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Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
17 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.  

    Great company culture depending on the group you are in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Information Architect in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Senior Information Architect in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reliant Energy as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is amazing. Most managers allow you to work your own schedule.

    Cons

    The ability to move up is slow. Pay is very bonus dependent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Love the atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Be able to make a lot of money. Gives you customer service experience. Be able to meet new people everyday. Opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    There really isn't any bad things about. I mean if you're lazy, this isn't the job for you. You gotta be able to take rejection. The better the salesmanship, the better you're going to be in this business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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
  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.  

    Great Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Information Architect in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Senior Information Architect in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reliant Energy as a contractor (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    I love the people I work with!

    • 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

    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
  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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