Green Mountain Energy

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Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Awesome

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Green Mountain Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people to work with. $100 for every deal.

    Cons

    Strictly commission. 7 days work week, if you don't hit your goal.

    Advice to Management

    good job guys.


  2. Enjoyed my time at green mountain

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Green Mountain Energy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I liked the competitive nature of working for Green Mountain. The sales can be tough but if you take the critiques of your peers and work hard you can be successful.

    Cons

    Commission based job but with hard work can be very successful

    Advice to Management

    More training for sales pitches.


  3. Transaction Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Transaction Analyst in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Negative work environment
    Corporate buyout ruined start up feel

    Advice to Management

    It's too late


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  5. Not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Energy Salesman in Bellerose, NY
    Current Employee - Energy Salesman in Bellerose, NY

    I have been working at Green Mountain Energy (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This job can pay you well if you have a gift of getting people to like you instantaneous so that they can stop and peer into what you are offering. You basically work on your own or pair up with one or two other workers so there's a level of freedom. They often have meetings where there is free food and drinks at a discrete location which is a cool way to keep everyone feeling like a team.

    Cons

    This is a commission job so you either get sales or go home empty with your feet tired from standing all day. Sometimes they require you to take a table with you to a work site which, if you don't have a car, can be quite troublesome. The worst part is that when you're signing someone up , they have to give you their social security number (last 4 digits). Regardless of it not being the whole number, people are extremely afraid of giving out part of their social, especially since they have probably never heard about Green Mountain before and are skeptical. Some people, however, are friendly enough to let you contact them off hours to explain more about the company and look it up online.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a low hour rate pay, plus commission to keep workers on their feet even on a day where they get no sales.


  6. my experience at green mountain energy was enriching

    Former Employee - Sales Agent
    Former Employee - Sales Agent

    I worked at Green Mountain Energy part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You are given the opportunity to work independently
    direct relationship between hard work and pay

    Cons

    management was very hands off
    no real sense of community


  7. Great...but nahhhh

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Junior Recruiter in Houston, TX

    I worked at Green Mountain Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People you meet, not the same everyday

    Cons

    None except maybe the usual

    Advice to Management

    Integrity


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great product, terrible management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Green Mountain Energy part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Uncapped commission
    You're selling an environmentally-friendly product
    You get free access to events green mountain is tabling like Pittsburgh Beerfest
    You get a bunch of free shirts, jackets, hats, thermoses, etc.

    Cons

    Management in the Pittsburgh office are literally the most inept people I have ever worked with in my life. They have no idea how to handle employee issues, schedule everyone properly, explain the job properly, provide sales agents with proper materials, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Do your jobs.
    Hire more people to work in the office, seeing as you clearly don't know how to do your job.


  9. It's fine

    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Green Mountain Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Hours are flexible. There is a potential to earn a decent amount of money. The management I worked with was nice.

    Cons

    If you're not excellent at sales, you will make minimum wage. The places I was assigned to in Philadelphia were "tapped out" - people using those grocery stores/businesses had seen us millions of times and had signed up already. More shifts were available when you could set up outside in the warmer weather.

    Advice to Management

    Time has passed since I worked there, but finding new locations.


  10. Misleads on carbon offsetting/service benefits.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Green Mountain Energy

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

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule
    -Friendly & welcoming staff
    -Adequate training
    -Supportive colleagues

    Cons

    The company claims that switching to their services results in a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (i.e. each sale that is made is equivalent to X amount of ghg reductions). This is a huge overstatement and is indicative of a level of greenwashing. The metrics they utilize do not take into account leakage, total energy consumption or energy efficiency. I understand their want to incentivize sales representatives and to make individuals feel accomplished but it is misleading to make the claims that they do.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid overstating the benefits of individual sales and work to ensure that your evaluative metrics are more robust.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Exceptional.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Energy Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Green Mountain Energy full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here to me are.. just to learn the true facts about energy and how it is generated, and what we can do to make things better in lue of the atmosphere and the overall betterment of the quality of power generation offered today for the health of our society overall. To find out that something can be done to help us to stop air pollution, and to be a part of that process of making a difference was truly exciting.

    Cons

    If you don't have a system in place or some way of getting there to work and home before you are paid it can be a challenge getting there and back. Other wise if you are a people person and you can take the heat of going d2d with a desire to help others see the pig picture, your all good. There really are not too many if any cons to me in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    If the managers and officials of the corporation could devise a plan to maybe give your newcomers a week or two stipend, or maybe even a month, to start out with to make sure they can get to the job sight with out repercutions for trying to get to work or to eleviate worrying about how they are going to get there, cost effective I know but, it might help the right ones to hang in there.



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