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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2014

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3.0 65 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

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

David W. Crane

(43 ratings)

53% 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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    NRG Energy is a good place to work

    Regional Safety Manager - MANE (Former Employee) Montville, CT

    ProsGood working environment with plant personnel, people are dedicated to doing an excellent job. Management knows the direction of the environment and is involved. I miss the people who made the job a real pleasure.

    ConsSometimes difficult to get all plants on the same page across the US. People in other parts of the US sometimes have the right answers and the learning curve isnt that steep.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep an eye towards the future

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good job, low salary. All of the good salaries are reserved for management.

    C&I Billing Representative II (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe people and the company culture are good. I never had a problem with any concerns that I had. Immediate management always listened to my concerns.

    ConsTheir salaries are at the low end of the totem pole. Actually they are the bottom of the barrel as far as the energy industry in Texas is concerned. Learn the industry here, but go elsewhere if you want to get paid a living wage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise the salaries to keep qualified people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun and laid back

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGet the unit online and then do your work and your not nagged by the boses

    ConsUnions are prevalent no need for them really but some like them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more opportunities to tradesmen you act like you cant them, the are your biggest asset.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dynamic work environment that pushes employees to work hard to compete to disrupt the utility competitive space

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelatively flat organization structure so that the best ideas rise to the top to have an opportunity to be executed

    ConsSynergies goals competes with objective to be innovative so employees are sometimes to exhausted to give more so the best ideas are on tomorrow's calendar

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe best ideas comes when we are having fun so nurture the work space by giving employees a day every two weeks to work on projects that are independent from their daily job responsibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Paradigm shifting potential

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsPeople, vision, passion, motivation, pushing the energy envelope

    ConsSome business systems need updating

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have learned quite a bit working at NRG, as many different technologies are being used here.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsSupportive managers, interesting and challenging opportunities abound. Great benefits including insurance, 401k, profit sharing, and yearly performance based incentives.

    ConsNot a lot of options to move up the corporate ladder - though this may be temporary. Work from home generally not allowed except in extenuating circumstances.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong company in a changing industry.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company. NRG has a diverse but strong business model. Innovation is talked about a lot by executives and is still trickling down the ranks.

    ConsEmployees are not very youthful. Work culture is a dry in some aspects. Communication among employees could be managed much better to make the company more efficient.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganize social gatherings and interdepartamental projects. If innovation is a key part of NRG's model, embrace it in all levels of operations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing, fast-paced, execution-strong

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIntelligent people, strong focus on execution excellence. Clear strategic plan. Great market, environmentally conscious. Diversified portfolio and strong financial performance. Great place to learn about the energy industry

    ConsOpen office environment, many people work long, long hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider telecommunting options,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with a promising future

    Sales (Current Employee) Princeton, NJ

    ProsLeadership has vision and executes quickly on opportunities

    ConsGrowth and change are constant. I personally see that as a good thing, but many shy from it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to acknowledge the employees for their hard work and commitment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good salary and opportunity

    IT Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsCompany pays well. NRG is a nimble company that tries to maximize shareholder value. Opportunity for advancement.

    ConsMaximizing shareholder value means more work with fewer people. It can be more of a challenge than people can handle at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't take on new small initiatives at once; work out the ROI before we start on it. There have been many failed (small) ventures that have spent time/resources.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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