NRG Energy Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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NRG Energy President, CEO, and Director 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. Not_bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Electrical Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Financial Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Learning Experience but Capped Ceiling

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Company in constant re-structuring.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Good company and great staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Data Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Great job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Pretty Solid

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy

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

    Pros

    Large firm
    Decent office locations
    Easy work hours

    Cons

    Less than excellent managers
    Too many staffing redundancies

    Advice to Management

    Hire smarter people


  11. No advancement opportunity, no work life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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