NRG Energy Interview Questions

Updated Oct 8, 2014
Updated Oct 8, 2014
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at NRG Energy.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a position on indeed.com, got a call from a recruiter for a phone interview a couple of days after. It lasted about 30 mins and he went over regular questions about my background and experience. I got called for a Face to Face interview onsite. I eventually got interviewed for 2 positions but got rejected on both of them...4 months later I saw another NRG position open. I applied and got a call from the same recruiter who had called me previously, he mentioned that he kept my info on file and would like to present me to another NRG group for an interview. I had a phone interview with the hiring manager who went over my experiences with me and asked me several behavioral questions. At the end I got called in for another onsite interview which involved me putting together several excel reports to test my reporting and variance analysis skills. I emailed my report, showed up onsite and had to present it to the hiring manager during my interview. I met with 3 others who tested my knowledge on FP&A reporting and cost center finance management

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your experience with SAP?? Have you used a KSB1 report?? How do you dig in to discover variances in expenses within your cost centers   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for a bit more, but had to really justify it. They budged
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at NRG Energy.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter places you in touch with the managerial staff for a phone interview. Then you get the invite for the face to face meeting. The office is very 'boiler room' like. It reminds me of a fly by night marketing company.

    You are then put in the interview box. it's very unaccommodating, uncomfortable and downright unprofessional. Expect the interview to last three to four hours. You will encounter extremely unprofessional, baby boomer type women who are used to make a judgement on your personality and likeability. They ask the same questions used in all business interviews, ID your strength's weaknesses, goals, challenges you completed, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • "What makes you think you would be a good fit for the role" WTF ??? Do they research your actual history prior to the interview? Why would that even be a question if they've reviewed your qualifications and brought you in for the entire day.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at NRG Energy in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with a recruiter in California for an inside sales opportunity in Austin, TX. He lied about the salary. Got to the interview and the manager let me know he hires only college grads. They don't offer health insurance and when I asked what holiday days were paid he didn't know. He also didn't know what Holiday time off one would have if hired. Now I know why they only hire college grads. Only college grads would be dumb enough to accept a position with no benefits. The recruiter also lied to me about the salary. He gave me a range. There is no range. It is a very low salary and the commissions are not very good and you don't get paid on them until deals close which takes a long time. The manager was a nice guy, the work environment was nice downtown, they pay for your parking but no benefits is not worth it. The manager let me know college grads were a dime a dozen and he doesn't have any trouble hiring them.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't one. I was overqualified. If you have no sales skills and want to break into sales this is your chance by accepting this entry level position.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary is too low, no health insurance, not enough paid holidays, no paid vacation. Comments about hiring only college grads.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    MOBILE/WIRELESS TECH Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at NRG Energy in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    First of all, this is contract to hire position, was told after 6 months, it could go permanent. Company was nice, but I got through interview from a outside recruiter.

    In-person interview was set and most of the time the interviewer talked about the company rather than asking me questions. I was wondering why. Then at the end of the interview, I was told if selected, that there will another phone interview. It is the the other way around. (somehow I don't like it ... explained below)

    From a phone interview prospective, there is an additional person, and here comes the questions, tech questions. Now I know why they didn't ask me much question on in-person interview, saving the best for last?. The tech questions were not hard at all, but didn't get 100% correct though. I guess not 100% correct may have costed me losing this job opportunity. Well, if they would have done the phone interview first, I probably would get the job and/or didn't get so disappointed. I mean, if I didn't pass the phone interview, I probably didn't waste time on in-person interview. (it will not be set if I didn't pass the phone interview)

    Anyhow, I was told if selected (from the best 4 candidates from 2nd phone interview), I would be notified in two days and I didn't get notified after two days. That means I am out of luck.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Solar Technician IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Written test with multiple interviews on the phone and in person. Must have knowledge in the electrical or mechanical field. General interview process with the manager, a supervisor, and HR rep. Power plant experience not required.

    Interview Questions
    • Same general questions in terms of safety focused and green energy plants.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at NRG Energy in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied within a week of the position being posted. In a week I was contacted by the HR person and spoke with him and talked to someone I'd be working with over the phone the next day. I had an in-person interview with 3 people the following week. It seemed like a great place to work as I had heard.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was pretty standard. They wanted to know more about my background and why I was interested in the position. They also had personality and logic / math tests   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NRG Energy.

    Interview Details

    Applied for a different position, but was referred to the hiring manager for a job I thought I was a better fit for. Had a phone interview with the hiring manager, then a phone interview with the group director two days later. Interviewed in person the week after with several different employees.

    Was asked questions about my resume, how to value assets, design a model, and general industry questions -- nothing that a seasoned energy professional couldn't handle.

    Was kept in constant contact with both the hiring manager and the group director throughout the process. Received a very competitive offer the same week of the interview. The whole process was done in less than two weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • How to optimize inter-departmental information flows and analytical processes.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Senior Planning Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at NRG Energy in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Comany was still in a flux with the merger of GenOn Energy which closed Q1 of 2013 so they were still trying to consolidate personnel, back offices, systems, etc.

    First a phone interview with HR, then with IT group at GenOn Energy, Houston, TX who felt my experience was an exact fit for the job as I had just finished an implementation of Hyperion Planning and HFM, replacing SAP BPC and they had also just did that in 8 months along with changing JD Edwards over to SAP. They made me feel they were going to offer me the job over the phone so in 1 week I was to just go in and meet with the team for a face to face interview in Princeton, NJ in a group interview with a mix of Finance and IT people, some on the phone from Houston, TX and the rest in Princeton, NJ which lasted 30 mins. Noone really knew the sytems so I felt I was a consultant in the interview offer advise on how to fix the problems they were having.

    Very, very, awkward interview as the Business Analyst from Houston, TX took me around the office after or during the interview, introduced me to everyone, and let them congratulate me and welcomed me to NRG Energy. He even told me where I was going to sit, yet I did not get a job offer or the job.

    Follow up by HR was very professional as the Director of HR who I had been in contact with had personally called me to let me know he was sorry to tell me I did not get the job and also sent me an email in a very timely manner to give me closure.

    I was glad to not get the job since they implemented the Hyperion and SAP systems in only 8 months and were still having many issues they did not know how to resolve and were relying on this person to make process improvements and fix all the issues they were having. A big seat to fill.

    Interview Questions
    • IT Analyst from Houston, TX was drilling me on Hyperion Planning and Essbase questions that he did not know the answer to and probably thought I was a know it all when I answered the questions knowing more them him. Also, what is the best way to get the dimensions in sync between HFM and Hyperion Planning? Data?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at NRG Energy.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very easy. First a phone interview and then after a month face to face interview. Both times it was a group interview with the same team who was hiring. It appears that this hiring was agenda based because there was really no hard questions. Both interview lasted not more than 15 minutes. The questions were very superficial and it seemed that nobody in the group was very knowledgeable. I felt like that when they called me for a face to face interview, it was just a drill and they already had made up their mind to hire me.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no difficult question, but when I realized that job was not exactly how it was described in the job description.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NRG Energy.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview, Background Check and Drug Screen

    Interview Questions
    • Conversational. Talk about the roll and standard resume walk through.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Little negotiation leverage for interns.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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