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NRG Energy President, CEO, and Director David W. Crane
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    A very good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Pros

    Innovative & growing. Generous pay, good benefits, good bonus plan & nice perks. The company is a stellar community member and it cares about employees. I work with great people and we have a good office culture.

    Cons

    PTO is generous, but staff seem uncomfortable using it. Long hours are the norm and burn out is common. I believe that staff are actually fearful about using PTO and if it's used too often, one's value to the machine will be diminished. Managers are terrible examples in this area and teams follow their lead.

    Advice to Management

    Push life balance so you don't lose good people to burn out. Hire competent and professional HR staff. Communicate successes and failures more often. Wins are so motivating and failures must be better opportunities for learning. Communication needs to be better for mid to lower level staff.


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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at NRG Energy in June 2015.

    Interview

    I conducted a telephone interview, then was invited to attend the plant for a sit-down interview. I know the gentleman who was conducting the interview as well as the others in the room. I was able to walk around and say hi to many others who work at the site that I know, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked many plant type questions, training I have attended and my expectations for working at NRG Energy.   1 Answer

NRG Energy Awards & Accolades

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100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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Additional Info

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Website www.nrgenergy.com
Headquarters Princeton, NJ
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Public (NRG)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors AES Corporation, Calpine

A company so nice they named it twice is doubling its efforts to deliver power. NRG Energy, a leading power producer with a generating capacity of about 24,570 MW (as well as 470 MW of renewable energy assets), is getting more greener as it invests in wind and solar power. The vast majority of NRG's power plants are in North America, but it also has one in Australia and one in Germany. Its portfolio includes more than 190 generation units at 45 power plants. It also markets natural gas, oil, and other commodities, and invests in district heating and cooling and alternative... More

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