NRG Energy
3.1 of 5 49 reviews
www.nrgenergy.com Princeton, NJ 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014

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73% Approve of the CEO

NRG Energy President, CEO, and Director David W. Crane

David W. Crane

(33 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good Benefits, Horrible Management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NRG Energy full-time for more than a year

ProsCompensation, benefits are good, free lunch

ConsLong 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 Senior Managementbe honest, take care of your employees, be respectful

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Not a friendly work environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NRG Energy

ProsPay and bonus and location

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

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate an emotionally safer environment for its employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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NRG Energy?

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Princeton, NJ

I have been working at NRG Energy

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

ConsNo Work / life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide effective feedback to employees
Be Fair

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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OK place to work

Director (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at NRG Energy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMajority of the people are nice, into community works.

ConsSenior Management does not have a good strategy for the company. They are all over the places.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the core business. Buying businesses, but not integrating well will not make the company successful

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Insecure leadership. Inexperienced employees. Lazy work environment.

Director (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at NRG Energy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLow expectations. Good pay. Bankers hours. Most employees are pleasant to work with.

ConsInexperienced leaders made up of only long-term employees with no real-world experience. Watch your back with all leaders across the company. Lots of wasted time in meetings. No one can make a decision.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit focusing on PR activities and look at real value creation. Bring in people with real business experience if you hope to survive long term. CEO creates a bad environment and encourages in-fighting which only results in wasted effort internally rather than how to grow the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unhappy former employee telling it like it really is.

FOT Senior (Former Employee)
Birdsboro, PA

I worked at NRG Energy full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat Money and Benefits. Interesting work.

ConsCompany really doesn't care about the power plant employees. Just a number.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect the people that make the company go.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good people, good work, but...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NRG Energy full-time

ProsSome of the smartest people in American industry
Exciting, changing industry
Dynamic company, going places
Oftentimes a fun place

ConsSub-market pay
Mediocre benefits; very poor health insurance
No stock or incentives except for senior execs
Bonus are threatened by actions of others even if your performance is superb
Plan to work while on vacation

Advice to Senior ManagementBack off on on constant the HR lectures; we are adults
Share the wealth (when the market improves, people will exit if you don't)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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To succeed at NRG, one has to be part of in-crowd. Company values are only in paper, not in practice.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NRG Energy full-time

Pros401K contribution and bonus is good.

ConsToo much politics, most managers lack leadership skill, career advancement depends on your relationship with Manager and there is not formal career growth plan.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to practice what it preaches as core values of the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They are totally clueless about efficient operations.

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at NRG Energy full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people to work with especially in Reliant part of the business

ConsThey keep acquiring other companies but do nothing to consolidate and streamline process. At some point they will collapse.

Advice to Senior ManagementFrom the CEO down, consider the fact that your employees and their experience is the biggest asset you have.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worked for better companies but steady employment

Strategic Sourcing Manager (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at NRG Energy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay in easy job environment

ConsLack of direction and contunity

Advice to Senior ManagementTear down the silo mentality

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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