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Just Energy Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Learning new things about the business n possible ways to earn a lot of money (in 8 reviews)

  • Great work environment and challenging to not make it boring (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Not always the best conditions to be going door to door (in 31 reviews)

  • DOOR TO DOOR SALES NO BASE SALARY, IF YOU DON'T SELL YOU DON'T GET PAID (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Analyst Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - great experience, everyone is very smart within the team

    Cons

    - overall is really good, wish could do more project


  2. "Could be better"

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

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

    Pros

    I love working here. Great work environment and challenging to not make it boring

    Cons

    Poor compensation, no maternity leave. Below average median salary for my position with my experience.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in current talent, raise compensation for current employees as it's cheaper to keep current talent than seek outside


  3. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Sales in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard work pays off great money

    Cons

    None never had any issues

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job


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  5. "just energy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people are nice and helpful VP of solar Harry Dohnert knows what he's doing.

    Cons

    leads need to get better, supervisor likes to micro manage

    Advice to Management

    let sales people do what they know haw to do SELL


  6. "Outside sales representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Trainer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Trainer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Just Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Good compensation for the work.

    Cons

    Long hours. Complicated pay structure.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place - good luck getting paid right"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Just Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None other than location however they are over crowded in building

    Cons

    As a former employee I would like to share some helpful information for job seekers.

    First I would like to point out that the organization employs poor leaders and they are not held accountable for their performance.

    Within the last year the company culture has changed. Mainly because new leaders joined and rolled out changes within company that were aggressive. The culture is not designed for everyone to work towards a common goal it's now a back stabbing type culture.

    It is not a good place to work. Also if you decide to work for the company good luck getting paid. The payroll is always wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees
    Stop micro managing
    Hold leaders accountable
    Pay for performance
    Pay bonuses fairly
    Work life balance
    Stop over working employees
    Stop over staffing and fix problem
    Stop staffing top heavy


  8. "Not what it once was."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It used to be a career with great pay if you worked hard, now i guess $9 an hour may be a pro to some.

    Cons

    Low pay comparable to Mcdonalds, weak benefits, sketchy holiday pay and you rarely see bonuses and never see overrides.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to commission only pay or cut out the 0-10 commission rule. Pay what you say you will pay and for work done. You killed a great company.


  9. "Risk Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a particularly hard job. If you take the initiatives you can learn a lot about the industry.

    Cons

    Below industry average pay with all things considered. Company has little interest in keeping employees long term.

    Advice to Management

    It can be hard to keep a good balance between keeping operation cost down and retaining talent, but please keep in mind that you can only get what you have paid for.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "4 Months That Felt Like 4 Years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I do not have any Pros for this Company.

    Cons

    The HR department is very unorganized and unprofessional. Payroll specifically is understaffed, the employees are not valued and are bullied everyday. You are expected to work unreasonable hours and you do not have a work life balance. Almost everyday you are expected work overtime, sometimes until 10 PM. You are required to take your laptop home when you leave the office and always work on the weekends. You are expected to make this Company your first priority; God forbid you get sick or have to take vacation at this job, if you do you are looked down at and are treated differently (disrespected). In my 4 month tenure at this Company before I quit, I worked approximately 211 overtime hours (unpaid), never took lunches and I took 2 days off (I worked from home sporadically throughout the day on both of those days) yet, I was expected to do more. When I drew the line at coming in on a Saturday (Not a work day) I was treated very disrespectfully.

    In the end I felt unwanted, as I had an opinion in regards to the stress and treatment of myself and coworkers and was vocal about it; this is not something this Company wants and Management shows this in their actions.

    Your opinion does not matter at this Company and if your voice your disapproval, or question anything, your are ignored. Your voice does not matter at this Company, and your hard work is not appreciated.

    Finally as an example to the lever of professionalism at this Company, when I had reached my wits end and couldn't take the stress, the treatment and the bullying anymore, I told my Manager that I quit. She did not try to resolve the issues, talk to me privately, do anything, all she said (in front of everyone) was "have a nice life"

    I do not think this an acceptable workplace or work environment for anyone. If you get a call from Just Energy, I strongly urge you to respectfully decline; No matter your situation in life, working at this Company will no doubtfully make it worse. Just stay away!!

    Advice to Management

    1) Respect your employees
    2) Value your employees
    3) Do not turn your nose down at employees who use sick time or take vacation
    4) Hire help instead of over working your employees
    5) Do not feel threatened by strong individuals that help make your organization better
    6) Stop bullying employees
    7) Stop giving employees ultimatums and threaten their jobs (this did not happen to me personally however, I witnessed this on numerous occasions)
    8) Strive for a higher level of professionalism


  11. "Bad place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Suffern, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Suffern, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Industry standard benefits
    Lots to learn if new
    Good coworkers

    Cons

    Poor management
    Low pay
    Unorganised
    Would never work for this company again

    Advice to Management

    Learn to hire competent people



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