Reliant Energy Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. Poor leadership styles and no support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with have great personalities and the company provides outings and events for the employees.

    Cons

    Management has to learn to lead by example. Also, it would be nice to feel support by management, if we are a "team" then management needs to learn to treat their employees with respect just like they require their employees to treat the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example or you will continue to lose good employees that bring value to the company.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good people management sucks!!!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people rock!!! I loved the luncheons that were thrown.

    Cons

    Most people are contract as a result you are treated as if any day could be your last

    Advice to Management

    Listen

  3. Helpful (2)

    It was better before NRG

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reliant Energy

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

    Pros

    It was an ok place to work

    Cons

    Work never got done, everything changed every week

    Advice to Management

    Management changed every year and everything else with them

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Reliant Energy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location, decent pay, comfortable workspaces

    Cons

    No love for contractors, who are not always treated the best way.

    Advice to Management

    More openness

  6. Helpful (1)

    Inexperienced leaders. Too focused on operations vs. driving more business

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well. Benefits are okay. People are mostly nice.

    Cons

    Leadership is like-minded and has been working together for over 10 years. No upward mobility unless you've been at the company for many years. Can't trust leadership to do what's right. Business is not growing and they will have to be in cost-cutting mode for the foreseeable future. No real strategy for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Look outside of the building and see how other companies compete for business. Bring in outside leaders with experience in marketing and driving subscription type services.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Tiring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing good to talk about here

    Cons

    Very Stingy company, and very hard on feedback review

  8. used to be a better place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is very competitive with the market

    Cons

    CEO is selling staff short with current merger.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your people during a merger.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Bad for long term career growth senior management lacks vision

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Reliant Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay is good and feedback on activities is given. Moreover junior cadre gel in well and are friendly. You can sometimes move up fast if you are in the proper lobby. Visibility is often there. Immediate bosses are supportive of their juniors

    Cons

    Management lacks vision and often makes erratic decisions. Factionalism is rife and your advancement depends on your sycophancy and the faction you are in. Juniors are not well treated by the middle management. Company lacks standard operating procedures in work and too much depends on the individual with no fail safe mechanisms in place.

    Advice to Management

    Please avoid the perennial firefighting mode. Take sound decisions at the corporate levels like viability of the projects to be taken up. More often than not management indulges in value destruction. Further please try to control this sycophancy culture and curb factionalism

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