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Great company to work for if you enjoy the energy business.

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Canonsburg, PA
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Canonsburg, PA

I have been working at GenOn Energy

Pros

Good employees, travel opportunities, lots of hands on experience for those wjho don't mind going out to the plant and getting their hands dirty. There are also lots of office jobs for cubicle engineers. They seem to make na effort to ensure that you like what you are doing. They also reward employees with bonuses and incentive packages when goals are met within your department. These goals are also very realistic.

Cons

Ony have fossil fuel generation assets which may hurt them down the line. I would like to see them become more diversified which woudl in turn lead to employees being more diversified. There is definatly an attitude that global warming is not a big concern except for the public opinion leading to tougher regulations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rethink your furture generation stragety. Fossil fuel is indeed an important part of the energy mix, but it will become more of a mix in the yeards ahead. Put yourself in a better position to take advantage of that.

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    Good benefits and environment..needs more skilled managers

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    Former Employee - Portfolio Valuation Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Portfolio Valuation Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    Very good benefits: 6% 401K match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (purchase stock at 85% of market value), good Health plan, affordable dental and vision, target bonuses for some roles.

    The gym at the 1000 Main location is excellent and a free trainer is available.

    Reliant has a very collegial and respectful work environment.

    Cons

    Senior positions are often filled externally rather than internally. Post-Enron, the company invested much less in employee training. However, fewer training classes were partially offset by the availability of internet "self-training" resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Joel Staff, the CEO when I worked at Reliant, did a good job communicating with employees in his weekly voice mail. Also, giving away points (redeemable for merchandise) to recognize people for living company values was a good program.

    I would like to see a culture of greater accountability and more promotions given internally. Delivering high quality training will facilitate more internal promotions. Reliant should reinstate the rotation program they had for high potential employees during the energy boom.

    Last, Reliant still has some brilliant senior managers, many from McKinsey. However, their intellectual strength doesn't necessarily translate to superior managerial skill. Human resources should ensure the are rewarding the right behaviors.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Negative experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GenOn Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are no pros to this company. Seems like a company that has no direction.

    Cons

    Management will tell you what you want to hear and not back up with results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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