IGS Energy Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    sales rep

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Toledo, OH

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

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

    Pros

    nice people i worked with management is very poor

    Cons

    make you go out in below zero weather to knock on doors and if you dont get your quote for the week they will fire you

    Advice to Management

    get some full time management in the office


  2. Helpful (4)

    Previously wonderful company has stopped caring about customers and employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I worked at IGS Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and interesting work

    Cons

    Management, employee loyalty-they have no loyalty to hard-working, loyal employees. They love nepotism. When they started they were amazing and customer and employee centered. They have become obsessed with money and have stooped to practices that they once publicly criticized other companies for practicing. Their moral compass has become very skewed.

    Advice to Management

    Fire some of the newer upper management employees that have skewed your focus and return to the core values you once held.


  3. Not for most people

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Energy Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Home Energy Consultant in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential to earn excellent money. Excellent front office people. Competency of regional management varies from excellent to poor.

    Cons

    Long hours - Noon to 9 pm minimum. They tell you you can have Saturdays off if you meet quota, but then they raise the quota to make that impossible. Miss quota 3 times and you are out. Some months are good, but others your price is too high and you won't make any sales.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more short term rate options to be price competitive with the utilities year-round, not just winter gas and summer electric.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not what they tell you

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Energy Consultant in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Home Energy Consultant in Maumee, OH

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

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

    Pros

    They pay you 20 cents per mile, except you might be traveling 70+ miles a day... Not really a pro

    Cons

    At first they make you believe this job is no ordinary door to door sales, and then for orientation they take you down to Dublin, OH and put you up in a really nice hotel for one night. The term for this is "HoneyPotting", they show you all the amazing things they can offer, then once you get sent to your branch reality sets in.... Im a door to door salesman and 99% of the people i talk to want nothing to do with you... THE END

    Advice to Management

    DONT SOLICIT PEOPLE


  6. Helpful (1)

    Unprofessional to say the least.

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Modesto, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Must be self motivated to succeed
    Great for people who want to start over
    Great for people that love talking to people
    And very good for FEARLESS people.
    I'm guessing good pay, considering there are people still working for the company on commission for more than 2 years.
    Green energy and actually wants to save it's customers money unlike a lot of the other gas and electricity suppliers.
    Means well.

    Cons

    Only payed on commission
    Working long hours despite working "part time"
    If you don't get any pick up's, you're screwed.
    The people I worked with in California are...Unprofessional to say the least. They know their things, but the way things were conducted was ridiculous, but one of my biggest gripes with this company was that they would have people working in a dangerous city up until 7 in the afternoon with drug attics out. Even the people that we were trying to get to sign were upset that they'd have us working out there at night, which really made me question if the company,"cares" about their consultants.Even less when I asked one of my co workers why they do that he replied,"Oh that's nothing, they'd have us work until 8 p.m then we started getting complaints so we stopped." It made the impression on me that they only cared about making sales and money.

    Advice to Management

    Take some control over your employee's. Be more of their boss and not their friend, take into consideration the surrounding of where you drop off your consultants. Also if you are going to buy a house and rent the rooms to employee's, set some STANDARDS. The house looks like a frat house, with stains of all kind on the walls to the carpet. Mind you this is (WAS) a nice 2 story house in the rich part of the area. Become more professional and if that means firing certain people and re accessing how to manage again, then do that.
    Another thing is to discuss hours with new employee's or people inquiring about the job. Be truthful to them if they will be working 4 hours (normal) or literally 10 hours out knocking on houses. Also discuss pay, do not say you get payed weekly, that you will be payed every 2 weeks for the work you did prior.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Hard Work doesn't Pay off

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at IGS Energy (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great facility, a lot of great people work there

    Cons

    Company went from a small nice family owned company to a large corporate monster.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who actually do hard work. IGS Energy has lost a lot of great employees because of their failure to acknowledge those that do work. They say they want "rock stars", but a rock star by definition is a self absorbed drug addict.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Drink the Kool Aid

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IGS Energy

    Pros

    Cafeteria that is on site is ok and they have a small gym

    Cons

    Hire young people
    Long hours expected
    attendance policy
    Don't listen to employees concerns

    Advice to Management

    More Diversity in hiring


  9. Helpful (2)

    I was misinformed of the products, therefore involuntarily lied to people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Consultant in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Energy Consultant in Modesto, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The money was there, just out of reach. They put you up in 2 bed hotel rooms...3 or 4 to a room...

    Cons

    They lied to me completely. I was misinformed of the reading of energy bills, so I thought i was saving people money, but really I was raising their rate. I have recieved angry calls from customers who have my personal line...ugh. a nightmare.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Needs to be more professional in dealing with customers and employees ,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IGS Energy

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

    Pros

    Very modern office with gorgeous work spaces

    Cons

    Interdepartmental arguing, no guidelines to help managers be successful. Interdepartmental arguing over things that doe not impact the bottom line is a waste of time. Very high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees on all levels, create paths toward success. Believe in each other.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Not Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Agent in Boardman, OH
    Former Employee - Field Agent in Boardman, OH

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

    Pros

    Talking to people, Exercise, walking Alot, Got Breaks

    Cons

    Not making money, rude People, Cops, feeling like i worked for free.



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