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  1.  

    Great Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Information Architect  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Information Architect in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reliant Energy as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is amazing and initial pay as a contractor is ideal

    Cons

    Conversion to perm is a lower salary than expected but bonus structure is large

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    This is one of the best electric utility company to work in USA. They are well organised and work with all forms of business in the energy industry. They have a certain standard and you can notice while working with the company. This is a definite recommendation if you have dreams to move to energy sector.

    Cons

    There are none so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The employees who are the greatest asst to this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Segment Servicess II - CSA Department  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Key Segment Servicess II - CSA Department in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The employees who work as a team, the profession manner that is expected, the corporate values, the possibility to try new departments in the company. We had a high turn over of supervisor in our department. When a new supervisor came to our group, all people would do their best to bring management up to speed.

    Cons

    Job security: Reliant Energy was on the verge of bankruptsy. NRG bought our company and before the ink was dried on the contracts, Exelon tried to buy out Nrg. NRG recently purchased Green Mountain. Due to the merger with Green Mountain and Reliant, there were many employees laid off. I did not like how the lay off process was handled from human resource Department. A false hood regarding unemployment was given to each person that was laid off, The lack of integrity from NRG, lessened my respect for this company to some extent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The success of a company hinges on the success of the employees. Please lead by example that there has to be highest level of integrity. Employees follow the lead of management. Employees do see a person of integrity as a person to follow and attempt to emulate..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    I love the people I work with!

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome to work with. Great environment with many challenges if you're will to take them on.

    Cons

    Recently acquired by NRG who is continuing to acquire more companies and have seen some layoffs over the past year as a result of the growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Billing Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reliant Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Growth potential is there, there is lots of new changes everyday, as they are merging.The atmosphere is aggressive

    Cons

    Co-workers tend to be clannish,and at the end of the day there has been some petty stuff.And you might get better perks if you are a who you know type of person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value everyone contributions that helped you get to that goal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    6 years with company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people and some flexibility

    Cons

    Salaries are low for the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer service

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Houston, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation, room for growth, professional work place, friendly environment, refreshments for employees, bosses are friendly and supportive, fun activities to improve relationship between employees, transparency between different departments. Overtime opportunity. Upper managers are attentive and notice, encourage employee performance.

    Cons

    Stress from angry customers, office in downtown so lunches are expensive and have to walk far. Difficult to move to other departments even the jobs are more suitable with interests, education because of the current position in customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be attentive to employee performance and needs. Give opportunities for employees to move within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Reliant Energy

    Pros

    Benefits are good and they are worth their weight in gold, it was a great place to work. would recommend this company.

    Cons

    NRG take over was the worst thing that could have happened, they micro managed all process and leadership functions within the company

    Recommends
  10.  

    Overall, Reliant was a good place to work

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

    I worked at Reliant Energy

    Pros

    Bright fellow employees, lots of interaction with management team, good work and life balance, perks including tickets to sporting events

    Cons

    too many consultants working on-site, constant flux on leadership team, too much of a short-term focus versus longer term focus by the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to exploit a leadership position in smart energy while trying to offer more competitive offerings from a cost perspective

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Reliant Energy

    Pros

    Reliant energy has a great working environment

    Cons

    The takeover made things a little more stringent at the workplace. But still a great place to work.

    Recommends

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