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Updated October 9, 2017
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  1. "An upwardly mobile, fast growing company that cares about their people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Representative in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Independent Representative in Stamford, CT
    Recommends

    Pros

    Set your own hours, work from home and huge incentives. The best training on-line, by teleconference, and in person that go well beyond building a book of business. A great way to get your feet wet in sales with NO RISK. Socially responsible by actions, they walk the talk. I never met a more honest crew in a leadership capacity. Even the CEO finds time to sit and answer questions with sales staff on the fly. They hold true interest in their reps and it comes from sincerity in the heart!

    Cons

    It is a 3-5 year time frame to replace a full time income, no traditional benefits, straight commission.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "So long"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North American Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company was great at establishing a solid work-life balance with a lot of flexability to work from home as needed. There were several employees that worked remotely full-time and several that worked remotely part-time. Overall good solid coworkers.

    Cons

    NAP was always willing to fire or layoff staff as it outgrew their skills or changed directions. Being acquired by Calpine took it to a new level with large layoffs. I also never encountered a Calpine employee or contractor that I would want to work with, just a really terrible experience

    Advice to Management

    Wish you had been able to hold out a year. For the Calpine execs, get your retail energy people to the point where you're good and not just competent enough.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "It was great team to work with"

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

    I worked at North American Power full-time

    Pros

    great team mates, great atmosphere inside department

    Cons

    company changed the way it handles software development

    Advice to Management

    none, it is too late


  4. "Operations Sales Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North American Power full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Enviornment, Great benefits, Really enjoyable co-workers. It was always a pleasure because of the culture.

    Cons

    They sold the company to Calpine corporation and started letting that good culture go.

    Advice to Management

    Management always conducted themselves amicably and held their employees to high standard.


  5. "Scheduling, Settlement, hedging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at North American Power full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fluid environment where you can advance quickly if you work hard

    Cons

    Limited compensation upside due to the downstream nature of retail energy


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naugatuck, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naugatuck, CT
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North American Power full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people, excellent leadership team.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. This is probably what comes with the territory in the energy market but during my tenure there we experienced a period of great growth in staff followed massive layoffs.


  7. "Great future ahead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at North American Power (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great office space, wonderful colleagues, challenging work, in a hectic pace. Conversations open and productive. Accountability is prized and ability rewarded. Visionary leadership with strategic and tactical experience to back it up.

    Cons

    Some challenging times for many as leadership changes bring in new strategies resulting in skills re-assessments and personnel changes.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of ethics, vision, and strategy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at North American Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice office space with free coffee

    Cons

    If you are related to the owner or his friends, then you will have to do a minimum amount of work and get paid well. All other employees work to make up for those lucky few and are not paid as well. This company gouges customers to make money, and needs to figure out how to make money the honest way.

    Advice to Management

    Review your management team and get rid of the horrible people that run this company. Try to find a moral compass and steer the company so you are not ruining the industry for others.


  9. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA

    I worked at North American Power (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly company with family-like atmosphere. Beginning to align goals to be a more successful company. Company began cutting to bone either to sell or be better positioned in the market.

    Cons

    At times the company seemed to practice knee-jerk reactions to a situation rather than more thought out ones.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Educational and eye opening."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North American Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours and flexible schedule were helpful. Good benefits with some cool perks. Beautiful open floor office plan. Entrepreneurial feel.

    Cons

    Textbook example of why an HR department is necessary: consistent harassment and intimidation by higher ups. Virtually no oversight or accountability regarding employee productivity. Cultural norm from top down to abuse hours and schedule. Nepotistic and blatant factionalism. Be a relative or get "under" a higher up.

    Advice to Management

    Define Management.


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