NRG Energy Reviews

Updated April 18, 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)

  • Benefits package is above average and the ability to further develop industry insights is reasonably well promoted (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Do not work here if you have children, there is no work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • No work life balance, a lot of overtime, but no reward (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great job good atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good job growth

    Cons

    Not many if any i say

  2. Cutting edge power company defining Green technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Forward thinking company defining Green Energy as a disruptive market force

    Cons

    Top heavy with a very dated infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    High tech begins with a solid, unified infrastructure

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company with Excellent Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Open work environment (no offices) helps with collaboration.
    -Free lunch everyday in Princeton office
    -Excellent Bonus
    -not long hours (depends on which group)
    -great atmosphere and driven leadership

    Cons

    -princeton is expensive place to live, but salaries are much higher here than elsewhere

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  5. Great experience and great co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Operations Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The level of knowledge and experience in the energy sector, retail, wholesale, renewable, etc. is incredible and allows others to learn a lot about what the company is working towards.

    Cons

    There isn't a very good process for implementing new ideas and/or business segments which can lead to a lack of support.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees the option to have a flexible work schedule (i.e. working remotely, 9/80, etc.) to give a better work life balance.

  6. Great People, Great Leadership, A Lot of Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Functional Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Functional Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A forward thinking company with true vision for the future. Operationally, continuing to make profits for shareholders through traditional generation while stretching to develop the future of the energy industry.

    Management is flexible as long as individuals can deliver results through (heavy) workload.

    Competitive compensation and benefits mitigates turnover that would otherwise result from high workload.

    Cons

    Functional areas are run lean which leads to excessive workload.

  7. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP CRM FUnctional Expert in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - SAP CRM FUnctional Expert in Houston, TX

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and lot of great things to learn.

    Cons

    ISU industry have different customization. Overall well designed.

  8. Forward thinking company with flexible, fast paced environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay, Smart managers, Nice Collegues

    Cons

    Intentional infighting among different departments

  9. Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Controls Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Controls Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at NRG Energy as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large Scale & Large Scope, Long term projects, huge technical and professional skills, client side benefits

    Cons

    reluctant to hire on FT salaried project staff, therefore, project personnel are mostly working on contract without benefits, 401k, paid vacation etc

    Advice to Management

    consider taking the top talent on as FT staff with all the benefits, then you would be paying a 100% markup on the field services staffing and project professionals.

  10. Great place to work, really there for their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Even though it's a busy company there is plenty of time off it allows to be with family.
    Bonus checks.
    Free things all the time.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment.

  11. Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything. Great place to work.

    Cons

    No Cons to think of.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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