Just Energy Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
71 Reviews

2.9
71 Reviews
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James Lewis and Deborah Merril
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very relaxed, fun work environment if you are in a good team, free to work on a lot of adhoc projects, good bonus structure (in 5 reviews)

  • This is definitely an opportunity to grow beyond being a slave to the 9-5 humdrum (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They never mentioned on their ad that it was a door-to-door sales job, but that is what it is (in 7 reviews)

  • long hours, poor organizational structure (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good environment to work in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Just Energy as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful colleagues. Very little administrative interference.

    Cons

    Few employees do not have the sense of professionalism.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Flunctuation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Just Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent paycheque even without the team average performance, unlimted potential of earning (theoritically)
    Very rewarding in growth of experience of life (instead of career)

    Cons

    It is nothing about stability, insurance and anything else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize more efficiently to avoid useless works

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Just Energy

    Pros

    Great company. You can make alot of money if you are a true innovative sales person

    Cons

    Commissioned based salary only can be difficult. Walking up and down knocking on doors will make you feel worthless

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics”

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Just Energy

    Pros

    Great discount. Friendly people. Trying to do the right things for customers and staff.

    Cons

    The store manager (former) based decisions on instinct and emotion only. Made life difficult and ultimately a dissatisfying experience.

  6.  

    Company with weak opportunities

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

    I have been working at Just Energy as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - Easy to get in
    - No real education required

    Cons

    - Weak training
    - No client base, you have to build it on your own while the competition is high and product is not that great
    - Commissions based salary

  7.  

    Limited Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Agent  in  North York, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in North York, ON

    I worked at Just Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bonus structure is very good.

    Cons

    Long hours, somewhat dishonest approach to customers from colleagues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    FA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Just Energy full-time

    Pros

    Diversity of tasks, interesting business challenges

    Cons

    Reputational capital for company doesn't exist

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    OK company, if NG/electricity prices are good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Just Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of money to be made
    - Good hours

    Cons

    - Might have to sell overpriced contracts
    - Bad reception at doors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Just Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours, informal environment

    Cons

    Less salary and no overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnaround plan needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I worked at Just Energy

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities for people of all levels. You can be well rewarded (most aren't it seems). Constant change, so good to develop skills. People are amazing and some really great teams. Some very good leaders. Passion of people to do great is there and that makes it easier to work hard but many agendas. Grew fast and now adopting to work as a larger company. Lots of fixing opportunities.

    Cons

    You have to work very long hours due to lack of resources. No defined or aligned strategy apparent which makes resourcing constrained. Business leaders not fully aligned. Constant change and very reactive and near impossible to focus on strategic matters. Lots of fire fighting but good (very slow) change taking place to fix that. Pay is middle of road and lots of turn over of great people makes it tough to stay afloat. Lack of visible or defined career options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you reward people well at all levels. You have some really great leaders and managers in many areas but you need to provide resources and support to fix the issues. Have patience to enable people to get where the company needs to get there and be supportive. Align your people with a clear strategy. Stop doing seemingly meaningless work.

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