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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014

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3.0 64 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

NRG Energy President, CEO, and Director David W. Crane

David W. Crane

(43 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Great people to work with especially in Reliant part of the business(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • It really comes down to one thing ---- Zero work/life balance(in 4 reviews)

  • Senior Management does not have a good strategy for the company(in 5 reviews)

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    Poor Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCasual Work Environment
    WELL KNOWN to provide excellent base level training to be recruited by another firm

    ConsLow compensation.
    Almost no room for advancement.
    Focus on solar energy without a need (standard generation is cheaper)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very busy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWell, my paycheck never bounced. I got to work with some great people. I was trusted to make decisions on my own.

    ConsPay was low for the experience level. Benefits seem to get worse every year. No one is replaced after retirement, just make those that remain do more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like people. Pay them a fair wage by industry standards. Keep the work load reasonable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No Work Life Balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsPeople are nice. Free parking. Offices are nice.

    ConsDisorganized, HR department is awful to work with. 12 hours days are the norm not the exception.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like human beings and not machines.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a very good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat downtown location. Colleagues are really nice.

    ConsSenior Management and above is not professional nor do they care about support staff and career development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to all of your employees. Treat contract employees just like permanent NRG employees. There is a divide which is very noticeable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK place to work

    Director (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsMajority of the people are nice, into community works.

    ConsSenior Management does not have a good strategy for the company. They are all over the places.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the core business. Buying businesses, but not integrating well will not make the company successful

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Insecure leadership. Inexperienced employees. Lazy work environment.

    Director (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsLow expectations. Good pay. Bankers hours. Most employees are pleasant to work with.

    ConsInexperienced leaders made up of only long-term employees with no real-world experience. Watch your back with all leaders across the company. Lots of wasted time in meetings. No one can make a decision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit focusing on PR activities and look at real value creation. Bring in people with real business experience if you hope to survive long term. CEO creates a bad environment and encourages in-fighting which only results in wasted effort internally rather than how to grow the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unhappy former employee telling it like it really is.

    FOT Senior (Former Employee) Birdsboro, PA

    ProsGreat Money and Benefits. Interesting work.

    ConsCompany really doesn't care about the power plant employees. Just a number.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect the people that make the company go.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, good work, but...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome of the smartest people in American industry
    Exciting, changing industry
    Dynamic company, going places
    Oftentimes a fun place

    ConsSub-market pay
    Mediocre benefits; very poor health insurance
    No stock or incentives except for senior execs
    Bonus are threatened by actions of others even if your performance is superb
    Plan to work while on vacation

    Advice to Senior ManagementBack off on on constant the HR lectures; we are adults
    Share the wealth (when the market improves, people will exit if you don't)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They are totally clueless about efficient operations.

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat people to work with especially in Reliant part of the business

    ConsThey keep acquiring other companies but do nothing to consolidate and streamline process. At some point they will collapse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFrom the CEO down, consider the fact that your employees and their experience is the biggest asset you have.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    To succeed at NRG, one has to be part of in-crowd. Company values are only in paper, not in practice.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros401K contribution and bonus is good.

    ConsToo much politics, most managers lack leadership skill, career advancement depends on your relationship with Manager and there is not formal career growth plan.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to practice what it preaches as core values of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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