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Utilitywise Energy Consultant Reviews

Updated 3 June 2018
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Pros
  • "basic salary is very good compared to other brokers, people working their are a right laugh" (in 7 reviews)

  • "This is a good company to work for" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Training poor, ask for more or promotion and get nothing, middle management don't listen and don't recognise good staff" (in 2 reviews)

  • "I've never worked for a company where people spread constant rumours and no support offered from management" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Growing and changing for the better"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities. management care about their staff, excellent training, good leadership team and most importantly they are professional!!

    Cons

    Canteen is rubbish but I understand this is being reviewed.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe want to review the benefits package as for a large organization it isn't great.

    Utilitywise Response

    20 Apr 2018 – PR & Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your lovely review, it’s so encouraging to hear that you’re happy here at Utilitywise. As you rightly mention in your review title our business is evolving and we’re confident the... More


  2. "Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in North Shields, England
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in North Shields, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people all round, good building kept clean.

    Cons

    Seems to be same people closing big deals and getting all the glory and praise, when others work a lot harder and close other business not as big which isn’t in there control due to customer spec and usage, yet no praise and if your not closing 30 a month of the smaller deals to hit your targets your told your position is at risk or move to another floor with no pipeline and hebe to start all again which is not fare

    Advice to Management

    Look after all you’re staff not just the people who a fed deals and hit big revenue as the people closing smaller deals work harder as they need more for targets

    Utilitywise Response

    16 Jul 2018 – PR & Social Media Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your employment to-date at Utilitywise. It’s great to hear that you like your colleagues and peers and find the working environment a positive one... More

  3. "Not a bad company compared to others in the sector"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and most of management, location and fab benefits. This is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Unfortunatly my time here came to an end due to worries with the financial situation, changes in commission structure and management knowing there were personal issues but not addressing them, I felt I had no other option but to leave. Even upon handing my notice in, higher management were to busy to a dress the issues and one team manager knew the issues affecting me but no one attempted to come up with a plan or any ideas or even approach me to solve the issue. Most companies would at least have a detailed discussion around the problems and see if any arangment could be made.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. If you know they're having issues no matter what, then adress them properly and don't leave it to late as more people will walk and probably regret the decision.

    Utilitywise Response

    11 May 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your time at Utilitywise. It’s really great to hear that you got along well with your peers and our managers while you were with us. We believe... More


  4. "Stay well away from this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Consultant in North Shields, England
    Former Employee - Energy Consultant in North Shields, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met a few good work colleagues

    Cons

    Where to start. Training is half decent. People get a big sale and get promoted to management. Unfortunately my manager couldn't manage his way out of a paper bag and spent longer in the 'tuck shop' than at his desk. There is supposed to be a trainer walking around to help. They are obviously the invisible man/woman. Reviews I read before starting un-nerved me a little as they mentioned non payment of bonus if you left. I secured a sale and guess what no bonus as they say the sale didn't go through even though my "manager" rang the customer and told him that they were now in contract??? This company is an absolute joke ..... they couldn't even get my leaving date right on my P45. My advice to anyone is PLEASE DO NOT GO TO WORK FOR THIS COMPANY. They are certainly not what they seem ........ they even tell you to say you are calling from somewhere else and not Utilitywise because their reputation in in tatters. CHECK OUT THE SHARE PRICES. THEY ARE DROPPING LIKE A STONE. Wonder why!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Brendan. Forget that you are not at Sage now. Do not advertise when you are going on the sales floor and just do random walk arounds. Then you will see what is really going on. Take the blinkers off! There are too many people within the business that should not have the positions they are employed in and this will eventually be the downfall of the business.

    Utilitywise Response

    20 Apr 2018 – PR & Social Media Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your time here at Utilitywise. We’re really disappointed to learn that you have not left our business feeling positive about your experience. Whilst we... More


  5. "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

    Utilitywise Response

    15 Jan 2018 – PR & Social Media Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your review – we’re sorry for the delay in getting back to you. It’s great to hear that on the whole your experience working at Utilitywise has been positive and... More


  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

    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

    Utilitywise Response

    15 Jan 2018 – PR & Social Media Manager

    Sorry for the delay in responding to your review! It’s great to hear that your experience working at Utilitywise has been wholly positive and that you feel Utilitywise is a friendly and supportive... More


  7. "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.

    Utilitywise Response

    15 Jan 2018 – PR & Social Media Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, feedback means a lot to us and apologies for the delay in our response. Firstly, it’s really great to hear that you see your career at Utilitywise as one... More

  8. "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

    Utilitywise Response

    15 Jan 2018 – PR & Social Media Manager

    Apologies for the delay in responding to your review, we’re very grateful you took the time to leave us your feedback. It’s great to hear that your experiences working at Utilitywise are on the... More


  9. "working relationship"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working at utilitywise is a amazing working enviroment from staff to management.company that praises there staff for acheivement

    Cons

    very hard challenging job but thats why pay is amazing

    Advice to Management

    great support from my manager damon and coach hayley and other managers if they are not around


  10. "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

    Utilitywise Response

    15 Jan 2018 – PR & Social Media Manager

    Thanks for taking time to provide us with feedback. Sorry for the delay in responding to you! It’s good to hear you feel you can be successful and that you have been welcomed into the team and... More