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Gexa Energy Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the best, hard working, and genuine people you'll meet. Inter-departmental culture is good; people work together and care about each other. Great place to learn and grow a career.

    Cons

    Top down culture of fear, lack of top-down communication, lack of work/life balance, unreasonable expectations with lack of resources, no flex-schedules, lower level employees held accountable for leadership poor decision making, poor pay for industry standards/lack of advancement

    Advice to Management

    Place value in employees and their contributions as individuals. Change comes from the top.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Hostile toward innovation."

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

    I have been working at Gexa Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There has been a lot of financial success here in recent years. The company was acquired by a very large, well-resourced organization. Pay is good. Bonuses are going around. Projects are being funded.

    Cons

    There is a culture of arrogance advancing downward from leadership that is chilling operational agility. The result is that, increasingly, we are hiring and retaining highly paid, experienced professionals to turn the screws (to serve entry-level functions) and leaders to guide every turn (to be micromanagers). As so many companies do, Gexa has become fat and satisfied with itself.

    Advice to Management

    Business success is bad for business. Like a diet, if you intend to remain successful, you can never quit. Every influx of talent, every new generation of novices and leaders are the people who will make ot break it. Stay focused.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Dead-end job in an office building"

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

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

    Pros

    Not too much to report here. I worked with some really great, hard-working people there. Operations was able to do a lot with so very little in the way of IT and management support. Really opened my eyes to what kind of organization I want to be a part of.

    Cons

    Where to start? Top down culture of fear and intimidation. "You're lucky to have your job" is something I can clearly recall hearing a few times. Management will throw you one of their projects that they slept on right before the deadline and then have you written up for not completing it on time. Management is selected not by their merit, but how long they have been there. Forget about promotions, as the entrenched, inept, management has mastered the art of passing the buck to keep you where you are. Some of the laziest and most grossly negligent people I have ever worked for. Company is always taking huge losses, so forget the bonus or raise.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. You need to administer anonymous surveys for every employee in every department regarding their immediate supervisor. If an entire department doesn't trust their supervisor, or they find that person to be lazy or inept, write that supervisor up for a change. Also, for the love of God, get a proper IT development staff if you ever want any of the chronic and crippling issues to go away.


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  5. "Never going back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Lead in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Care Lead in Stafford, TX

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with directly and my supervisor.

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork amongst management, favoritism, pay for Team Lead below average.


  6. "One person's perspective"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth is present

    Cons

    Pay does not equal the responsibility


  7. "Not a bad place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Contract Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gexa Energy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People were awesome. Like a family. Still miss them to this day.

    Cons

    Lots of busy work. Not a lot of accountability for managers or employees.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, not by bullying


  8. "Gexa is a great place to work especially if you are new to the energy industry."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people to work with at Gexa.

    Cons

    Their systems and processes are a mess, but make for a good learning experience.


  9. "It is a great company to excel. If you want to move into a career, they offer many opportunites for you to do so."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gexa Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very professional and although some companies do not have it, Gexa offers a great work/life balance experience!

    Cons

    Not much negative to say

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your employees and if an employee files a complaint about management, please look into it. Don't think because you have the complaint that changes the situation. Often times, it just gets worse.


  10. "It was great and such family atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gexa Energy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they were fun and exciting and easy work

    Cons

    time off policy stinks, and hopefully you dont get sick much, may lose your job


  11. "Small company with ample opportunity to be recognized for contributions."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company with low level of stratification from senior management.

    Cons

    Pay isn't that great; go into Oil and Gas for more $$$


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