- Chase Energy SolutionsDec 15, 2015
City Des Moines
Are you a Current or Former Employee? Former job since 2014
Suggestions for improvement
- The climate is fine, but if they want the company to be successful in the Midwest and retain employees, they need to come up with a service that isn't overpriced for our market.
I like about the employer
The company was flexible and energetic, communicated changes and updates in a timely manner, had a positive vision to impact the future of the environment and climate change.
I dislike about the employer
They offer premium energy audit services to businesses. This is a Cadillac service at a Cadillac price. The report a business receives has tons of detail, graphs, charts, and benchmarking information. The relevant question is- how much of this information does the business actually need, especially smaller businesses? Many utilities offer perfectly adequate energy audits at no charge to the businesses they are auditing. Perhaps on either coast the premium service would have created interest, here in Iowa, where I was trying to sell it, many more businesses would opt for the no-cost service. Chalk it up to there being less available cash in Iowa, the frugal nature of Iowans, whatever. As I was attempting to sell the Chase service on a commission basis, it became obvious quickly that I'd never make any sort of living. In fact, in 3 months I didn't earn dime one. I spoke with others in Iowa who expressed similar concerns. I just could not see their business model working in Iowa as it would in, say, California.