NRG Energy

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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 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.  

    Pretty Solid

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy

    Pros

    Large firm
    Decent office locations
    Easy work hours

    Cons

    Less than excellent managers
    Too many staffing redundancies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire smarter people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nickname for the Company was "Not Real Good".

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. Plant personnel are great.

    Cons

    When this company bought us out, there were immediate reduction in our benefits, vacation days, etc. All major decisions are made by the CEO. Corporate personnel are hard to work with, if they even try to work with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot make decision at the plant level, from a corporate office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing career opportunities, Appalling monetary recognition...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great environment, if you are in the right team. Very downtown location. continual development and training opportunities. Second to none expertise in the field.

    Cons

    Very poor payment policy. Benefits are dwindling year over year. No priority to promote from within. Life / work balance mostly always tips towards WORK! Hiring has been put on a hold for the past 2 years and work has had to be shared with little to no recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand by your employees and they will deliver astonishing results. It is borderline insulting to see EBITDA in the Billions and people not having a decent raise or bonus in the last 5 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No advancement opportunity, no work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, not too bad in the industry, decent bonus rate, but Princeton is high living cost area though.
    Free lunch in princeton office

    Cons

    No work life balance, a lot of overtime, but no reward. On call even after at home for emails stuff.
    No room to growth, they tend to hire external people for senior position while ignore the promotion of current employees.
    Benefit is mediocre at best, shabby medical insurance.
    I don't like the open office floor, I think it is a distraction, why can't they get a decent office for HQ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on the workforce, feel somehow cheap in a lot of things, right now there is really nothing good except the free lunch.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting Option

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and dedicated people. Competitive compensation. Nice company perks.

    Cons

    Aging IT infrastructure, understaffed and overworked employees, complicated internal procedures and systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade IT infrastructure. Streamline administrative procedures. Hire more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The pay will make you stay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nrg Home Solar in Sea Girt, NJ
    Current Employee - Nrg Home Solar in Sea Girt, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great pay and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Awful training and awful upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None they'd never listen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    NRG has most of the ingredients of a great company, so it is baffling why they can't execute better in solar.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Larkspur, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Larkspur, CA

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart team with great credit and banking relationships. CEO appears passionate about solar energy and electric vehicles.

    Cons

    Mid-level executives saddle solar with unrealistic return expectations, and price themselves out of the market.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Coal is Dead

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

    I worked at NRG Energy

    Pros

    Big company with lots of mobility (as long as you like Texas)

    Cons

    Lousy (I mean lousy), medical benefits. Sub par 401K match.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating the fossil plants (half of your portfolio) like an underclass

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Decent place to work, but many obstacles

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Good co-workers
    Free lunch in Princeton office

    Cons

    No organization charts
    Constantly acquiring other companies
    Frequent change
    Little management support

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overburdened without focus

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

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic company disrupting the old energy utility paradigm

    Cons

    Overflowing plate of work projects does not lend well to focus; analysis paralysis to get management decisions; no work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the workloads or salary structure otherwise company knowledge will depart for greener pastures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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