RRI Energy, Inc

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Updated May 15, 2014

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RRI Energy, Inc Chairman and CEO Edward R. (Ed) Muller

Edward R. (Ed) Muller


33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Responsible staff, decent training for the most part, but lack of senior management skill or care.

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsRRI is a large company with many departments so career movement is very possible. The pay scale seems to be on the higher end of comparable positions in other energy companies.

    ConsLack of senior management skills in fixing problems seems to be a persistent issue. The economic environment of the company is challenging which doesn't create a strong comfort level, and gives the feel that major overhauls of operations could come at any time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication with employees is required to build trust, loyalty, and pride with your rank in file employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting - these are exciting times in the power generation business.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people; the numerous opportunities to learn and grow professionally.

    ConsThe lack of leadership for a clear vision of future from upper management - granted that it's difficult to sometimes define, but there was no consistent message from company leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to those in "the trenches" - they have the experience and great advice to offer.

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    Not the best not the worst

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThe pay is decent. Good 401K. Health care is average. Big improvement in safety over last few years.(still needs some work but way better) Bonus programs.

    ConsWay understaffed. Management doesn't want to hire cause they say it doesn't improve their bottom line but don't care if employees go months without a day off. Upper management is not able to be trusted. Company can be wasteful in their spending.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to bring the work week closer to 40 hours. Get ready for the 58+ crowd retiring in the next couple years. Try spending money were needed instead of wasting it.

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    Not a good place to work. Moral is rock low from the lowest worker to the top.

    Director (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsExciting industry with a lot of changes
    Good compensation
    Not deep in talent so you have a chance to shine

    ConsTerrible senior management
    Weakly positioned to compete in industry
    Lack of clear direction from the top
    Too much emphasis on painting a rosey picture, rather than dealing with reality

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust the people who report to you to make decisions
    Learn more about the business
    Stop hiring consultants to tell you how to run the business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK place to work but not much for career advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsWork/Life Balance, Senior Management communicates to employees often

    ConsNo Career advancement opportunities for everyone

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop succession planning for talent cultivation

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    Engineer (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Prosflexible working hours, worklife balance

    Consnot fair in promotions, not possible to work from home

    Advice to Senior Managementcareer encouragement

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    Reliant Energy - Houston, Texas

    Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsCompensation appears to in line with other companies in the energy industry. Location - if you enjoy working downtown.

    ConsHard to get promoted. During my time at the company I have yet to see someone get promoted on my team and more senior positions are almost always filled externally. Although I was hired into the company at a fair compensation level, raises of more than 1 to 2.5% are hard to come by. Since NRG acquired the retail business in early 2009, Reliant has lost many of the perks that once made it a great place to work. Upper management is very out of touch with the rest of the organization and employee morale seems to be at an old time low -- making it a very challenging place to work day in and day out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees and treat them like adults. There are many talented people capable of great work if given the opportunity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent pay, but that's about it

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsSalaries at Reliant still appear to be competitive with other employers.

    ConsSince being purchased by NRG, Reliant Energy has lost all the advantages that kept employees coming back: scheduling flexibility, rewards program, generous sickleave. I think many people have been staying put due to the down economy, but that's changing quickly and as jobs appear, valuable people will begin leaving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people instead of just each other. I think many people have been staying put due to the down economy, but that's changing quickly and as jobs appear, valuable people will begin leaving.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stressful, overworked and underpaid.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHealth care benefits and 401K is the only good thing.

    ConsNew phone system implemented, firing 50+ productive individuals for allegedly "hanging up" on customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to recognize agents that are actually working and holding up to the values of the company instead of trying to over work them in a very stressful evironment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for if you enjoy the energy business.

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Canonsburg, PA

    ProsGood employees, travel opportunities, lots of hands on experience for those wjho don't mind going out to the plant and getting their hands dirty. There are also lots of office jobs for cubicle engineers. They seem to make na effort to ensure that you like what you are doing. They also reward employees with bonuses and incentive packages when goals are met within your department. These goals are also very realistic.

    ConsOny have fossil fuel generation assets which may hurt them down the line. I would like to see them become more diversified which woudl in turn lead to employees being more diversified. There is definatly an attitude that global warming is not a big concern except for the public opinion leading to tougher regulations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRethink your furture generation stragety. Fossil fuel is indeed an important part of the energy mix, but it will become more of a mix in the yeards ahead. Put yourself in a better position to take advantage of that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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