Gexa Energy
2.6 of 5 19 reviews
www.gexaenergy.com Houston, TX 150 to 499 Employees

Gexa Energy Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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2.6 19 reviews

                             

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Brian Landrum

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Employees are not essential to success

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    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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    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

    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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    Intresting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    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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    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

    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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    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

    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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    Respect for others / Commitment to Excellence / Do the right thing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsAlways trying to do the right thing. Salaries are competative with the marketplace. Pay is based on performance. Small group of employees who have a loud voice try to bring the company down but for the most part employees like working there.

    ConsThose that complain about the company never bring a solution. There are some employees who have flown under the radar and have extended their stay too long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake action on employees who bring the company down.

    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)

    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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    Good place to build your career...

    Systems Administrator/IT (Current Employee)

    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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    Out with the old ... In with the new

    Customer Service Lead (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsStepping stone into the deregulated energy industry.

    ConsFavortism blantanly obvious, a few incompetent supervisors

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a long hard look at your supervisors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place to work

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Tomball, TX

    ProsSteady paycheck get to knw the way electricity works

    ConsWow sups get some that knw wat there doin like 2 sups the rest of them don't knw ep from gems relies on her team lead to help them and they arent not educated in how thigs work they rely on offline or rep assist qa has to get there stuff together k and her team really dont put ust on hold? Take calls before u say stupidity..and our leader just walks around looking for fixes fo emerald oursystem

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease listen to ur lower people crs....and dont fire people who knw what there doing and teach new class the proper way to do things...u have unqualified people in other positions that should be regular csr

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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