Saleman (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – September 10, 2014
Pros: tons of incentives, friendly work environment
Cons: long hours, 100% commision, door to door sales
The job is 100% commission and consists of knocking on doors trying to make people combine their electricity/gas bills. There is potential to make a killing in this job if you can sell but to me I found it very discouraging having 100 people say no and most of the time be quite rude. Also I do not want to be knocking on doors when it's -40 outside.
My day included door to door sales of green energy for AEP discount program.I became a liscensed contractor learned how to distribute healthy green energy to customers and lead a team of twelve members day to day to become liscensed contractors.My co-workers were great and always showed excellent customers service.The hardest part of the job was leaving – more... due to the season being over for the job.The most enjoyable part of the job was giving the customers excellent service and seeing them smile. – less
Independent Contractor (Former Employee), Rocky River, OH – July 14, 2014
Cons: short breaks, no benefits, work in any season outside
At 7 am you grab a coffee, have a meeting, get grouped off, stop at a gas station and for the rest of the day your in the field knocking on peoples doors asking for bills to give them lower rates. I learned that in order to work in this field you have to have sales management skills. The people I worked with were nice and upbeat. The hardest part is – more... closing a deal, getting someone to actually change there price per mcf. The most enjoyable part was working with so many different people, seeing different personalities. – less
ENTRY LEVEL SALES (Former Employee), Westmont, IL – June 30, 2014
Cons: commission pay
A typical day started 10Am I learned more a about the company every day. Management was very helpful Co-Workers where helpful The hardest part of the job was not getting sales no enjoyable parts of the job
Illinois Sales Trainer (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – June 26, 2014
On a typical day at my previous job. i would walk in and meet the new people for the new training class for that day. Give them a brief introduction about the company. Provide them with out sales script. have veteran employees do role play in front of the new people. The new employees now will shadow our veteran employees. after they are done shadowing. – more... They will then do a presentation for me. I will grade them on the new presentation and then produce a report for my supervisor at the end of the week. – less
Independent Contractor (Former Employee), Buffalo, NY – June 5, 2014
First thing is we have a morning meeting, we go over sales stats and talk about how to better improve our sales numbers. Next we going to our team groups and discuss strategy of how to appeal to certain customers. Our groups drive out to the neighborhoods and go door to door selling Energy.
Energy Consultant (Current Employee), Cleveland, OH – March 18, 2014
Managed over 250 accounts, collected on accounts, skip tracing, responsible for company standard numbers weekly, loaded, unloaded, and delivery of furniture, home appliances, and electronics, face to face and over the phone customer service and sales, answering inbound calls concerning customer’s accounts and balances, overviewed all client communication – more... and conflict resolution, resolving billing problems and maintaining records, budget development and management – less
Independent Contractor (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OH – March 17, 2014
Pros: its pros the weekly schedule was never an issue. there were no set days to work.
Cons: weather conditions
Come in prepare neccessary document needed in the field. Go to assigned vehicles Work until scheduled time Learned better ways to approach potential clients of/ for the company Payday was the most enjoyable