Reliant Energy Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
31 Reviews
2.8
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Reliant Energy

    Pros

    People, Benefits, Career Progression, Communication

    Cons

    More cross functional training provided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Work Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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    I love the people I work with!

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    • 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 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and some flexibility

    Cons

    Salaries are low for the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    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
  9. 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 for 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
  10.  

    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

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Analyst

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    • 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 for 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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