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"School Mentality"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Utilitywise full-time

Pros

Good for new-comers to the energy sector and a good please for a stepping-stone in your career.

Cons

The whole hierarchy of staff have a primary school mentality. The canteen is horrible and if you don't fit in with the standard of "sales people" you'll get mocked and laughed at... This never happened to myself but I saw plenty of it.

The different departments sleep around like it's a game and your reputation can get tarnished through stupid gossip.

Brendan is a puppet who side-steps questions like a typical politician. I bet he is a Tory.

Advice to Management

Don't openly talk about nights out and drugs in front of the floor you actually look after.

Utilitywise Response

18 Sep 2017 – Social Media Manager

Thank you very much for your comments. We’re sorry to hear your experience at Utilitywise hasn’t been as enjoyable as it could have been. We’re really pleased to hear that you consider our business a... More

Other Employee Reviews for Utilitywise

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible choices from senior management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Former Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Utilitywise was once a good company to work for and there are a few good people left, although how long for is anyone's guess.

    Cons

    The redundancies taking place are absolutely disgusting. Redundancies are sometimes unavoidable but I continue to see excellent people who have really helped this company grow being let go. Fantastic professionals from Energy Services, Marketing, Admin, Recruitment being told to leave. Yet they can keep people in roles on silly salaries which just aren't needed. Internal communications staff on £40k plus - is it a wonder they are a sinking ship? They are and Energy Consultancy who have got rid of the majority of staff who actually know anything about the sector.

    Advice to Management

    Stop employing/retaining people because their face fits.

    Utilitywise Response

    19 Oct 2017 – PR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

    We appreciate that the situation of late has been difficult for all those affected. The changes we’re implementing are part of a long term growth... More


  2. "Utilitywise is a shambles with a bullying culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in North Shields, England
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in North Shields, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some team mates and management are ok

    Cons

    Where do I start favouritism is rife along with bullying and this is from my team manager who talks about you behind your back , big deals taken off you and given to the managers pet , underhand dealings with salary increases for the favourites , the training is a joke claim to want to train non sales people then don't spend time looking after them then sacking after 3 months.
    The data is awful businesses are fed up with being rang 10 + times a day
    Management ( using the word loosely ) are incompetent lack of direction , any sniff of a potential deal try to force the contracts through without being signed by the client

    Advice to Management

    You all need to have experience in a management environment , learn how to speak to you staff stop with the bullying culture and favouritism

    Utilitywise Response

    21 Sep 2017 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you very much for your comments. While we’re pleased to hear that you’ve enjoyed working with some of your teammates and some members of our management team, we’re really sorry to hear about... More

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