NRG Energy Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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NRG Energy President, CEO, and Director David W. Crane
David W. Crane
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Pros
  • Good pay in easy job environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Compensation and benefits package are pretty competitive (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Overflowing plate of work projects does not lend well to focus; analysis paralysis to get management decisions; no work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Do not work here if you have children, there is no work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Culture

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    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generous with travel benefits and lunches

    Cons

    Company has a silo approach to management.

    Advice to Management

    The employees who work there should be promoted and management should not look outside for executive hires.


  2. manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Pros

    Informal, somewhat innovative, nice perks

    Cons

    Company could use much stronger leadership within departments


  3. Not_bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Management needs improvement - tries to more than it can handle


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  5. Electrical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and flexable work hours

    Cons

    Poor benefits. Those that do more get more work but the people that don't want to do anything are never asked to do more and there behavoir is never corrected

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable for there jobs and reward them for what they do. Come up with a remedy to senoir management taking credit for other peoples work. A constant problem is upper management giving solod performers poor reviews in order to keep them where they are.


  6. Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Very diverse.

    Cons

    They keep employees in the same position too long. No room for upward mobility. Training is horrible.


  7. Learning Experience but Capped Ceiling

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant, Commercial Operations in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant, Commercial Operations in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I met a lot of great people and learned a lot about the industry. The large portfolio allows employees to earn a diverse view of the power industry as a whole. Additionally, benefits packages are fair with a high level of PTO, good insurance at cheap rates, and free lunch in the Princeton office.

    Cons

    Due to the size of the company, your job focus is typically pretty narrow. Additionally, it is tough to move upward without changing roles or departments. Job rotation is encouraged, but sometimes it is tough to orchestrate.

    Advice to Management

    Return to the startup mentality the company was founded with. The company may be huge now, but that doesn't mean you can't make it feel small.


  8. Company in constant re-structuring.

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    Current Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great to advance if the opportunity arises.

    Cons

    Risks to high to lose your job.

    Advice to Management

    Review key players and place them in the win win scenarios.


  9. Good company and great staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with were smart, fair and hard workers. Company is moving quickly so there are other opportunities available.

    Cons

    Frenetic pace and lack of adherence to SOPs. Open office environment makes it very difficult to concentrate on the task at hand.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with the vision but know that the pace is not sustainable. Get IT back on track with enough staff to support ITIL/SOPs and quality roll outs.


  10. Data Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work life Balance, Ability to Work from home, friendly culture

    Cons

    A number of mergers, Difficulty to advance, Constant merging of systems

    Advice to Management

    Availability of Training, Transparency with Pay and Bonuses


  11. Great job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for development.

    Cons

    Too many M&A deals that cost good people their jobs.



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