Review: Viridian Energy - Marketing
William

Brockton, MA

#218 Sep 13, 2012
Here are a few links that might help you , and the reason I stayed away for now..

http://www.ripoffreport.com/directory/Viridia...

http://interchange.puc.state.tx.us/WebApp/Int...

http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-jersey/105...

It was the second one that bothered me the most, This next link was there answer to it,but still I just don't trust them ..

http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/Common/Vie... {F1A8E14B-EF22-4092-B77C-2112F 2DA6495}
John

Bethlehem, PA

#219 Oct 27, 2012
It sounds like some Of you need medication for their paranoia. Everything Hamberg said is false or misleading. I check out Viridian and of course their claims for green energy is 100% truth. How much time does one have to spend on bashing others it seems like some other people need to get a life
William

Brockton, MA

#220 Oct 31, 2012
NoHighPlaces wrote:
I want to hear from an actual Viridian Energy customer who does NOT work for the company or gets some type of bonus for selling their crap. I just need HONEST,UNBIASED ANSWERS NOW!!
I know an associate and she told me she left these bums and that all the folks she signed up (mostly all her relatives)all had there bill go up and up..
tara

Kingston, MA

#221 Nov 19, 2012
This is all crazy. Viridian is a clean business.
meadowlands worm

AOL

#222 Dec 25, 2012
This is the best company of all time.
Pissed Customer

Laurel, MD

#223 Jan 22, 2013
I am currently a customer and the entire company is a SCAM! The variable or fixed rate generally does NOT beat the rate of your electricity company. My bill more than doubled after having them and when I complained about a discrepancy (on their end) the agent, GARY, was completely rude! DO NOT, DO NOT sign up for Viridian--it is a rip off!
Jim d

West Hartford, CT

#224 Feb 1, 2013
Hamburg_Resd wrote:
<quoted text>
Because they are, that's what Amway / Pyramid Schemes do they present you with "The possibility" for financial freedom "but you have to follow the plan" "You can achieve your financial goal" "But you have to follow the plan" unfortunately Amway companies take advantage of people in a downed economy, they know people are looking for a work in a market that can't sustain employment for too long so they put together a full proof sales pitch based on two execs role playing with each other. I would like to see a Viridian rep at a town hall meeting pitching how they are going to save someone money without the sales pitch of being a viridian rep. I actually spoke to a rep the other day, to save his life he could not explain to me why there was a floating rate or why other reps could sign someone up at a lower rate than his. He also could not explain the fine print.
Most importantly he could not explain how Viridian uses renewable energy or what their process is for it. I have a Bach. Degree in Mechanical Eng. and even I can't figure out how they are creating reusuable energy. All this rep had on his mind was :
"The possibility" for financial freedom "but you have to follow the plan" "You can achieve your financial goal" "But you have to follow the plan"
"The possibility" for financial freedom "but you have to follow the plan" "You can achieve your financial goal" "But you have to follow the plan"
"The possibility" for financial freedom "but you have to follow the plan" "You can achieve your financial goal" "But you have to follow the plan"
"The possibility" for financial freedom "but you have to follow the plan" "You can achieve your financial goal" "But you have to follow the plan"
"The possibility" for financial freedom "but you have to follow the plan" "You can achieve your financial goal" "But you have to follow the plan"
After reading all your posts. I'm ready to become a viridian associate. Every one you mentioned amway etc. have to sell you stuff you dont need. Everyone is paying for electric. Full price too.. if I can save 1˘ and get a greener product why should I give it too the utilities. It's funny you mentioned walmart earlier did you ever wonder why they charge 3.97 for things other places charge 3.99 because it's 2˘ cheaper, really? Stop being so skeptical. People want to save money, that's the bottom line. Why pay more for something when you can get it cheaper. If it's a greener product that is also a plus too.
Richard Wright

South Jordan, UT

#225 Feb 12, 2013
I agree, there needs to be someway to cut the crap. All this energy modeling is just to cover for something. http://www.hemisphere-eng.com/
Luke

Hockessin, DE

#227 Mar 27, 2013
I accepted the offer to be a Viridian Customer in DE in November. Delmarva Power sent me a letter telling me all was well.
On my last Delmarva 'before Viridian' bill, the Supply section of the bill was for 10.2 cents per Kwh (January).
On my first Delmarva 'with Viridian' bill, the Supply section of the bill was for 7.8 cents per Kwh.
Other than the usual month-to-month variance in total Kwh used (and Delmarva is still the meter reader), that was the only difference.
Paid Delmarva just the same as always. Looks to me like I saved a little over $30 in the month of February.
TLB

