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Decent pay, but that's about it

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I have been working at GenOn Energy

Pros

Salaries at Reliant still appear to be competitive with other employers.

Cons

Since being purchased by NRG, Reliant Energy has lost all the advantages that kept employees coming back: scheduling flexibility, rewards program, generous sickleave. I think many people have been staying put due to the down economy, but that's changing quickly and as jobs appear, valuable people will begin leaving.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your people instead of just each other. I think many people have been staying put due to the down economy, but that's changing quickly and as jobs appear, valuable people will begin leaving.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Stressful, overworked and underpaid.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    Health care benefits and 401K is the only good thing.

    Cons

    New phone system implemented, firing 50+ productive individuals for allegedly "hanging up" on customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to recognize agents that are actually working and holding up to the values of the company instead of trying to over work them in a very stressful evironment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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