GenOn Energy

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Responsible staff, decent training for the most part, but lack of senior management skill or care.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    RRI is a large company with many departments so career movement is very possible. The pay scale seems to be on the higher end of comparable positions in other energy companies.

    Cons

    Lack of senior management skills in fixing problems seems to be a persistent issue. The economic environment of the company is challenging which doesn't create a strong comfort level, and gives the feel that major overhauls of operations could come at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with employees is required to build trust, loyalty, and pride with your rank in file employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting - these are exciting times in the power generation business.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    The people; the numerous opportunities to learn and grow professionally.

    Cons

    The lack of leadership for a clear vision of future from upper management - granted that it's difficult to sometimes define, but there was no consistent message from company leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those in "the trenches" - they have the experience and great advice to offer.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worked for 18 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    It was a great company until they decided to split the company for deregulation. After that, it seemed to continue to go downhill until it was taken over by NRG.

    Cons

    Poor upper management that ran company into ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its kinda late since it doesn't truly exist anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good training and opportunities to grow within the gas and power industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GenOn Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and Salaries are good

    Cons

    Company has been through two mergers; constant layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a team environment and employee relationships will improve

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Experience was OK, company consistenty downsized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GenOn Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Location, Training, and Benefits.

    Cons

    The Turnover in the department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Environment is needs more structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OK place to work but not much for career advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Senior Management communicates to employees often

    Cons

    No Career advancement opportunities for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop succession planning for talent cultivation

    Approves of CEO
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    neutral

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    flexible working hours, worklife balance

    Cons

    not fair in promotions, not possible to work from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    career encouragement

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good benefits and environment..needs more skilled managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Portfolio Valuation Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Portfolio Valuation Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    Very good benefits: 6% 401K match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (purchase stock at 85% of market value), good Health plan, affordable dental and vision, target bonuses for some roles.

    The gym at the 1000 Main location is excellent and a free trainer is available.

    Reliant has a very collegial and respectful work environment.

    Cons

    Senior positions are often filled externally rather than internally. Post-Enron, the company invested much less in employee training. However, fewer training classes were partially offset by the availability of internet "self-training" resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Joel Staff, the CEO when I worked at Reliant, did a good job communicating with employees in his weekly voice mail. Also, giving away points (redeemable for merchandise) to recognize people for living company values was a good program.

    I would like to see a culture of greater accountability and more promotions given internally. Delivering high quality training will facilitate more internal promotions. Reliant should reinstate the rotation program they had for high potential employees during the energy boom.

    Last, Reliant still has some brilliant senior managers, many from McKinsey. However, their intellectual strength doesn't necessarily translate to superior managerial skill. Human resources should ensure the are rewarding the right behaviors.

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