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TXU Energy Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee atmosphere was positive despite challenges with work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Excellent company with great people to work with (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance could be improved (in 12 reviews)

  • Recent reductions in force could dampen career advancement opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TXU Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, good bonus, challenging

    Cons

    Low salary, slow to promote


  2. "First Year High"

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

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

    Pros

    A recruiter found me for the analyst position. The hiring manager made the onboard process easy. HR in available but not overbearing. Large company has small business feel. You walk the halls with top level execs and they know you by name. Great company morale and opportunity for recognition.

    Cons

    After a few months of starting, the company reorganized and I experienced a workforce reduction, the morale was shot for a few weeks. Not all levels buy in to the employee culture.

    Advice to Management

    Jim Burke expects and assumes all levels of management buys into the culture not just during event days. A simple hello passing in the hall doesn't cost a thing.


  3. "Customer Ops Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Operations Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Operations Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TXU Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team mentality, the people, community involvement.

    Cons

    Politics of upper management and lack of communication


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  5. "Hired to Stagnate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TXU Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free Coffee, Onsite Cafeteria, Vendor Days, Food Truck Days, some flexibility, pay is okay but less than industry, extremely helpful HR Team Burke is the glue that has kept the company together!

    Cons

    Promotions based on "buddy" system. This is a company where you have a Manager III with 6 other Managers reporting to them along with Supervisors and everyone may have 3 -4 direct reports. The people who should have been promoted are worked like a dog and held back to train the ones who were favorited into positions. This is a trend in the company that has gone on for YEARS! Meaningless, unnecessary meetings!!! It's like the big thing for air-head managers to drag you into rooms and waste productivity talking about junk that they could have pulled everyone into a huddle to discuss. Corporate setting with toddler tattle tale mentality adults that are ALWAYS complaining about something. Too many people that have been with the company for years that are afraid of change, afraid to grow, afraid to let go, and the company entertains their shenanigans.

    Advice to Management

    Entire 3rd floor from Structured, RCM, LCI, SMB, LBO need complete overall starting with Management THEN maybe you will get favorable results. Many of those occupying those positions were put there by friends! Too many are afraid to speak up and out due to fear of losing their jobs! MANAGEMENT seriously needs an overhaul


  6. "Good Enough For Now"

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

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

    Pros

    Positive corporate environment, pay is good.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who take care of you.


  7. "Sr. Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding Customer Service Values. Culture motivated company

    Cons

    I have no cons related to my work experience at TXU Energy

    Advice to Management

    No advice is necessary


  8. Helpful (1)

    "(Really) Slow and (Mostly) Steady"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    TXU Energy is going through tremendous changes. There are many great people still in place and the Texas electricity market presents interesting challenges. The company does a fair job at moving people around for career development.

    Cons

    The company's new president is extremely adverse to risk, to the point of missing opportunities and creating opportunity costs through delays and indecision. It takes a tremendous amount of patience to work for the company. Recent reductions in force could dampen career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    The most senior leadership must act in ways that illustrates trust in the company's VPs, directors and line workers. That will allow the company to span the gap between the way it talks about being nimble and quick to market and the frustrating way it actually operates.

    While I had a good experience at TXU Energy, I can't currently recommend the company to a friend because of my uncertainty about the new president and about cultural changes that will come from recent changes.


  9. "Luminant- great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Labor Relations Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Labor Relations Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with great people to work with!

    Cons

    Too much management, with too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Less Chiefs and more Indians


  10. "Excellent place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work.Good work Life balance

    Cons

    There is no such cons


  11. "QA tester"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - QA Intern in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - QA Intern in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    For Learning experience, and practical working experience.

    Cons

    Manual testing at daily basis for assigned works.


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