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"Well meaning people working hard. The industry is highly competitive and so DE has a tough road ahead."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Direct Energy (More than 3 years)

Pros

co workers are generally great

Cons

never ending change. Layoffs, reorgs, etc. The turnover never seems to settle down

Other Employee Reviews for Direct Energy

  1. "Great Company to work for..."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Market leader with continual market share improvements

    Cons

    none that are very significant

    Advice to Management

    always keep direct contact with lower level employees to make sure they are happy campers


  2. Helpful (4)

    "One of the most dysfunctional place to work for and I have worked for a lot of them"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, used to be better and since the headquarter moved to Houston seemingly going to have a declining affect.

    Flexible work hours and family/work balance depends on whom do you work for as there are lot of inexperienced managers across the organization and have no experience with employees or management.

    Lots of opportunity if you are not currently employed by the company as there is no "real" concept of hiring from within. Compensation is better for contractors and new hires then people working there for years.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive, and depends on whom do you work for, as inexperienced managers are dime a dozen in the organization.

    Company policies are not followed across the organization and HR does not seem to be much help. Management is not interested in hiring from within, although it is preached across the organization.

    Some of the management seem to find it beneath them to respond to emails.

    A lot of duplicated processes and bad habits across the organization, lot of politics and it matters whom do you know in the organization. A open communication policy is preached but a lot of managers dont like to be bothered by it.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach(leadership training). Have a better manager evaluation score system. 360 may be.
    Value your employees who do the work and hire from within that would help boost the morale of the employees and provide some assurance for talented employees that there is a light at the end of this tunnel. Otherwise you will continue to go through these re-orgs to save money every other year with no real effect.

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