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Next Step Living Reviews

Updated February 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Type of work environment where you can voice your opinion (in 12 reviews)

  • Great mission, good to be a part of something that will have a positive societal impact (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be less than desirable in some roles; especially field and sales based roles (in 7 reviews)

  • This led to poor customer service (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Home Energy Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job offered a competitive salary and a nice commission structure. It is a self serving job for the independent employee.

    Cons

    Jobs are not always guaranteed and you can have some weeks where work is very minimal. The company structure changes frequently and it can be difficult to adjust at times.


  2. "Great place to kick off career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Next Step Living full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to take on new projects and solidify new skills

    Cons

    Many strategy changes in the three years I was there led to confusing priorities

  3. "Reduce your carbon footprint"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Next Step Living full-time

    Pros

    Help clients save money, be come comfortable in their homes while reducing their carbon footprint.

    Cons

    Unfortunately NSL shut their doors in the spring of 2016


  4. "Neighbordhood Marketing Representative / Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Neighborhood Marketing Representative/Team Leader in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Neighborhood Marketing Representative/Team Leader in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture, independent work environment, promotion of clean energy and environmentally friendly products.

    Cons

    Hours could potentially be very long depending on the day and location.

    Advice to Management

    Company folded early 2016


  5. "Was Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Next Step Living full-time

    Pros

    Great Connections and Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    Layoffs were a concern there.


  6. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Energy Advisor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Energy Advisor in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training, and eager, young work force

    Cons

    More interested in "Yes Men" than any critical analysis of process or pushback on the way things are run.


  7. "Event Representative"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Next Step Living part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a student in college, the hours were flexible according to your class schedule. The company also pays for the gas and mileage you drive and other expenses.

    Cons

    This job wasn't like what it seemed to be during the interview process. You are required to memorize a pitch script in order to sell solar panels and home energy assessments. Once you have the pitch down, you have to set up tables at places like stop and shop and staples, and you have to stop customers while they come in and out and give your pitch. 90% of the time people aren't interested and it doesn't seem productive. The pay isn't great either unless you actually get people to sign up which is also very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Find better ways to market the services than door to door marketing or even face to face marketing.

  8. "Disorganized"

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

    I worked at Next Step Living part-time

    Pros

    -Good culture
    -Fun work environment
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -Distinct lack of organization
    -Little room for growth
    -Poor pay


  9. "Lots of growing pains for a mission driven company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Next Step Living full-time

    Pros

    Mission to combat climate change and deliver a scalable market based solution

    Cons

    Management was not able to corse correct after struggling with market constraints. Innovation was not a priority


  10. "Fond memories with some frustration"

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    Former Employee - HEAT Division Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - HEAT Division Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Next Step Living full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Smart, friendly co-workers
    - Motivated, mission-driven company

    Cons

    - Things were often disorganized internally
    - Company over-extended itself in many ways

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully they learned from the mistakes made here.


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