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Utilitywise Energy Consultant Reviews

Updated 22 November 2017
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Pros
  • very competitive basic salary for a sales role, which gets reviewed yearly (in 6 reviews)

  • Utilitywise has a great working environment with huge potential to be even more successful than it already is (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • And if you put caps on give sales people something else to sell (in 3 reviews)

  • Poor management and high turnover of staff (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Energy Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Utilitywise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent two weeks classroom training followed by great support in the Academy by team managers and coaches.
    Great friendly supportive atmosphere
    great facilities canteen and support from other departments
    9 - 5 Mon - Fri

    Cons

    Need a bigger car park near building as overflow car park is too far away
    More microwaves needed for heating up food at lunch

    Advice to Management

    some spoil it through bad language on the floor unprofessional and background noise while others are grafting.
    encourage more team building, sporting opportunities


  2. "Energy Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    I have been working at Utilitywise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training and continuous development for 3 months
    Great team spirit on the floor
    Achievable targets
    Monday - Friday 9:00am till 5:00pm
    Fantastic Earning Potential
    Family friendly company

    Cons

    Nothing all positive for the future

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do best


  3. "Great atmosphere but let down by unprofessional behaviour"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle, England
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Utilitywise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    2 week classroom training is very engaging
    Potential to earn great commission
    Everyone is welcoming & friendly
    Company is owned by the public (PLC)
    Can buy shares in the company (May time)

    Cons

    Can be very unprofessional
    Swearing amongst colleagues when people are speaking to customers on the phone
    Although most of the management are great, a few put the departments down with their improper behaviour, men making daily vulgar comments about women in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the attitudes of management and have more 'managers' as 'coach-like management' rather than acting like 'school teachers'. The academy can be massively improved by having more professionals leading by example. The approach at the moment is like a pupil/teacher experience. Pull out those highly experienced in sales and ask them which option they would prefer between starting in the academy or joining an already established team.


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  5. "Great Potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Utilitywise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The potential to make money is immense if you put the effort in
    The atmosphere while in the office
    Lots of support from management/coaches
    You're allowed to manage your own time
    Working hours
    Good basic wage

    Cons

    Historic data - some of the data you contact has been through the system
    Traffic
    Pressure


  6. "Energy Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Utilitywise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of potential to make money, very welcoming and friendly, understanding of issues and problems

    Cons

    Difficult to deal with work stress at times

    Advice to Management

    Make the job easier for example filter the poor data better


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Utilitywise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely place to work, the atmosphere, management and training programme are all great. There is support from absolutely everyone around you which is really nice especially if you’re new to sales.

    Cons

    No cons whilst working here

    Advice to Management

    All management on the academy are welcoming, friendly and supportive, keep it up.


  8. "Great Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Utilitywise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    Good people,
    Great atmosphere.
    Great Management.
    Excellent training programme.
    Fantastic earning pottential (Commission on top of an already good salary).

    Cons

    Historic data.
    Ringing duplicate records and other data that should not be dialled.


  9. "just put the work in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Utilitywise full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    if you want to work, the people will help you. but thats the key thing. you need to want it. if you don't want to be here and you're just working to get your base salary and do something with your time, no manager will stick his neck out for you. personally I've been working hard and I've been given so many oppertunities and still in training for some oppertunities to come.

    I don't think a lot of companies actually have the CEO walk on the floors and shake hands and congratulate the sales people and all.

    Cons

    it is a sales job, and there are a lot of other sales bureau's in the UK. the data will always be recycled and 'bad', but we've had recycled data and with the right people, they're still selling more than the avarage on the new data.

    there is definitly a form of favoratism in several parts of the company. I think thats in every single office everywhere, and if you work had and have the numbers behind you, you can always proof your right. and agian, work, and you'll be reconized.

    Advice to Management

    don't just look at numbers but listend more to people


  10. "Lots of potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle, England
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Utilitywise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of good decent people to work with
    Potential to earn good commission
    Help and support throughout
    Friendly Atmosphere
    Decent basic starting salary
    Some people think they are better than others and stuck up their own ar*e
    Can grow and expand skills and move up the business

    Cons

    Canteen food
    Data is very old, ringing some customers who passed away 15 years ago!
    Sometimes hard to keep motivated throughout the week

    Advice to Management

    Need to get more up to date data - even if it costs money for the business it allows for more opportunities to sell!


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible choices from senior management"

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    • 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