Columbia, MD

#228 May 7, 2013
me too wrote:
I would also like to find a place to hear from Veridian customers.
I use veridian , and I don't work at all for this company! The more people that sign up the more kids our mission can bring to summer camp. It has been a very helpful fundraiser for our mission! No complaints here. There has been no amazing savings but it has been a fundraising benefit to our youth camp.We have used veridian for two years without any problems or concerns.
Varidian Associate

Stamford, CT

#229 May 11, 2013
Too bad Viridian Energy can't afford to pay their Associates, or Consultants, or whatever we're called now. Claim they can't figure out what they owe people under the new compensation plan? Never have I dealt with such a group of illiterate amateurs!
EnergyForLessNow

Toms River, NJ

#230 May 11, 2013
Varidian Associate wrote:
Too bad Viridian Energy can't afford to pay their Associates, or Consultants, or whatever we're called now. Claim they can't figure out what they owe people under the new compensation plan? Never have I dealt with such a group of illiterate amateurs!
Sorry to here that. Not very good when the company doesn't even understand their own comp plan. I know that it probably is a lot less then it was.
Powerchoice2012

Basking Ridge, NJ

#231 May 11, 2013
Sorry to hear that about Viridian, I left myself and followed Bob G. over to Starion. I wasn't happy with the changes in the company and how the VP jusy up and left with no explanation right after the big convention where he showed no signs of leaving. So far I'v been happy with Starion, their rates are consistant and there is more opportunity in the commercial market. Good luck in your future endevours.
What is the truth

United States

#232 Jan 23, 2014
I have a friend who is working for Viridian and constantly trying to get me to sign up. It doesn't sounfdl like abad way to make a few extra bucks if you can prove that it will save your customers money. However, I do not want to rely on this pitch of me teling them that it is green energy if it cannot be proven. I keep seeing this info about Goldman Sachs and their green energy, but does Viridian also provide it? I am considering attending a meeting with him to find out a littl,emore about what these executives have to say. I must admit I am a pretty savy business man and will be able to read right away if this is a scam or a brainwash convention. I was just hoping to get some valid questions that will really put these guys on the hot seat and see if they can directly answer me or dance around questions like everyone else on here says they will. I can understand that the the bill may fluctuate a bit due to vairible rates and such. It is all about the annual savings over the long run and that doesn't sound all that bad to me. I think people can understand that it is a marathon and not a race to the savings. However, what concerns me is the amount of previous customers on here saying that they lost money in the long run and ended up having to leave the company down money. That just doesn't make sense to me because I feel that if everyone wa losing money there is no way they would ever be to sustain as many customers as they have acquired. Is it just the simple fact that some people will save with this company and some won't? How do you know if youre selling the "bad egg" to your customers or the "golden egg". Viridian is running a special this month that allows you to sign up as an associate for only $100. I wasn't interested before when the price was $300, but for a measely $100 investment I figured I woukld give it a shot. Then i read just about every single post on this forum and it has left my head spinning. I don't want any replies about theories or illegalities or any of that nonsense. I just want actual facts to the questions I asked...Do people really save money, Is any of the energy they buy in fact from windmills and such (and please prove it), and why does Viridian allow just anybody who has $100 or $300 to represent them as assoiates. To me that does not show the signs of a good business. A business should klnow its employees and want the very best out there so they arn't being represented by morons and portrayed as this scam that so many people say they are. Unfortunately i think the only real way to get any information these days is to put on your boots and jump in and see how high you sink. I don't care so much about the $100 i just want to know what I'm potentially going to be selling to people. I am one of those people that only likes to speak facts that can be hard proven, and unfortunately I do not see a lot of those kind of facts being layed out in this forum from either side. Thanks.
EnergyForLessNow

