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Just Energy Reviews

Updated 14 December, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent place to work and has work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Most people say they're really good benefits here but I've had better (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • I became embarrassed from telling people that I worked for a company who run business using door to door / contract signing tactics (in 35 reviews)

  • People work long hours, far from their home and get no benefits (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Just energy is a nice, friendly company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment great management i like the staff they help you build your communication skills .its a company let your dream come true

    Cons

    The knowledge test is too long and has lots of information need to be shorten


  2. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Just Energy full-time

    Pros

    nice management. very friendly staff

    Cons

    not fair structure for the customers


  3. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Just Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits (dental, vision, retirement plan, deferred profit sharing, etc) rewards for tenure at 1,3,5 and 10 years.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. No overtime. Poor management. Higher ups don't focus on quality, just sales.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your team managers and some of the employees especially in offline tasks.


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    "Energy Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Just Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can be lucrative commissions if you are good at high pressure sales.

    Cons

    People work long hours, far from their home and get no benefits. The training is a joke because they make you think you are delivering value to consumers, Lol

    Advice to Management

    Stop kidding yourself about this company. The shear exploitation of the desperate new employees to no end has come back to bite the unlimited greed of the VP's who think flaunting their Ferrari and mansions is appropriate. Do not spend the hard earned dollars of the innocent consumer on endorsing a highly respected sports franchise such as MLSE. I hope the management team become victims of criminal charges as this would be their just deserve. Absolute losers in terms of no moral fibre whatsoever. I hope this company soon goes bankrupt and their shares take a nosedive and get kicked off the TSE


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    "Avoid at all cost company facing financial troubles"

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    Former Employee - Business Ana in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Business Ana in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Just Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Birthday cakes every month, 2 annual BBQs, Christmas party, yearly team building events, and Halloween customs competitions

    Cons

    Company lacks structure and is very disorganized, pays the lowest salaries in the GTA. I am surprised this website states Business Analysts make 60k +. People come and as soon as they realized this company is cheap all people end up leaving. This company is currently undergoing downsizing since OEB has prohibited door to door sales. If you want to be laid off in the next months, then apply, otherwise try your luck somewhere else. Please note the majority of energy retailers are currently struggling, therefore find a job in a different market.

    Advice to Management

    You will notice that the oldest people have not been promoted in this company. There are people with 10 years and never became managers...why? because most of the top management are the same from 20 years ago....and since this company is shrinking there is no place for you to move up at least to a senior position. All people are currently leaving this company and hoping top find a job. This company is currently outsourcing Operations and Business Analysts in India. The people who stay behind end up getting the task from the people who have left and end up with triple the amount of work. This company is a nightmare!


  7. "Senior Business System Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Just Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working Environment...People are fun to work with

    Cons

    Low Salary..Managers have no managerial experiences..

    Advice to Management

    The leadership team..is sinking the company slowly


  8. "energy advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Just Energy full-time

    Pros

    very friendly and cooperative managment

    Cons

    exposed to compliance and no fair chance of clarification.


  9. "Recruitment Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Just Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good entry-level career. Easy to move up quickly.

    Cons

    High turnover, low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Scale metrics appropriately. Evaluate on quality over quantity.


  10. "Sales Representative"

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

    I worked at Just Energy full-time

    Pros

    - Does not require prior experience
    - Guaranteed to get job if you express interest
    - Offers training & education
    - Colleagues are polite and kind

    Cons

    - Poor compensation
    - Going door to door can be very tedious and yield no new customers
    - Must sign up a certain number of new customers per week to keep job


  11. "Good place to work but I don't align with business model"

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

    I worked at Just Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture.
    Lots of room to grow.
    Many learning opportunities.
    Some good managers.

    Cons

    I became embarrassed from telling people that I worked for a company who run business using door to door / contract signing tactics.


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