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Energy Future Holdings Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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Energy Future Holdings President & CEO John F. Young
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  • Has changed and will get worse after emergence from bankruptcy (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "the future is bright. lets rejoice"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Energy Future Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    job security is sure for all

    Cons

    plenty of hope for texas


  2. "N/a"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Energy Future Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    Just went through a reorg.

  3. "Toxic Environment and lying leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Energy Future Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They'll pay you for your work weeks.

    Cons

    They'll lie about when and how they're going to lay you off then do a walk in surprise lay off with promises they can't keep.

    Advice to Management

    Shut the company down and start it over with a whole new slice of life. Just changjng the name to Vistra didn't fix your woes. Non stop sexual harassment that directors thought was funny and verbally abusive managers made coming to work a living hell.


  4. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Energy Future Holdings full-time

    Pros

    There is good work life balance.

    Cons

    Do the same thing everyday.


  5. "Culture and environment change while new owners come in"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Energy Future Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a good company, great culture.

    Cons

    Has changed and will get worse after emergence from bankruptcy. The new owners are greedy.


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Energy Future Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Good people

    Cons

    No communication with employees, all logistical terms and not up front terms.

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees, the management needs to be for forthcoming with information and not give them the "legal" mumbo jumbo! Not effective.


  7. "Mid-level Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Energy Future Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, excellent benefits, work that was fulfilling!

    Cons

    Little to no communication with employees. Everything is a locked down secret. It was difficult to know what the truth was because all our information came through hearsay.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to communicate with your employees without giving away trade secrets or market strategies. Your employees need to feel engaged and trusted.

  8. "Rec Coord"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Energy Future Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Easy, fun, not hard, quick sme

    Cons

    Annoying , not internal promo, many jobs in one.


  9. "Energy Future Holdings"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has large retail electric utility customer base. TXU Energy business unit is an energetic and creative place to work.

    Cons

    The power generation business unit is struggling in the Texas competitive market and this struggle makes creates instability at the employee level making it not a good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Executive leadership needs to be much more transparent in communication with employees regarding the short and long range plan for the company.


  10. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Energy Future Holdings (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot, friendly coworkers, Free snacks, nice office, underground tunnels

    Cons

    upper management not friendly, very quiet office, downtown commute traffic, parking costs


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