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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

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Get better management


  2. Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GenOn Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay Stable as much as possible in a challenging time in the industry Good benefits; on industry standard or above Treat people right: respect and fairness Good communication from the CEO to employees

    Cons

    The industry is having a tough time with the air regulations forcing plant closings Work / life balance suffered from long hours


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