GenOn Energy Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed working with great people.

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    Former Employee - Asset Optimization  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Optimization in Houston, TX

    I worked at GenOn Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best reason to work at GenOn was the people.

    Cons

    Downside of working at GenOn was the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management - listen and don't be so arrogant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Got Sold

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    Current Employee - Auditor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GenOn Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pretty good people, not too hard of a job

    Cons

    Company was sold to NRG for $1.7B ... the company has $1.7B in cash NRG essentially gets all the assets for free.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    OK but not satisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    Receive a paycheck. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Hiring a lot of contractors and trust them help increase the company's operational performance. Like "yes" employees. Few opportunties to grow. Very high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not a good place to work. Moral is rock low from the lowest worker to the top.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    Exciting industry with a lot of changes
    Good compensation
    Not deep in talent so you have a chance to shine

    Cons

    Terrible senior management
    Weakly positioned to compete in industry
    Lack of clear direction from the top
    Too much emphasis on painting a rosey picture, rather than dealing with reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the people who report to you to make decisions
    Learn more about the business
    Stop hiring consultants to tell you how to run the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Reliant Energy - Houston, Texas

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    Compensation appears to in line with other companies in the energy industry. Location - if you enjoy working downtown.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted. During my time at the company I have yet to see someone get promoted on my team and more senior positions are almost always filled externally. Although I was hired into the company at a fair compensation level, raises of more than 1 to 2.5% are hard to come by. Since NRG acquired the retail business in early 2009, Reliant has lost many of the perks that once made it a great place to work. Upper management is very out of touch with the rest of the organization and employee morale seems to be at an old time low -- making it a very challenging place to work day in and day out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees and treat them like adults. There are many talented people capable of great work if given the opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent pay, but that's about it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    Salaries at Reliant still appear to be competitive with other employers.

    Cons

    Since being purchased by NRG, Reliant Energy has lost all the advantages that kept employees coming back: scheduling flexibility, rewards program, generous sickleave. I think many people have been staying put due to the down economy, but that's changing quickly and as jobs appear, valuable people will begin leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people instead of just each other. I think many people have been staying put due to the down economy, but that's changing quickly and as jobs appear, valuable people will begin leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Stressful, overworked and underpaid.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    Health care benefits and 401K is the only good thing.

    Cons

    New phone system implemented, firing 50+ productive individuals for allegedly "hanging up" on customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to recognize agents that are actually working and holding up to the values of the company instead of trying to over work them in a very stressful evironment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Negative experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GenOn Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are no pros to this company. Seems like a company that has no direction.

    Cons

    Management will tell you what you want to hear and not back up with results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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