Entergy Nuclear Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Entergy Nuclear SVP Operations and President and CEO, Entergy Operations John T. Herron
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  1. Great company to work for in the south

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear

    Pros

    great pay and good benefits

    Cons

    short handed on staff always

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people to level professional / personal life

  2. Design Engineer II

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Entergy Nuclear

    Pros

    Benefits, mediocrity rules, good salary

    Cons

    bureaucracy, lack of technical knowledge, aging workforce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Engineering

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    Former Employee - Engineer I
    Former Employee - Engineer I

    I worked at Entergy Nuclear

    Pros

    I worked with a great group of people

    Cons

    High turnover; promote externally rather than internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be competent in managing people. The most technically competent person does not make the best manager in most cases. Second, provide advancement opportunities for your people. It might be easier to hire an external candidate, but this is why you have high turnover. If you can't afford to lose that person to a promotion or lateral move immediately, work with them to develop a plan, and follow through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Happy as a chemistry technician

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Chemistry Technician in Saint Francisville, LA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Chemistry Technician in Saint Francisville, LA

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Rotating schedule, good pay, clear instructions

    Cons

    Stuff doesn't get fixed quickly making your job harder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Nuclear Shift Manager Ops

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Potential to move with in the company is great if you are qualified.

    Cons

    The hours can be long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Alternate Friday's off.
    Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    None at this time. D

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Lies, Lies, and more lies

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    Current Employee - Maintenance
    Current Employee - Maintenance

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They have good disability and paid time off programs. The pay is great if you can put up with their bs long enough to make them top you out.

    Cons

    Management lies,lies and more lies. I came in as a trainee but have journeyman certification in my trade. I was told I'd be at top pay in 18 months. I've been there longer than that and have only received a $ 0.70 raise in nearly two years. There's a 10$ an hour difference between what I make and top pay. They also brought other trade trainees in at top pay or a higher level than our shop. All maintenance shops have the same management past the third level. No consistency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit lying! Do what you say you are going to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    There's the real world, and then there's the nuclear world.

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    Former Employee - Engineer III in Russellville, AR
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Russellville, AR

    I worked at Entergy Nuclear full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The job security is pretty good, pay is at least average if not above average, opportunities for making extra money (i.e. excess straight time for salaried folks) during planned outages, and ability to work a 4/10 schedule (during non-outage periods).

    Cons

    I left the company after a couple of years because I believe that working in the field of nuclear power as an engineer can result in pigeon-holing the employee such that they are not prepared to go work anywhere outside of the nuclear industry. Majority of time is spent doing repetitive, non-value added work. Lots of focus on training, but not a lot of depth to the training. High stakes job = high stress job. Additionally, no guarantee that the plant will continue to operate until I'm ready to retire (i.e. 20 year license extension; who knows if it will be renewed when that expires).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on quality training. Improve the procedures that are largely full of "fluff" which only adds to confusion and differing interpretations among the users. Prepare better for the mass departure of retirement-age employees by allowing them to mentor their replacements for a greater period of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Frustrating

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Oversight
    Current Employee - Nuclear Oversight

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits (which are being cut). Not much else.

    Cons

    Constant Management re-org and changes. It seems they keep fumbling and changing because they have not found what works. Nuclear Oversight Organization is a disaster with poor leadership.

    Two downsizings in 7 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and value your employees. Constant change is not always a good thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall good experience as employee; disappointed to have to leave.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is quite good for the area, the people that I worked with at my plant were amazing: the best colleagues I've ever had, most management was approachable, I had very supportive immediate supervisors. Most people are very passionate and dedicated to doing a good job.

    Cons

    My experience was not typical and many other Entergy plants do not have the same work environment that mind did. The overall business plan is so "big picture" the top-level management has lost sight of the employees; I understand that this is a business and they need to make money, but to do it at the expense of employees is just not good business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate constantly with lower-level employees. Having upper-management only meetings does not get to the root of issues. Most lower-level employees don't feel safe talking to their managements, so issues are not going to com e through. You must reopen the doors to open, honest communication and accountability needs to go both ways.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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