximizing revenue and minimizing costs, but spend some to make this facility somewhere you wouldn't ever want to leave. There's a reason why people joke about how high the attrition rate is.

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i've never been at a compnay where Management has no clue and smart hardworking people are frowned upon for favorites.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Gexa Energy

ProsFlexible schedule
Good team and co-workers

ConsCompensation
Location - Tomball, TX
No growth opportunities
No education or training

Advice to Senior ManagementStart listening and really caring about your employees. Stop talking over peoples heads.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Intresting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Gexa Energy

ProsGreat place to gain knowlege of the energy industry and then move on. They offer flex time in some departments.

ConsThey very rarely hire contractors. Majority of their employees are contractors. Turn over is high. Your training is OTJ nothing is standarized nor documented, yet you are held accountable. Permanent employees are very young and eager to crawl the corporate letter and willing to do everything and anything to get to the top. Local human resources is very weak and unfamiliar on handle employee situations.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to be more personal and on the floor. They need to back their word and show that their are career paths.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It started of fantastic but due to a lack of knowledge from the HR department it ended unpredictably early.

Associate Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Gexa Energy

ProsGreat wok environment with laid back employees. The pay is very fair and the supervisors are very understanding when it comes to time off.

ConsHorrible communication between departments, the workload is way too excessive because the corporate office would not allow us to hire to cut costs. Absolutist no trai ing structure all trial by fire or learn from asking co workers. It seemed like the supervisors and bosses never knew what was been done or the type of work you were doing.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more with your employees. Start or atleast pretend that you care about your employees and their overall well being. Be more involved with everything it would make everyone life easier.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Employees are not essential to success

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Gexa Energy

Pros-Work Life balance is okay
- Very smart people that are go getters

Cons-Senior Management doesn't have a clue as to what issues their employees encounter internally
-Compensation is far below competitors in the industry
-Senior Management are not leaders, they are followers who make knee jerk reactions instead of being progressive
-No room for professional growth within the company
-There are very smart people in the company who are being used in the wrong capacity and/or who will never be given the opportunity to lead or be properly utilized even.

Advice to Senior ManagementA basic course in business management would serve Management well. Your employees are not inferior subordinates. There are many talented people who are educated and experienced within the company, find ways to keep and utilize these people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to build your career...

Systems Administrator/IT (Current Employee)

I have been working at Gexa Energy

ProsGood benefits and competitive compensation! good workplace!
I think that's all people need!

ConsI don't have any problem with the company as other people reviews! get those are lazy and talk bad about company out of the workplace. Build more relationships with employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet more marketing, more ads to houston to attract more with residential and small business!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worst place in history, extremely political, CEO is a joke (marketing degree only) you are a slave!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Gexa Energy

ProsIt was a steady paycheck

ConsPolitics, if you want a promotion work 80 hrs, throw people under the bus and lie your behind off

Advice to Senior ManagementFIRE CEO AND ALL EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT! Great workers do not make good leaders.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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