Ontario Green Savings Employee Reviews about "work environment"
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(15 total reviews)
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- "Air conditioned , commission, great management" (in 9 reviews)
- "Chill work environment." (in 8 reviews)
- "Everyone is an optimist while staying level headed and realistic" (in 7 reviews)
- "Nice people" (in 6 reviews)
- "very goal orriented company with some of the most advanced training for their employees." (in 5 reviews)
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Updated Mar 24, 2023
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- 5.0Nov 3, 2020Customer Service RepresentativeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearNorth York, ON
Amazing environment to work in People around are truely helpful and fun to work with.
None according to me yet.1
- 1.0Jan 15, 2021Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 yearToronto, ON
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 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 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
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.4Ontario Green Savings Response3y
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.
- 5.0Oct 20, 2020Operation ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearOttawa, ON
-Great leadership -Rapid Growth/Room for Advancement -Good Compensation -Fun Work Environment
No cons for me as of yet1Ontario Green Savings Response4y
Thank you for the feedback. We are glad to have helped you out. Our leaders are truly dedicated to growth.
- 5.0Aug 3, 2020Tele CallerCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Great and efficient company, very well structured. Very open and friendly work environment.
The elevator doesn't work properly.1
- 2.0Nov 13, 2020Call CentreCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearOttawa, ON
Chill work environment. Nice people.
6 day work week. Pay is 3 weeks behind and they only pay 1 week at a time. Boring.2
- 5.0Oct 20, 2020Marketing AgentCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearOttawa, ON
-Work environment is very fun -Staff is very outgoing and friendly -Office is very nice
- Doing sales calls with no experience or infromation is very tough1
- 5.0Nov 13, 2020Marketing RepresentativeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearOttawa, ON
Encouraging work environment Great bonuses Always looking for improvement
May be mind numbing at the beginning but the managers are there to help out!
- 5.0Jul 26, 2021Sales RepresentativeCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Very supportive leaders Nice work environment
There is hardly a parking spot near the office. To be honest, I have not reached the place to enjoy working on Saturdays yet.