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Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, bad organizational structure and leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Reliant is a great place to meet friendly and excited people. Managers and leaders are approachable and do not over micro manage. Reliant is engaging in newer markets and endeavors, a rare sight in a fairly traditional industry, and there are exciting things to come.

    Cons

    The current organization structure is quite terrible. A lot of organization roles are assigned out of favor or to fill in missing holes in the existing structure instead of taking a step back to seriously reconsider how to reorganize the company in preparation to do bigger and newer things. There is very little training and documentation and the IT data warehouse and processes are ill-defined, leading up to a lot of front-end inefficiencies and bottlenecks that are never addressed over the years.

    Career progression is not out of merit, but very much out of favor and relationship. There are no paths to advancing in levels up the career since none of these are clearly stated or presented to employees. You will have to do more than doing good work, and network in order to advance for the work that you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously reconsider the current organization structure of the business. Understand that the IT/data weaknesses of the company will be the greatest bottleneck of the company as all industries/companies are moving fast paced into a very efficient/automated future.

    Performance review in its current state is in a bad state. It feels a lot more like a deadline to fill in a paper document instead of a real development process. Managers should be focused on helping grow people through these performance reviews instead of receiving documents to be passed to HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer service

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

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ppl that you work with are awesome

    Cons

    The benefits are not as good as they use to be.

  3.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reliant Energy

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good. Strong team building.

    Cons

    No flexible hours. Hard to get chance for training.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They pay is decent, and they schedules are pretty flexible.

    Cons

    No room to grow within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give to top sellers more opportunity to grow within the company, besides giving out giftcards

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company in transition

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

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    The compensation package was good, annual bonus, 401K and generous vacation at sign-on
    A mature IT Development Lifecycle
    Worked with some great IT Senior Management

    Cons

    The company was constantly acquiring new acquisitions; the state of employment was in constant flux
    The salary was competitive, but at the low end of the scale
    Working downtown at the Pavilion was not convenient; long walk from Metro Bus route at downtown locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much management and not enough worker bees... Really need to reassess how you determine who stays and who goes when going thru a merger/acquisition situation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    In transition

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reliant Energy

    Pros

    Good compensation, great work life balance, close work culture on individual teams

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop mentor ship and development programs for junior level employees

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opinions

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

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

    Pros

    Great work / life balance, lots of volunteer opportunities, competitive pay

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited, high turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act on commitment to invest in employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ANALYST

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

    I worked at Reliant Energy

    Pros

    Pay industry standards, large, stable parent company

    Cons

    Poor upper management, Tough work environment and work culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on employee development, clear long term business plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Reliant Energy job experience review

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

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

    Pros

    Big well known company. Lots of diff opportunity

    Cons

    No work life balance for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Analyst

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

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team of talented people to work with

    Cons

    Company benefits are not as good as other companies in same industry. Promotions are far and few and not often communicated to the group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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