Netpique Reviews

Updated June 18, 2014
Updated June 18, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic, challenging company with a great work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Recruiting
    Current Employee - Recruiting

    I have been working at Netpique full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Netpique provides a great work life balance. Management is accessible and supportive. There is always a great sense of camaraderie and team effort amongst coworkers. Forward thinking company. Great team building. Great communication among coworkers.

    Cons

    Filtering through the public can be interesting at times. Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day to work for Netpique. Paperwork can be tedious.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Scam, Scam, Scam

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Netpique full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you are in desperate need of money, then you can get about 1600-2000 gross here until you are able to find another job. This is only a career opportunity for relatively few people, and you will only generate as much as 70k as a Sales Manager.

    Cons

    Very disorganized Corporate Structure.
    Mediocre training and development.
    Very minute chance for advancement.
    As a sales rep you will generate about $300 a week after you exclude you gas expenses.
    There are literally too many more to include right now. If you can work as a waiter in a decent restaurant, you will make more money there then here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everybody and start anew in your Houston Branch. Simply look at your turnover rate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    This company is based on an outsourcing business model fit for high turn-over. It is a SCAM for the desperate.

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Houston, TX

    I worked at Netpique full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a foot in the door for entry-level sales agents looking for a slot to fill on their resume.

    Cons

    It would be easier to assess the disadvantages through a list.
    - Poor training
    - Poor Management
    - Useless Weekly meetings that cost you more money on gas and time taken from prospecting.
    - No gas reimbursements.
    - Poor commission structure
    - Conniving Managers who mislead you in believing that you will make more money than what is available due to their desperation to reach their bonuses.
    - Too many loopholes to avoid paying the bonuses that the managers claim you will earn.
    - Lack job security
    - Insurance structure is nearly 20% of your biweekly check!
    - IF you can sale at a high level, Reliant will steal your large deals (750 annualized mWh) and basically provide a finders fee of $100.
    - It is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to earn over 35k in a year as a Sales Representative. Don't believe it because it is a lie if they tell you your earning potential at plan is 57k. That is a bold face lie. You will be lucky to work long enough to earn benefits.

    You literally have to pay $50.00-$100.00 gas a week to be effective. The base is $21,400 for sales reps, 25k for certified trainers, and 32.4k for managers in training. Do the math...if you are a sales rep you will gross $411 a week minus your gas expenses! After taxes, you will be lucky to make $300 wkly. If you can sale at a high level, you need to look into a brokerage company and work part time with another job functioning as your base salary. I went from earning about 3k a month with Netpique to earning over 5k as soon as I decided to leave. This job is seriously a scam. They offered me management positions, and I declined based on their ineffectiveness, the flawed business model, and the fact that the stability of the company in Houston appeared to be on a "shaky foundation." That is an understatement. Please don't waste your time unless you are desperate for work. In that case...close a few deals and collect your $1600 a month. Good luck to the unfortunate, and I wish nothing for prosperity to those who move toward my advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Restructure your business model.
    - Hire Managers who are sincere and not con artists
    - Close down the Houston branch, because it is virtually worthless

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Netpique full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, management is there to help and assist, but is not overbearing. Get to speak with and meet new people everyday. Room for growth - we have a weekly meeting, and get to meet the team and discuss challenge/successes. Seems like a fun team to work with. Uncapped commissions! Plus a salary that starts during training.

    Cons

    Small salary, but at least there is one! Benefits are expensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    would like reimbursement for mileage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Outside sales not good

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

    I worked at Netpique full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Only ones manager has some true potential, I really feel sorry for him. That's about it.

    Cons

    One manager has great potential, however, given the wrong or right candidates, he will forever be caught in a loop, it's.sad really... The other manager, if you like unprofessional racial slurs and advocating drug use before a drug test, go for it. Managers in training, a joke, fix your hair please and iron your clothes. And please don't tell future candidates you make 125k a yr unless you can dress and speak that type of socio economic status that you claim to be in, we all know how much shoes cost for our growing children. Red flag number 8, don't ever work for a company that doesn't want to print you a business card, that's a bad bad sign. Also if, a representative from reliant were to address you as some girl in the back and not by your first name because the high turn over rate is so ridiculous, my opinion, bad sign of current company module. Lastly, if ever you see a VP walk in who didn't iron his crappy shirt with no tie or BELT, and some crappy loafers, and looks like he came off some bender, well, you have got a problem.
    Also if you like swinging over a hundred doors total to make PENNIES on your dollar go for it. Energy is lucrative but be a broker!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just reevaluate. Look at turn over. There is a serious problem with business module. Good luck with that, I am where I belong with a serious company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netpique full-time

    Pros

    None whatsoever unless you want to know how bad electric suppliers are and how your choices of a provider work in great detail.

    Cons

    Netpique is a con. To be successful, you should have a successful background in selling merchant services (sleazy, for those who don't know), or, anyone who has been successful selling in a low-ethics environment. You might check out the movie "Glengarry Glen Ross" to get a taste of the unsavory in sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please kill yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    I have been very impressed with the high caliber of people and the great office culture.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Palm Coast, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Palm Coast, FL

    I have been working at Netpique full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Schedule is generally flexible, and my boss let me work from home one day a week.
    Clear expectations and helpful, positive feedback.
    Small company, so there's great camaraderie and a family feeling.
    Pizza every Friday!

    Cons

    Not a whole lot. The provided health insurance is very reasonable for a single person, but pretty expensive if you add your family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Only take the job if you can sell door to door completely cold.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Netpique full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not much. You are allowed a lot of freedom and your activity is self reported. Management was supportive and they do their best to keep an upbeat atmosphere.

    Cons

    You just knock door to door. You get a small salary which helps, but if you don't sell right out of the gate, you are not going to make it. You need an incredibly tough skin. Plus I heard they blew up the company. Medical benefits are super expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some money into marketing and brand recognition so customers know who you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    It is good at first until people started to scam business owners and a lot of people fired.

    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Netpique full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary plus commission. No managers watching you except when they calling you to find out if u making sales every hour.

    Cons

    It is was good at first until people started scamming business owners.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible experience...very misleading

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Netpique full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I guess it's better than nothing, though not by much.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Upper management knows nothing about the business they are promoting. 8am rah rah meetings went out in the 50's-60's. Sales professionals do not need this type of childish "motivation". Local sales managers have no experience in the service/product they are teaching others to sell. Very low base and commissions/bonus are nearly unattainable. You basically end up spending $100-200 out of your own pocket weekly for gas and wear and tear on your car, and do it for a $10 an hour job. Don't walk...run away . Don't believe the hype.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror. Is the type company you would want your loved ones working for?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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