GenOn Energy Reviews

Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
26 Reviews
2.9
26 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company ruined by consolidation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Compliance Administrator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at GenOn Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, good bonuses, and no micro-management

    Cons

    The company was focused on consolidating teams due to a merger which was very distracting for all of the leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Responsible staff, decent training for the most part, but lack of senior management skill or care.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    RRI is a large company with many departments so career movement is very possible. The pay scale seems to be on the higher end of comparable positions in other energy companies.

    Cons

    Lack of senior management skills in fixing problems seems to be a persistent issue. The economic environment of the company is challenging which doesn't create a strong comfort level, and gives the feel that major overhauls of operations could come at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with employees is required to build trust, loyalty, and pride with your rank in file employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting - these are exciting times in the power generation business.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    The people; the numerous opportunities to learn and grow professionally.

    Cons

    The lack of leadership for a clear vision of future from upper management - granted that it's difficult to sometimes define, but there was no consistent message from company leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those in "the trenches" - they have the experience and great advice to offer.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed working with great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Asset Optimization in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Optimization in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Best reason to work at GenOn was the people.

    Cons

    Downside of working at GenOn was the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management - listen and don't be so arrogant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GenOn Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    work life balance was nice

    Cons

    got bought out last year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    GenOn now NRG

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    Good growing business that takes care of people

    Cons

    Departments are silo'd off from eachother

  8.  

    Worked for 18 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GenOn Energy

    Pros

    It was a great company until they decided to split the company for deregulation. After that, it seemed to continue to go downhill until it was taken over by NRG.

    Cons

    Poor upper management that ran company into ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its kinda late since it doesn't truly exist anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mgr Gross Margin Evaluation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Gross Margin Evaluation in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager Gross Margin Evaluation in Houston, TX

    I worked at GenOn Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent salary and friend team environment

    Cons

    Not as many opportunity for growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good training and opportunities to grow within the gas and power industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GenOn Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and Salaries are good

    Cons

    Company has been through two mergers; constant layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a team environment and employee relationships will improve

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Experience was OK, company consistenty downsized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GenOn Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Location, Training, and Benefits.

    Cons

    The Turnover in the department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Environment is needs more structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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