Set up booth at predetermined store front/ festival or other location. Educate and sell Wind Energy to potential clients. I learned how to understand the fees and terminology on a typical energy bill. I also learned how to sell electricity in Spanish and I am not bilingual. Management is awesome, friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job is only getting paid on clients who pass the credit check. The rest of the clients you sign up do your paycheck no justice. The most enjoyable part is the tight knit community of employees and management who are always there to help, give suggestions, and the festivals are so fun to work.
Great place to learn sales, learn about electricity and being eco friendly.
no insurance, commission based only on passing clients.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – illinois – April 21, 2016
A typical day at work consists of walking door to door for 8 hours and attempting to convince people to change their energy source. If you can manage 3 people a day, i dont remember the exact number but you can make up to $800 plus a week,
I persoanally was not good enough for the job and I havnt made a penny. Everyones nice, you must be EXREMELY MOTIVATED.
The hardest part of the job is finding people who are open minded and willing to change their energy company. My coworkers were all really good at the job.
Customer Service Sales (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – July 14, 2016
A typical day a work consisted of helping customer locate and enrolling the in the best seminar for them and providing other viable information regarding other programs available. The hardest part is I could not enroll them into everything available. I most enjoyed the activities plan by the queen of fun.
A good company to work for if you are confortable with commission only.
Field Agent (Former Employee) – Killeen, TX – April 30, 2012
Overall Green Mountain is not a bad company to work for. It isn't the easiest job, but the people in management are cool. Despite the disorganization, and the fact my manager waited until the last minute to post schedules it was good experience.
Sales Agent/Partnership Ambassador (Current Employee) – white plains ny – October 16, 2012
This is a commission based job, though you are reimbursed for gas if you have to travel over 30 miles. If you don't mind commission only, and are looking to earn extra money it's a great part time job, super flexible etc. This is however not a career.
Met a lot of different cultured people as well as learning the fundamentals of being a door to door sales person.
Manager (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 31, 2015
The mornings would normally start off with an informational meeting for the new hires to learn a thing or two from people who were successful in the office. It also provided people with ways of finding places or people to work with and build friendships with.
Travel the state, made great money, met many people.
worked 12+ hour shifts 5 or 6 days out of the week
Awesome training in the industry of GREEN energy and possitive afirmatons as well as upbeat and possitive people. Helps a lot to come to work.
Energy Consultant (Former Employee) – Harvey, IL – October 15, 2014
Green Mountain Energy for me was quite an experience.
I was so blessed to have quite a team of positive and business minded people all around me, it kept me on my toes and tought me the importance of talking thinking and even acting right.
New faces and new places as well, the company was constantly growing it was like being in a field of grass, almost every week I saw a new face and a new personality that added life and glee to the company. I wish to God I could have stayed here.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – May 24, 2014
I couldn't believe the lack of professionalism displayed by Mrkt. Mgr. She hadn't a clue of how to talk to people. I would never suggest any one waste their time. Not for an adult with any goals, high school student maybe.
You just say the same thing until someone is willing to try clean energy. It is easy, a no brainer. WARNING see rip-off report and BBB before you accept a job here. They claim a BBB A+ rating with people regretting they ever met you or Green Mountain is puzzling.
While the company does offer flexible schedules and quarterly parties/rewards, it also makes it difficult to sell. Sale are done at HEB stores and are considered interruption sales. The company has limited stores for its agents to work. Also outside sales agents are only given 2 products to sale. A month to month plan and a higher rate 6 month plan. I find that most customers prefer a 12 month plan. Also the rates that the outside sales agents are permitted to use are higher than the online sales by a cent a kWh and a $100 gift card.