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Just Energy Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Learning new things about the business n possible ways to earn a lot of money (in 8 reviews)

  • Most people say they're really good benefits here but I've had better (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • I became embarrassed from telling people that I worked for a company who run business using door to door / contract signing tactics (in 35 reviews)

  • 100% Commission so while you're training and not signing people up yourself you are working long hours without getting paid (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Energy Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Just Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can be lucrative commissions if you are good at high pressure sales.

    Cons

    People work long hours, far from their home and get no benefits. The training is a joke because they make you think you are delivering value to consumers, Lol

    Advice to Management

    Stop kidding yourself about this company. The shear exploitation of the desperate new employees to no end has come back to bite the unlimited greed of the VP's who think flaunting their Ferrari and mansions is appropriate. Do not spend the hard earned dollars of the innocent consumer on endorsing a highly respected sports franchise such as MLSE. I hope the management team become victims of criminal charges as this would be their just deserve. Absolute losers in terms of no moral fibre whatsoever. I hope this company soon goes bankrupt and their shares take a nosedive and get kicked off the TSE


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get good exercise walking door to door. The people there are nice for the most part. Managers are helpful .

    Cons

    Door to Door sales, poor benefits, lack of real career advancement. They prey on people with no career prospects with a time share esque pitch and dupe them into taking an offer

  3. "Avoid at all cost company facing financial troubles"

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    Former Employee - Business Ana in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Ana in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Just Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Birthday cakes every month, 2 annual BBQs, Christmas party, yearly team building events, and Halloween customs competitions

    Cons

    Company lacks structure and is very disorganized, pays the lowest salaries in the GTA. I am surprised this website states Business Analysts make 60k +. People come and as soon as they realized this company is cheap all people end up leaving. This company is currently undergoing downsizing since OEB has prohibited door to door sales. If you want to be laid off in the next months, then apply, otherwise try your luck somewhere else. Please note the majority of energy retailers are currently struggling, therefore find a job in a different market.

    Advice to Management

    You will notice that the oldest people have not been promoted in this company. There are people with 10 years and never became managers...why? because most of the top management are the same from 20 years ago....and since this company is shrinking there is no place for you to move up at least to a senior position. All people are currently leaving this company and hoping top find a job. This company is currently outsourcing Operations and Business Analysts in India. The people who stay behind end up getting the task from the people who have left and end up with triple the amount of work. This company is a nightmare!


  4. "Good but stressful"

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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Just Energy full-time

    Pros

    Potential to grow if you work hard, and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Can be a very stressful environment sometimes to the point that you are glued to your desk (no brakes). Didn't feel my work was appreciated, they kept putting more on my plate.


  5. "Professional Bullies"

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    Former Employee - Field Energy Advisor in Bingham Farms, MI
    Former Employee - Field Energy Advisor in Bingham Farms, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are pleasant and easy to work with. Lot of team players at this company.

    Cons

    There are a lot of unfair practices in this company. No one is properly trained or prepared for the energy advisor position; Managers discuss confidential information with subordinate employees causing hostility and embarrassment among coworkers; employees are practically bullied and threatened to perform as expected instead of being properly trained; employees are given a script to follow but are told to alter the script once in the field this is probably why consumers are confused ad tricked into signing up for the product; employees are stressed and constantly in fear of losing their jobs for conditions out of their control; no safety measures are provided for employees who everyday face stray dogs or animals sent to attack them; employees are not allowed to enjoy real breaks and are constantly encouraged to skip breaks to help the company meet quotas; some employees are not properly screened; employees are forced to fulfill responsibilities they were not hired to fulfill such as recruiting and training; new employees are training new employees which explains why no one is properly trained; managers are intimidating and play favoritism with employees; only some employees are reprimanded for behaviors while others are not; the company does not pay bonuses as promised, I had my first 5 submitted sales and then 10 approved but was never compensated for my work. This company needs to be investigated not only for its unethical business practices (employees are encouraged to lie to customers) but also for how it treats its employees. Confidential information about employees should not be shared among subordinates, but kept confidential (allow the employee to share his or her status with other subordinates). Employees are threatened with job loss everyday. This company has the highest turnover rate in history.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises to employees; make sure team leads keep confidential information about employees confidential and target employees who need coaching and not the ones who show potential. high performers do not develop overnight. Stop threatening your employees with unemployment. You barely have enough employees now to help keep the business up and running. New employees leaving before their training days are over. It's time to implement a program that with remedy your turnover rate. Stop bullying your hard working employees who are loyal and have great potential. Seek help from a professional that could help turn your business around. Right now, the office is obviously in jeopardy of being closed and employees rely on their employment with jsyyt energy


  6. "Energy Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Energy Advisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Energy Advisor in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Love the work environment. Super fun. The cre was always lit and hyped to make some money everyday!

    Cons

    None. I loved every aspect of it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't mess up on TPV (advise to current and future employees)


  7. "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Just Energy full-time

    Pros

    there are no pros for this place

    Cons

    this company is the worst..the managers are horrible, there is no structure and this company will do anything to mess over customers

  8. "Senior Business System Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working Environment...People are fun to work with

    Cons

    Low Salary..Managers have no managerial experiences..

    Advice to Management

    The leadership team..is sinking the company slowly


  9. "energy advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Just Energy full-time

    Pros

    very friendly and cooperative managment

    Cons

    exposed to compliance and no fair chance of clarification.


  10. "Join, if its your only last option"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits( medical, vacation, etc.)

    Cons

    Business on the downside due to strict regulations in the Utility sector especially in the Canadian markets; management looking for every small opportunity to fire employees, even those who worked more than 7 years.


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