Toms River, NJ

#233 Jan 25, 2014
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They are always available if you have questions.
What is the truth wrote:
I have a friend who is working for Viridian and constantly trying to get me to sign up. It doesn't sounfdl like abad way to make a few extra bucks if you can prove that it will save your customers money. However, I do not want to rely on this pitch of me teling them that it is green energy if it cannot be proven. I keep seeing this info about Goldman Sachs and their green energy, but does Viridian also provide it? I am considering attending a meeting with him to find out a littl,emore about what these executives have to say. I must admit I am a pretty savy business man and will be able to read right away if this is a scam or a brainwash convention. I was just hoping to get some valid questions that will really put these guys on the hot seat and see if they can directly answer me or dance around questions like everyone else on here says they will. I can understand that the the bill may fluctuate a bit due to vairible rates and such. It is all about the annual savings over the long run and that doesn't sound all that bad to me. I think people can understand that it is a marathon and not a race to the savings. However, what concerns me is the amount of previous customers on here saying that they lost money in the long run and ended up having to leave the company down money. That just doesn't make sense to me because I feel that if everyone wa losing money there is no way they would ever be to sustain as many customers as they have acquired. Is it just the simple fact that some people will save with this company and some won't? How do you know if youre selling the "bad egg" to your customers or the "golden egg". Viridian is running a special this month that allows you to sign up as an associate for only $100. I wasn't interested before when the price was $300, but for a measely $100 investment I figured I woukld give it a shot. Then i read just about every single post on this forum and it has left my head spinning. I don't want any replies about theories or illegalities or any of that nonsense. I just want actual facts to the questions I asked...Do people really save money, Is any of the energy they buy in fact from windmills and such (and please prove it), and why does Viridian allow just anybody who has $100 or $300 to represent them as assoiates. To me that does not show the signs of a good business. A business should klnow its employees and want the very best out there so they arn't being represented by morons and portrayed as this scam that so many people say they are. Unfortunately i think the only real way to get any information these days is to put on your boots and jump in and see how high you sink. I don't care so much about the $100 i just want to know what I'm potentially going to be selling to people. I am one of those people that only likes to speak facts that can be hard proven, and unfortunately I do not see a lot of those kind of facts being layed out in this forum from either side. Thanks.
disgusted

Fort Lee, NJ

#235 Jan 29, 2014
William wrote:
<quoted text>
I know an associate and she told me she left these bums and that all the folks she signed up (mostly all her relatives)all had there bill go up and up..
......Not only do a number of associates' suffer by not selling enough to make back the charge to them for entry into the SYSTEM, but consumers suffer as well...I have just cancelled Viridian...they have been charging approx.$200/ month more than PSE&G would for the same gas. In addition Viridian continues to charge for 60 days after cancellation!..Also, you can wait forever for someone to speak to...and then find that person rude. Stay clear of them...they are parasites.
Mark

New York, NY

#236 Feb 26, 2014
Disclosure: I am a new Viridian associate, so no where near "the top" of the company. Also, this is 4 years after most of these posts.

So look-- in a deregulated state your supply comes from a 3rd party. The utility maintains the lines, handles billing, and everything like that. You pay two charges, supply and delivery. 3rd party suppliers get paid on supply. If you have a denging any new associates in with you. We don't getfault supplier that means that the utility is picking a default 3rd party supplier. The utility is not in the business of generating power, sit is indifferent as to the supply.

As far as the associate enrollment fee. Consider this a franchise fee, which is very low. They actually dropped the price. I made that up in my first day as an associate and I don't have any special connections or rich friends. This is especially true since we teamed up with Solar City. Solar is free and the bonuses are pretty good. I can't tell you how hard or easy it is to reach the top, but it is very easy to break even and hit profitability without bri
Mark

New York, NY

#237 Feb 26, 2014
My comment got cut off, but you get the idea.

As for rates and supply--

Viridian publishes something called a sustainability report and shows exactly where all the RECs come from. That's more transparent than any other supply company I know. The information is 3rd party verified by Ersnt & Young.

We are not allowed to give specific rate savings like 20% or whatever. If an associate does that, call corporate. They can have their business revoked. What we can say is show you historic savings, like how a mutual fund can show you historic performance but it can't promise you future results. The other thing is that someone said they ended up saving "only" $5 or $10 a month. That's significant. If you found $10 on the ground every month, would you pick it up?

Personally, I don't lead with saving money. What I tell my customers is this is affordable green energy and you can also save over time with no promise to the exact amount because no one really knows.

This is a question I ask-- if you can get your energy delivered by the same utility at the same exact cost but have it green, would you do it? Most people say yes, and when they do I explain that our value is even better than that because it will cost less per time. That's our value proposition, doing the right thing at a lower cost. If that savings is only $5, it is still a good deal because you are doing the right thing.
Mark

New York, NY

#238 Feb 26, 2014
And by the way, the website isn't required. You can have your business without it, so the $19/mo isn't mandatory.
Mark

New York, NY

#239 Feb 26, 2014
Sorry for the multi posts, but one last thing-- we have fixed rate products now, so for the term of the contract your rates won't go up. My New York customers are currently paying HALF of the supply costs as the default Con Ed supply.

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