NRG Energy Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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NRG Energy President, CEO, and Director David W. Crane
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Pros
  • Good pay in easy job environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Compensation and benefits package are pretty competitive (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Overflowing plate of work projects does not lend well to focus; analysis paralysis to get management decisions; no work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Do not work here if you have children, there is no work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Compliance Administrator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free food, discounts, nice environment

    Cons

    open format office space, no privacy

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. Too much for too little

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    NRG is a large company that is nation wide. There are plenty of opportunities for relocating. The largest grouping of facilities are on the east and west coast and in Texas.

    Cons

    Although the salaries for management are decent, the expectation of working long hours and being available by phone and e-mail 365 days a year is unreasonable. PTO allotment is low Benefits are on the low side for such a large company. 401K matching is low for the size of the company. The company is constantly tightening up at the middle management level and lower, while upper management is expanding and upper management salaries are increasing. There is a continuing theme of staff reduction and doubling up on duties at the traditional jobs while increasing staffing and salaries of the new (unprofitable) markets.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth and take care of the people who are working at facilities that keep the company profitable. Increase the 401K match percentage Have a better 401k contribution toward retirement for those who do not get a retirement plan or retirement benefits. Increase the PTO allotment for those who are taking on the extra work as you eliminate important positions at your traditional plants. Set up your corporate groups to support the plants instead of constantly penalizing the plants and adding to the workload of the plants.


  3. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    really good training with alot of resposiblities

    Cons

    not flexible with schedules at all


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  5. Coal plant operator

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    Current Employee - Coal Plant Operator in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Coal Plant Operator in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Lots of overtime

    Cons

    The company doesn't care about the employees. Converting to gas in the spring of next year, and layinf off most of us. Not doing anything for thos of us lookin to lose our jobs. Is planning to run on a skeleton crew. They are spending any money to fix safety concerns until someone gets hurt.


  6. Excellent company to work for! Fortune 250 & your treated as such

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for! Fortune 250 & your treated as such. Great management, great co-workers. There's always something going on for the reps or team members. Management definitely recognizes when your doing well and will reward you for it. Love NRG!

    Cons

    Nothing to say here. Nothing at all!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!


  7. Opportunities only for the Select Few

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth Company - aquiring many assets

    Cons

    Too focused on annual bonuses vs. development of employees

    Advice to Management

    Become Transparent


  8. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open Seating - No Offices Good Company Matching for 401k Stock Purchase Program

    Cons

    Company is continuing to buy up other companies. Too many brands under one umbrella makes it confusing.


  9. Wish I could have gotten 30+ years out of the company like some. Sucks To Have Been Born In 77...

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    Current Employee - Coal Plant Operator in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Coal Plant Operator in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Management, Hands On Training

    Cons

    Job Security, Gas Conversion, Lay Offs

    Advice to Management

    Keep Doing What You Are Doing, It Works...


  10. ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a reputable company overall. Im just ready to get more money

    Cons

    The pay is not good for my position

    Advice to Management

    None. I feel like they are doing the best they can


  11. Words can't express

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fancy break rooms, free coffee, nice location

    Cons

    They took away quality benefits Reliant Energy offered their employees. i.e. bonus bucks, 9/80 schedules......

    Advice to Management

    You need to be more family focus and cater to your employees needs



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