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MXenergy Overview

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Stamford, CT
51 to 200 employees
1999
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Utilities
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
MXenergy strives to deliver maximum energy for minimum cost. Providing natural gas and electricity to more than 500,000 customers in deregulated markets in 15 US states and British Columbia and Ontario, the company differentiates itself by offering a set rate plan that ... Read more

MXenergy Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MXenergy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At MX there was a clear set of values that started with customer service. It was clear to everybody that life is too short if you can't provide a useful product and service to people. The CEO talked ad nausum about the Customer Golden Rule: Do to our customers what we would have them do to us. We were expected to live it every day.

    Cons

    Highly pressured with a "throw it up on the wall to see if it sticks" approach. There were times where one wished there was more structure. But at the same time the constant experimentation lent itself to an exciting atmosphere where anything was possible.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO talks about the importance of constant learning and openness to new ideas. He certainly tries to be true to the principle. But middle management need to walk the walk as well.

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MXenergy Interviews

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at MXenergy (Houston, TX) in March 2010.

    Interview

    The first interview was scheduled with a VP that reported directly to the CEO. The interview went well, although the VP did most of the talking. Her focus was on the role and her needs. She said she would get back to me in "a couple weeks." After 10 weeks and several phone calls, a 2nd interview was scheduled with the lead HR manager. A couple weeks later, the VP called me to meet with her again at her office.

    The VP said that she was impressed and needed someone with my skills. She hesitantly allowed me to speak with other people in the company. I met with one of her direct reports for coffee a couple days later. That day, I was asked to meet with an HR associate where I received a verbal job offer for the position reporting directly to the VP. 18 hours later, it was rescinded by phone. I never received the offer in writing, nor was I given an explanation for why an offer would be made and revoked. The VP that had said she was impressed neither initiated contact nor responded to my calls or e-mail. I was later informed that she decided not to hire someone for the role.

    I would advise anyone interested in a managerial position at this company to carefully research the work culture, the managerial styles of their managers, and have an understanding of who is making decisions vs. those who act like they are making decisions. If someone is hesitant about you talking with other people in the company to learn more about the role and/or culture, that should be a warning sign. Avoid working for anyone that potential colleagues refer to as "random" or "needs organization."

    Interview Questions

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    • (There were no special or unique questions. All questions asked were of a textbook variety.)   Answer Question
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