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Champion Energy Services Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  1. "It was a good place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Champion Energy Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The folks I worked with

    Cons

    In need of a new way to recieve pricing for the sales staff from pricing desk. .

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Champion Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Champion Energy Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The internal culture really does match the external advertising. The company is full of ambitious, smart, straight-forward and hard-working employees. Generally positive work environment with a realistic attitude toward work/life balance.

    Cons

    The location, near IAH, makes an inconvenient commute if you don't live on the north side of town.


  3. "Account Manager / Field Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Origination Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Energy Origination Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Champion Energy Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very motivating company to work for. Lots of flexibility as a result of the size of the company. Very quick to get decisions made and answered.

    Cons

    Home office too far from everything with lots of traffic in Houston.
    Small company so large corporations hesitate to consider you.

    Advice to Management

    Move home office to another location in Houston so employees aren't driving 2 hours to work and back each day just to stay at their choice of employment.


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  5. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexiable schedule, great work enviorment.

    Cons

    I can't say anyting really bad about this company


  6. "It could have been better..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Friendly and very approachable management, believe in training employees and not just whether you have industry experience or not

    Cons

    No clear communication between management staff.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Educational"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Champion Energy Services full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, benefits, great for entry level workers

    Cons

    information not shared across departments


  8. "Overall a good company to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Operations in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Operations in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company is very flexible with your schedule, and it makes you feel most of the times like you are part of it.

    Cons

    Lack of sense of urgency probably due to a low pre-planned budget which blocks hiring qualified people to do the job.

    Advice to Management

    None, they know what they should be doing.


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    "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good honest hard working people.

    Cons

    If you are not part of upper management's circle you will not go anywhere. Favorites are very clear at the VP level and they will throw you under the bus.


  10. "Good Entry-Level job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are down-to-earth and understanding. They provide great training to get your comfortable with their internal systems and practices.

    Cons

    The pay is WAY below average, and they are currently on a hiring freeze that does not allow them to hire anyone on full-time.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront with potential employees. Don't wait 2+ months to tell them they aren't going off of contract rates anytime soon.


  11. "In sales to make money? Stay away from Champion!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Energy Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Champion Energy Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, good people for the most part, good reputation for both commercial and residential business.

    Cons

    Lousy base salary and even worse commission structure. I accepted the base because the commission plan that was presented to me made me believe I could easily recoup the lost salary. Our whole team was lied too and the commission plan was not anywhere close to what we we signed on for. Ended up being 1.5% of margin (15% is standard). Our entire team ended up quitting over the course of 1 - 3 years. From what I hear, the commission plan is still the same. You can make more selling newspapers on the side of the road.

    Advice to Management

    Don't misrepresent the comp plan to your sales reps and give them a plan with some incentives.


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