Ontario Green Savings Reviews

Updated May 5, 2021

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  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "What A Horrible Place To Work At!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Green Savings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    this job is good for you if you are a highschooler and are in for a temporary job and don't care about the work environment

    Cons

    I don't even know where to start but I thought really hard about writing the review and came to the conclusion that not writing one (honest review) would be unfair to anyone who might want to work here. 95% of the positive reviews that you see here, including the one I had written a few months ago, unfortunately, were all written involuntarily during the job, in the presence of the management including HR. The management basically made all the employees write positive notes about the workplace so it can neutralize, if not increase the positive rating of the company. They even asked us to email the screenshot for confirmation. They do not pay on time. I had to wait two weeks to get my first paycheque and four weeks for the rest of the weeks I worked. The job is commission based and there is no proper established way to keep a track of commissions earned. It's all word of mouth. The commission is not included in the paycheque, neither is it paid in cash but rather in form of a prepaid Visa card. Was never paid commission because the management decided to keep it with them I guess and told me that it was already paid to me, which couldn't be far from the truth. When I explained it to HR, along with my experience, they said they couldn't do anything about it. All they did was give a run around just to pay what they owe their employees. I am surprised no one has reported their unethical business practices yet. Working for another well-known company in the same capacity has opened my eyes to what ethical business practice(s) is and just how important the role of Human Resource is in any company to ensure the employees working there are not mistreated. The management tries its best to portray that they are a fun-loving company that treats everyone equally but that is far from the truth. The senior sales rep, management, and managers have their favorites and would always favor them no matter what. There are clear cliques and no one would even try to make you a part of their conversation. The work environment is unsafe. Although the sales representatives, making outbound calls are classified as essential workers, there is only one room in the office where everyone (20-30 people) is asked to cramp in to make sales calls and no one cares about social distancing or wearing a mask as no one believes in COVID. Their reasoning is that because no one close to them has had covid, then it must no be real and is fake news. A high rate of turn over- The employees leave almost right away or within two to three weeks of being hired, or when they realize the company is not worth working for which is why they are almost always hiring people- a problem that the company's management has admitted to themselves, not once but on numerous occasions. The majority of the people who work there are between the ages of 18-21, basically, kids in high school transitioning to go for higher education or finding a proper job, who want to make quick money. Maybe this job is good for them but if you want to work with a company long-term that pays benefits, proper wages for hard work, and cares about their employees, then this place is not for you. For the customers- this company is a scam and the field representatives (with an exception of one or two people) would do anything they can to get the sale and lock the contract with you. I overheard a senior representative tell a bunch of people rather proudly that an elderly customer asked them if the contract can be canceled at any time, and they responded with an affirmation. Which is untrue. There are fees that must be paid if the contract is canceled before its date. I question their business model, their work ethic, and lack of transparency not just for the employees but for the customers as well.

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    Ontario Green Savings Response

    January 30, 2021HR

    Thanks for the feedback. We believe that our accolades, awards and accomplishments speak for themselves. Fastest growing Canadian company for 2 years in a row. Ranked as best place to work with over 100 employees, the management was ranked as a Changemaker Entrepreneur of the year. While we understand and appreciate opinions and comparisons, we also belive action is much louder than words.

  2. Helpful (7)

    "Company is a fraud. Not just for customers but their employees as well."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in North York, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Green Savings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None. They cheat with customers and they cheat with their employees.

    Cons

    First of all they start lying to you from day one. They keep you in hiding about so many things. They dont tell you that you will receive your fiest cheque after three weeks from starting and that too just for the first week. They dont tell you that when they say $500 a week, they mean $500 after taxes and minus the breaks. That comes to 350 a week. They dont tell you that you will have to lie to customers on the phone that you're with the government and Enbridge. They lie to customers about a $1500 rebate depending on just the condition and efficiency of their energy appliances. That a lie. They want them to buy appliances from them for the rebates. There's so much more. They're a complete fraud. Aslo, they pay people to write them good reviews everywhere. Dont trust them. Save yourself.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Loving it!"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Repersentive in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Green Savings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    So busy, mentally stimulating, never a dull moment which makes the time fly! I had a 9.5 hr shift the other day and it literally flew by. So happy to be so engaged at an office job!

    Cons

    Can't find any so far

  4. "Fantastic Employer with an incredible work space."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ontario Green Savings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone at the company is incredibly easy going and incredibly supportive and motivation. The positivity within the workplace is something I've never seen before at a place of employment

    Cons

    Honestly I don't have anything to complain about. I can't think of a single thing I would change. I think a keurig would be pretty cool though;)

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic!Amazing Experience!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Current Employee - Marketing Excutives in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Green Savings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Highly Motivated place to work! Good pay! Forward thinking company with the hunger to do even more to help make the world a better workplace ! Very helpful and co-operating staff! Learned plenty of things here .

    Cons

    Be punctual! Be dedicated! To be honest , they are no negative aspect of this job i learned like tons of things here.

    Ontario Green Savings Response

    November 19, 2020HR

    Thank you for your feedback! We strive to provide motivation while compensating generously.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "good place to start marketing"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Green Savings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - great people to work with - good training, with great leaders and managers

    Cons

    - none that I can think of

  7. "Call, Push, BOOK!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telemarketer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Green Savings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Air conditioned , commission, great management

    Cons

    Integrity of calls, method of booking

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  8. "Great atmosphere to work in"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Green Savings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    working as a team, weekly pay, bonuses, commission, fun work environment

    Cons

    3 weeks until first pay cheque, no auto deposit, working Saturdays

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dispatcher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Green Savings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and willing to help whenever needed.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons so far!

  10. "Great place to work, amazing culture and growth opportunities!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Recruiter in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ontario Green Savings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Amazing place to start a career, with one of the best training programs - Very encouraging and motivating team culture - Lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    None. If you want to succeed, you need to work hard

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