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The Power Company Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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  1. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Casual friendly good starting time

    Cons

    You want do well probably work on weekend


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company felt like a family, run by a great CEO who knows the business and is very intelligent and has an open door policy when it comes to all of his staff.

    Cons

    Average pay. Although there are many chances to make bonuses and succeed.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "I Enjoy Coming to Work Everyday"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Supportive Team
    -Staff is Committed to Their Employees
    -Opportunity for Growth & Bonuses
    -Flexibility to Work Part-Time or Full-Time

    Cons

    I don't have any comments

    Advice to Management

    Keep Up the Good Work!


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  5. "Bad Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Energy Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Power Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work anytime you want, meeting new people

    Cons

    Shady business, benefits are not good, contract-based salary, walking a lot


  6. "The Path To Synergy"

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

    I have been working at The Power Company part-time

    Pros

    At the power company there's Friendly environment, everyon is very communicative, and when there are issues that gets taken care of quickly, there's a strive to get things done in a timely manner.

    Cons

    There are times when things become hectic like every job, and there are misunderstandings about what tasks need to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Although there is a lot of communication going on it is important to also understand what is being communicated. If there's an employee who doesn't do what needs to be done make sure you address the employee and see what may be going on.


  7. "Cool place to work."

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

    I have been working at The Power Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The managers don't micro manage, they let you do your job. I like to work so it works out for me.

    The pay is good and they always offer incentives for good performance.

    I also like casual Fridays!

    Cons

    Parking is an issue when I drive. If I don't get there early enough I don't get a free spot.

    Advice to Management

    Give the good workers a parking pass :)


  8. Helpful (14)

    "None"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None. Save yourself from this place is a total rip off!

    Cons

    Everything about the job. Specially they trying make you work by going door to door.


  9. Helpful (17)

    "Crafty salesmen become crafty recruiters at the Power Company"

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

    Pros

    You get vitamin-D being outside all day. If you lie, manipulate, and say you are from ComEd and need to see the bill (though you're not ComEd), you could land some deals and make money.

    Cons

    You could work your hardest trying to implement all the training, advice, and various pitches they provide and still make no money after a long 10-hour day. They will flash big $1,600/week checks during your interview to get you to work for them, yet I never made over $150 in the first 30 hours of working for them. Observe how pretty much anyone off the streets gets an interview with them; they're desperate for employees and have mastered the art of "selling" how much you can make with them, yet your 10-hour day will go by with maybe one to two deals (around $20-$85). Once you go door-to-door, you can visit about 60 houses and get doors slammed on you from all but the vacant homes. If you get deals, they tend to happen around 6-7pm, after you've wasted 8 hours working door-to-door with no deals. Honestly, I advise people who need a job to keep looking unless you think you can convince tired, cranky, uninterested homes into showing you their utility bill.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the reality of the job during the interview. If the interviewer asks how many homes are visited in a day and how many sign up, don't lie to them by saying that some agents get 8 out of 8 houses. It's okay to say that they can visit 100 homes in a day with no deals. It saves them the time experiencing the very thing they inquire about and saves you the time filling out their paperwork and terminating them once they discover the truth and quit.


  10. "I love my job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Energy Advisor Manager
    Current Employee - Energy Advisor Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Power Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You set the pace on how much money you want to earn
    Morning meeting and one on one
    Positive office present
    Commission is beyond fair
    Nice uniform

    Cons

    I have no cons for this job it is for self driven individuals who want to make money


  11. "Great staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Power Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really good management. People that care for you and want you to succeed.

    Cons

    I enjoy my job and don't have anything negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work and motivating everyone to improve.



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