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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
86 Reviews
3.3
86 Reviews
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NRG Energy President, CEO, and Director David W. Crane
David W. Crane
59 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay in easy job environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Benefits package is above average and the ability to further develop industry insights is reasonably well promoted (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Do not work here if you have children, there is no work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • No work life balance, a lot of overtime, but no reward (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work.......if you're female.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Worker
    Current Employee - Office Worker

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, great coworkers, laid back environment.

    Cons

    Very low wages for what is expected of you. No employee value. No value of family. No flexibility. Discrimination. Do not work here if you have children, there is no work/life balance. They pretend to care, but they really don't. You are nothing more than a number on the timeclock. Horrible management and inconsistent practices. Terrible communication. Very unfair place to be if you are in administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make promises to employees that you have no intention on keeping. Do not pretend that you value them as people when you really do not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Poorly-run disjointed corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Make a living and be exposed to how a large company can work.

    Cons

    Company runs at whims of the CEO with little ability of other executives in charge to make a decision. NRG is a very large corporation with lots of subsidiaries and tons of fiefdoms. Not employee-centric.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    blind leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Control Operator MSO III in Uncasville, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Control Operator MSO III in Uncasville, CT

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good for the area.

    Cons

    management out of touch. upper echelon gets there with serious ethics violations. run by lawyers, not people that know how to run a power plant. don't care about employees or equipment...run plants into the ground. Retirement of employees is going to leave a HUGE hole in plant operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do whatever it takes to keep well trained, long term employees. Hire managers that KNOW your plants. Practice what you preach regarding ethics violations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Benefits, Horrible Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits are good, free lunch

    Cons

    Long hours, incompetent management, expectations are moving targets, heavily political working environment, management does not care about employees at all, management has no integrity (for the group I'm in)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest, take care of your employees, be respectful

  6.  

    NRG Energy?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Pros

    NRG promotes an entrepreneurial spirit, however that has led to several dysfunctional departments in which management feedback is not effectively communicated.

    Cons

    No Work / life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide effective feedback to employees
    Be Fair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a friendly work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy

    Pros

    Pay and bonus and location

    Cons

    Open office environment
    HR not trusted
    Very political
    Communicationa nd feedback not wanted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an emotionally safer environment for its employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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