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Utilitywise Reviews

Updated 13 October 2017
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  1. "Extremely busy but enjoyable place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inhouse Graphic Designer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Inhouse Graphic Designer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's exciting being part of an organisation that I have seen grow from strength to strength, even in just the 7 months that I have been here. It's encouraging for my own career that the company keeps growing and improving so I feel very fortunate to be a part of the team.

    The working environment is friendly and comfortable, with great facilities including a canteen, showers, communal seating areas and plenty of space. The building is new and modern and doesn't feel like the stuffy, bland office that you might be used to.

    Approachable management, modern office, good work/life balance, staff incentives and salary sacrifice schemes, good holiday allowance

    Cons

    Canteen can be pricey, some strict rules on housekeeping

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to have the rules relaxed on housekeeping to allow us to eat lunch at our desks!


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Energy Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Cramlington, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Cramlington, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Some decent people and good Hours of work, no weekend work and time off over Christmas. Struggling to think of anything else,

    Cons

    The Job is to lie to clients and extort as much money out of them as possible. Basically to manage the client into believing you are going to save them money when in fact the exact opposite is true, Bullying tactics used by management (although not all ) even heard of staff being physically threatened, false promises and favouritism shown through out the organisation.

    Advice to Management

    The company is making a lot of money doing what it does, tbf to the management, and regards to the bullying and scare tactics, I believe Senior management are aware but turn a blind eye.


  3. "energy consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Utilitywise full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent team spirit
    excellent relation with the team manager
    new building

    Cons

    lack of communication with the management
    commision structure goes down
    career opportunities, spent 3y with the same salary and same position


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  5. "I met some wonderful people and developed my own career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -great collegues
    -fun working environment
    -good promotion prospects
    -good employee benefits

    Cons

    -frowned upon if you leave at the end of your shift as expected to put extra hours in
    -so many staff, not enough parking spaces
    -random meetings called with no prior agenda given

    Advice to Management

    -don't get too corporate, be true to the values that gave the company all its successes


  6. "So many lies"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Utilitywise full-time

    Pros

    The members of my team were funny
    Our Zebra project gave us nice souvenirs
    An australian guy in the hiring was the only helpful employee

    Cons

    -Lies about the job description/title/tasks
    -Lies about the benefits
    -Extremely unfriendly rceptionist, HR staff, they are plain rude
    -Not allowed to use the wifi
    -The manager even told us to sit straight in our chairs
    -Even if they tell you it won't be sales- believe me- it is sales
    -The office is stinky, dirty and really old
    -No welcome lunch, no one to show us around the area where to eat
    -They got confused about the starting date, training, ETC. always confused and distracted-nothing is ever clear

    Advice to Management

    stop with the lies and get it together! There are such modern offices around you where staff treats new employees in a human way

    Utilitywise Response

    11 Sep 2017 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you very much for your comments. We’re sorry to hear your time at Utilitywise wasn't as enjoyable as it could have been. We welcome all feedback and we’ll make sure to share your points with... More


  7. "The best place I've ever worked"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Newcastle (Australia)
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Newcastle (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Massive opportunity to progress in a friendly, welcoming environment. Managers are easy to get on with and supportive with work and non work related issues. Massive opportunity to earn money. Great commission structure and basic salary.

    Cons

    Sometimes quite a bit of red tape due to being a PLC company but nothing too major and certainly nothing that effects me doing my job.


  8. "Utility lies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You can sleep your way to the top

    Cons

    Where to start, I have never been employed by such a mismatch company in my life, the company has a manager to manage the managers that manage other managers it's a farce, it seem as tho you can become a manager of you sleep with a senior manager, nobody has a clue how to run a business and that is why ALOT of people have left in recent months STEER CLEAR GUYS!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting "friends" become managers just because you have "benifits" with them does not mean that they benefit the buisness.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Previous employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Energy Consultant in Newcastle (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good at the start, they do have good staff body and have good energy services

    Cons

    You are promised the moon on a stick, but it is never delivered. There is no reward, such hierarchy, if you aren't brown nosing someone you will get NOWHERE

    Advice to Management

    treat your staff as humans not as a number, give everyone tools to sell not just a few select


  10. "Avis"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Horaires et les week-end sont libres

    Cons

    Aucune considération c est dommage

    Utilitywise Response

    22 Sep 2017 – Social Media Manager

    Nous sommes heureux de savoir que vous avez aimé travailler à Utilitywise pour tout ce qui touche au schéma de travail et à l’emploi du temps. En revanche, nous sommes vraiment désolés de savoir que... More


  11. "Communication specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communication Spe in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Communication Spe in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, nice atmosphere, good management n+1
    Basic salary is kinda nice

    Cons

    Peu de possibilité d evolution
    Target qui augmente, et charge de travail aussi sans gratification sup
    Une communication interne basé uniquement sur la campagne principale du groupe

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the one who perform
    If you promess something, ask n+2 first


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