SouthStar Energy Services

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  1.  

    Lots of exposure to different areas of the businesss

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at SouthStar Energy Services

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits - Salary and Bonus Program

    Cons

    Typical office favoritism, no upward mobility. Click of managers have been there since the beginning have a lock down on management positions.

  2.  

    A company with a reputation that doesn't deliver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Operations in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at SouthStar Energy Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A major player in the natural gas market in GA and other states with lots of internal knowledge about the natural gas energy.

    Cons

    Internally the company is not organized and engages in lots of politics. It's a smaller operation than it appears and offers little room for advancement. Lots of cross-funcational infighting with no clear leadership or lines of reporting. Managers in place play favorites and there is lots of micro-management from the top despite regulatory missteps and $2mm in fines from the GA PSC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lear to organize and lead cross functionally. Minimize unnecessary politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    It's a utility in marketer clothing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at SouthStar Energy Services

    Pros

    The business is fairly easy to understand, people are very nice, and the pace is pretty relaxed. Deregulated retail gas markets are a pretty interesting business both from a commodity and competitive perspective. Southstar as the top marketer in Georgia definitely has a great viewpoint to learn about those markets.

    Cons

    You will be under-utilized. Another poster mentioned management lock-down on positions and it's true, there is very little likelihood of getting a meaningful increase in responsibility unless you're on the trading floor. For a small company, it's pretty hierarchical. Pay is mediocre, and the vesting period for the 401K period is outrageous (5 yrs) and not straight-lined.

    Doesn't Recommend

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