NRG Energy Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Not_bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Management needs improvement - tries to more than it can handle


  2. Marketing Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment and very laidback. Fair amount of work on daily basis.

    Cons

    None. I loved working here.


  3. Current employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a decent company to work for, the pay is good, and there are annual bonuses based on company metrics.

    Cons

    The company does not allow for much work/life balance. The health benefits are getting worse every year.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with communication across the company, and ask for more employee input before making decisions that affect the work force.


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  5. Electrical Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and flexable work hours

    Cons

    Poor benefits. Those that do more get more work but the people that don't want to do anything are never asked to do more and there behavoir is never corrected

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable for there jobs and reward them for what they do. Come up with a remedy to senoir management taking credit for other peoples work. A constant problem is upper management giving solod performers poor reviews in order to keep them where they are.


  6. Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Very diverse.

    Cons

    They keep employees in the same position too long. No room for upward mobility. Training is horrible.


  7. Outstanding- broad yet rewarding experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Trader in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Trader in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Led by senior management that is one of a kind. Totally flat organization. Growth and exposure is unlimited for the hard working-go getter type.

    Cons

    Company has expanded many folds, reaching in to vast lines of businesses and segments. Necessary evil, but seems to be losing its original cohesive relationship model.

    Advice to Management

    Bureaucracy is trickling in, please find and eliminate it when at its early stage.


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    Retail Operarions Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Analyst I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Analyst I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, growth opportunities and pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Depending on the departmentioned you work for it takes a while to become a full time employee. I was a contractor for about 4 years before I was hired permanent.


  9. Document Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked here for 8 years and I must say that it's one of the better companies I've worked for. It's a lot of fun and the people are really nice.

    Cons

    I have no cons. I think this company is awesome!


  10. Frustrated in renewables

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Laredo, TX
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Laredo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    +pay and bonus are excellent +upper management lets you do your job without much interference +PTO is very flexible and for Ops Managers very generous +a solid financially run company +very good reimbursement program (any travel is taken care of by the company without any out-of-pocket expenses).

    Cons

    -the "renew" part of NRG might as well be pronounced Solar because this is what the focus is on. - Wind employees are third class citizens behind Thermal(coal and gas) and Solar. Processes and procedures are written to fit Coal and not Wind power. -the Leaders at the highest levels don't want to recognize Wind as a growth opportunity and stifle the conversation dealing with how profitable Wind is compared to Solar. They (read that David Crane) refuse to break out contributions to profit by segment as they know it would be hard to explain to investors why wind is given short shrift compared to solar. -insane amount of bureaucracy just to get a local vendor qualified to do the most mundane tasks because the "risk management" group does not understand Wind Operations and that the remoteness of wind sites limits which companies will even perform work at your remote location.

    Advice to Management

    Place more focus on Wind Power, come clean on the amount of contribution to revenue Wind Power provides versus Solar. If you don't you will lose employee engagement and If that happens you will soon become the most inefficient Wind Operations group in North America if you are not already. Buying your way to a larger renewable size is not a substitute for developing Wind Power. What good is it to use Wind as a talking point when you are not dedicated to its success? "Being the 4th largest renewable energy company"...won't mean a thing if your most dedicated people are leaving to join REAL Wind Operations organizations...or worse just going through the motions as they know no one is really watching...or that anyone really cares. Last bit of advice, look at what the leading Wind Operations company is doing and make a real effort to emulate them.


  11. Learning Experience but Capped Ceiling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant, Commercial Operations in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant, Commercial Operations in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I met a lot of great people and learned a lot about the industry. The large portfolio allows employees to earn a diverse view of the power industry as a whole. Additionally, benefits packages are fair with a high level of PTO, good insurance at cheap rates, and free lunch in the Princeton office.

    Cons

    Due to the size of the company, your job focus is typically pretty narrow. Additionally, it is tough to move upward without changing roles or departments. Job rotation is encouraged, but sometimes it is tough to orchestrate.

    Advice to Management

    Return to the startup mentality the company was founded with. The company may be huge now, but that doesn't mean you can't make it feel small.



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