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Helpful (5)

"Solar Sales Advisor"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Next Step Living full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The Company is well run and has the optimal number of layers of management to not only improve the customer experience but also the efficiency and profitability of the company. I am always impressed that team leaders and sales managers are focused on the customer.
NSL makes a very large impact and constantly trains its employees to better themselves, enhance their knowlege about energy efficiency and articulate that to the customer so that a family may take meaningful action to save money, become more comfortable, and improve the enviroment.

Cons

Salaries are not the highest but if you are in sales, your performance-pay is based on your work ethic, ability to take constructive criticism, and persistence - they teach the rest.

Advice to Management

Stay on track, utilize customer base to introduce new product offerings to help customers save money and reduce dependence on oil and gas.

Other Employee Reviews for Next Step Living

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Only if you're desperate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Advisor
    Former Employee - Energy Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Next Step Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice and most share the same interests. In a good industry with many growth opportunities in the energy sector. Hands on experience with a diverse range of energy technologies.

    Cons

    I normally refrain from these reviews but I've grown tired of seeing these inflated ratings from the NSL HR department. This company brags publicly about it's growth but if you're one of the ones working within the company you loathe such growth. Very disorganized, churn-and-burn mentality with its employees and greenwashing are just a few of the things that come to mind when looking back at my time with NSL. Regardless of your role with the company you'll feel like a used car salesman because of flawed metrics and childish prize competitions for top conversion numbers. NSL hires a lot of recent college grads or professionals switching careers that won't speak up about the issues. Bottom line is only take a job with this company if you plan to stay a year at the most, which is what most do.

    Advice to Management

    If you really are serious about making a difference in the residential EE industry take a hard look in the mirror and fix your core business. Too many inefficiencies in operations and poor morale can be fixed if you slow down and invest more in your employees personally and professionally.


  2. "Low end of market range, nice people, chaotic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Step Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Young company
    Flexibility with start times
    Quick hiring process
    Monthly socials (free food, wine & beer)

    Cons

    Rapid growth without focus on core business
    Lack of focused direction from management
    More time putting out fires than preventing them

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at business practices and find ways to make them more universal and scaleable. There is a ton of lost time and money that could be prevented by more standardized/documented processes. Consider bringing in some Six Sigma black belts or similar to look at process improvement. Every situation is *not* unique, and we keep reinventing the wheel! The training team is great, but longer training times are needed, on process, not just building science. Classes could be larger than the 2-4 they often are. Great job being socially approachable.

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