NRG Energy Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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NRG Energy President, CEO, and Director David W. Crane
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. they dont pay you.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Towson, MD

    I have been working at NRG Energy

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

    Pros

    i have nothing good to say.

    Cons

    do not work here they are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    pay the employees

  2. Worst employer I have ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EDI Analyst/Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - EDI Analyst/Developer in Houston, TX

    I worked at NRG Energy

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

    Pros

    Location in downtown Houston is very convenient

    Cons

    Working environment, management styles, poor communication, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Reorganization is desperately needed

  3. How Not To Merge Companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AR Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - AR Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at NRG Energy

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

    Pros

    There is no reason at all to work for NRG

    Cons

    Headquarters in New Jersey make more than distance a problem in cooperation and synergy
    No chance to be judged on the merits of your work
    Below-market compensation

    Advice to Management

    Since electricity and other energy products are essentially the same for all providers, the brand depends on service for its competitive advantage. You depend on your employees, so treating them as interchangeable playing pieces is not only bad for your work environment, it also degrades the results you deliver to customers.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Terrible place to work.......if you're female.

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    Current Employee - Office Worker
    Current Employee - Office Worker

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, great coworkers, laid back environment.

    Cons

    Very low wages for what is expected of you. No employee value. No value of family. No flexibility. Discrimination. Do not work here if you have children, there is no work/life balance. They pretend to care, but they really don't. You are nothing more than a number on the timeclock. Horrible management and inconsistent practices. Terrible communication. Very unfair place to be if you are in administration.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make promises to employees that you have no intention on keeping. Do not pretend that you value them as people when you really do not.

  6. Bad decision taking a job here!!!

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    Current Employee - Electronic Tech in Tomball, TX
    Current Employee - Electronic Tech in Tomball, TX

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are hardly any good things about NRG Well Stimulation in Tomball, TX. The only good thing is when and if you make it to your assigned days off!

    Cons

    This company does its best to have the "what they call" management try to intimidate, threaten, and belittle all shop employees! I have never worked at a company that treats its employees so bad on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like the good people they are, not like prison inmates!!!!! Horrible place to work!!!!

  7. Poorly-run disjointed corporation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Make a living and be exposed to how a large company can work.

    Cons

    Company runs at whims of the CEO with little ability of other executives in charge to make a decision. NRG is a very large corporation with lots of subsidiaries and tons of fiefdoms. Not employee-centric.

  8. blind leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Control Operator MSO III in Uncasville, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Control Operator MSO III in Uncasville, CT

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is good for the area.

    Cons

    management out of touch. upper echelon gets there with serious ethics violations. run by lawyers, not people that know how to run a power plant. don't care about employees or equipment...run plants into the ground. Retirement of employees is going to leave a HUGE hole in plant operations.

    Advice to Management

    Do whatever it takes to keep well trained, long term employees. Hire managers that KNOW your plants. Practice what you preach regarding ethics violations.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Good Benefits, Horrible Management

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits are good, free lunch

    Cons

    Long hours, incompetent management, expectations are moving targets, heavily political working environment, management does not care about employees at all, management has no integrity (for the group I'm in)

    Advice to Management

    be honest, take care of your employees, be respectful

  10. Not a friendly work environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and bonus and location

    Cons

    Open office environment
    HR not trusted
    Very political
    Communicationa nd feedback not wanted

    Advice to Management

    Create an emotionally safer environment for its employees

  11. NRG Energy?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NRG promotes an entrepreneurial spirit, however that has led to several dysfunctional departments in which management feedback is not effectively communicated.

    Cons

    No Work / life balance

    Advice to Management

    Provide effective feedback to employees
    Be Fair

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