About Direct Energy
Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest energy and energy related service providers with nearly 5 million residential and commercial customer relationships. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 4 provinces in Canada.
Every Direct Energy office features an open floor plan. Teams openly collaborate to ideate and work efficiently. While meetings are hosted in conference rooms and “huddles,” there are no individual offices. From the president to entry-level employees, we host an environment of approachability, comfort, and sharing.
Did we mention we have fun? From corporate activities like the Annual Family Picnic, to food truck days and volunteer activities, to smaller team outings, Direct Energy cultivates a connected workforce. We make it easy for employees to be connected to one another, the company, the community, and our industries. Engagement activities are planned regularly across businesses, and exciting business news and developments are shared across communication channels like our best-in-class intranet, email newsletters, and our employee-only app, Powerchat.
Direct Energy has a strong commitment to Diversity & Inclusion on many levels. From the top of our executive leadership, to our entry-level employees, there is a dedication to creating and sustaining a workplace culture where diversity is not only accepted, but valued and embedded into the DNA of the organization.
Some of the things we offer are: Employee Networks, Diversity & Inclusion training, an annual mentoring program providing additional development opportunities. Our recruitment team tries to ensure that all candidate slates have some diversity and that all interview panels also have some diversity. We share this expectation with the 3rd parties we work with as well.
As a means of attracting and furthering our knowledge of best practices, we are sponsors of the National Diversity Council, Women’s Energy Network, Texas Diversity Council, National Association of Asian American Professionals, Pennsylvania Diversity Council, Tri-State Diversity Council, Out & Equal, National Black MBA Association, the Association of Latino Professionals for America, and the Texas Diversity & Leadership Conference. We are also charter members of the Corporate Executive Board’s Diversity & Inclusion practice.
Direct Energy employees are encouraged to be their best, and that includes supporting one’s health and well-being. From fitness partnerships to nutritional support, and opportunities to incorporate good habits into daily work life, Direct Energy hosts an in-house health and wellness program that expands to every office in our footprint, with opportunities for all employees.
Direct Energy and our employees are committed to serving our community. A few ways we do that in Arizona include donating to Children’s Miracle Network, volunteering at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and at St. Mary’s Food Bank.