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"Good place overall, but make sure to get your raise upfront"

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

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

Pros

Good working environment usually. People are easy to work with and respectful of opinions and input, even if you're new. Even the higher ups are very approachable,

Cons

Raises are *really* hard to come by once you're already employed, so if you want a good salary make sure you negotiate it up front when you're coming in as a new hire. Once you're employed, 1 to 2% raises are normal and even exceptional work will only get you 4-5% raises.

Advice to Management

You should take the time and effort to truly differentiate compensation between exceptional work and normal work. Otherwise, you create a powerful incentive to do just enough work to get by, stagnating improvement of processes and work.

Other Employee Reviews for Direct Energy

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A new Direction at Direct Energy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits. The pay is competitive, but you have to get paid upfront so negotiate a salary you want so do your research ahead of time. A very diverse work enviornment, every nationality is represented at the company.

    Cons

    No worklife balance if you want to be successful. Lack of training and training materials. This is not a team environment at all. The true definition of the Rat Race. Most of the company employees do not like working here, but play the corporate game.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better working environment for the employees.


  2. "pays relatively well, no real career development, and little room for advancement."

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

    I have been working at Direct Energy full-time

    Pros

    pays well for entry level positions. Nice management and friendly employees. Laid back company culture (to a fault actually)

    Cons

    Most positions are glorified data entry and career development is pitiful to non-existent. There is a very stressful work environment fueled by faulty unreliable systems and long term understaffing. Mgmt is clueless and powerless in terms of employee engagement and their efforts often translate into busywork and corny awkward activities

    Advice to Management

    expand employee roles to include decision making and responsibility. Recruit more exclusively, rather than abhorrently unprofessional, unskilled hires. Then invest in them. Most importantly, realize that training, employee development, and fulfilling careers are engaging--not pizza parties.


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