It's definitely not for everyone, the pay is commission and if you don't get sales they pay minimum for hours, the sales training was poor, the separation from management does not influence positive success in sales. In the end of the day you are on your own, if you're comfortable with standing for hours outside/inside, training yourself, and motivating yourself then the job is perfect for you. Having team leaders in diffrent states contacting you via mobile on the daily and rarely in person really doesn't help keep consistent energy and momentum in the work environment.
The management, training and the people I worked with were great however what killed it for me were the people I had to come in contact with in order to get a sale from them and the low pay that came along with it. Not everyone was qualified to sign up with Green Mountain as they had bad credit. Out of the 10 people that I signed up, only 1 or 2 qualified. Too many poor people with bad credit in my sales area.
You gain experience dealing with people
Travel, low pay, commission is not guaranteed, nasty and stupid customers.
Forward thinking company working to better the environment
Field Lead Agent (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 27, 2014
Progressed from sales agent tabling to sell renewable energy at store fronts, events and farmers markets to managing a team of ten sales agents. Short sales cycle stopping prospects and conveying to them the benefits of choosing a premium electricity product to avoid carbon dioxide emissions. Top sales agent second quarter 2013. Work with a group of individuals who look to better the environment and the world we live in.
Field Sales Agent, Retail & Events (Former Employee) – Westchester, NY – February 26, 2014
Having never had a sales position prior to this, working at Green Mountain provided me with insight into the difficulties of face-to-face sales. My time at the company strengthened my interpersonal skills and allowed me to gain insight into the regulatory issues facing the energy industry. I am grateful to have worked alongside a company that strives to change the way energy is made in this country.
Work hours 7am - 4pm Management Team was upfront and easy to talk to. The hardest part of the job was proven that some misapplied payments could not be posted to an account. I enjoyed researching customer's missing payments.
Great customers with great customer service I learned to speak out and approach customers the right way. Management was a ok experience, not much helpful, but they do let you do Self training. Co-workers were remarkable and great team members. Hardest part was making the sells and making them go through successfully. The most enjoyable part was being at different events and talking to a lot of different new people. Talking with families and discussing their energy with them.