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Reliant Energy Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
Reliant Energy – Paralākhemundi – “132/33Kv S/S paralakehmundi”

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3.0 29 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

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Elizabeth Killinger

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Business Analyst - Contractor

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThis was an excellent company to work for. The pay was good and the people were great. Strong support from management and the were very focused on the projects we were working on. Great company to work for....

    ConsThere were no cons while working at Reliant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company in transition

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe compensation package was good, annual bonus, 401K and generous vacation at sign-on
    A mature IT Development Lifecycle
    Worked with some great IT Senior Management

    ConsThe company was constantly acquiring new acquisitions; the state of employment was in constant flux
    The salary was competitive, but at the low end of the scale
    Working downtown at the Pavilion was not convenient; long walk from Metro Bus route at downtown locations

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much management and not enough worker bees... Really need to reassess how you determine who stays and who goes when going thru a merger/acquisition situation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    In transition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood compensation, great work life balance, close work culture on individual teams

    ConsLimited growth opportunity for promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop mentor ship and development programs for junior level employees

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    Don't waste your time !

    Sales Agent (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsI got a free nest thermostat : )

    ConsThis is a MUST READ if you're considering being a sales agent for Reliant Energy/Tecomax !
    You're literally hired on the spot but don't be deceived , most don't stay . We had a hired class of about 49 people and maybe only one or two stayed .
    Here's why . Your day starts at 8am . Then you spend an hour or so listening to the millionaires of the company talk of their financial success . Then you sit around the office trying to hype each other up until about 1pm . From there you go to your territory . You're dropped off in a neighborhood from 1:30 to around 9:00 pm knocking the same doors over and over . While you're knocking doors your supervisors spend the day in their cars eating and staying out of the elements . Even if you have an emergency and have to leave they will not come get you . They say the ones that are successful endure it . That's your day .
    Also don't be deceived by the pay ! It's NOT $100 a deal the way they say . It starts at $80 a deal BUT the regional managers cut is also taken from that so you start at $60 a deal .
    Only the higher ups profit that's why they hire in volume knowing most won't stay

    Advice to Senior ManagementWise up . Be honest with new hires

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

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    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat work / life balance, lots of volunteer opportunities, competitive pay

    ConsAdvancement opportunities are limited, high turnover rate

    Advice to Senior ManagementAct on commitment to invest in employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Contractor

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat location, decent pay, comfortable workspaces

    ConsNo love for contractors, who are not always treated the best way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore openness

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Work Environment

    Senior Information Architect (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsWork life balance is amazing and initial pay as a contractor is ideal

    ConsConversion to perm is a lower salary than expected but bonus structure is large

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work Experience

    Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThis is one of the best electric utility company to work in USA. They are well organised and work with all forms of business in the energy industry. They have a certain standard and you can notice while working with the company. This is a definite recommendation if you have dreams to move to energy sector.

    ConsThere are none so far.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Inexperienced leaders. Too focused on operations vs. driving more business

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsPays well. Benefits are okay. People are mostly nice.

    ConsLeadership is like-minded and has been working together for over 10 years. No upward mobility unless you've been at the company for many years. Can't trust leadership to do what's right. Business is not growing and they will have to be in cost-cutting mode for the foreseeable future. No real strategy for the future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook outside of the building and see how other companies compete for business. Bring in outside leaders with experience in marketing and driving subscription type services.

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

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    The employees who are the greatest asst to this company.

    Key Segment Servicess II - CSA Department (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe employees who work as a team, the profession manner that is expected, the corporate values, the possibility to try new departments in the company. We had a high turn over of supervisor in our department. When a new supervisor came to our group, all people would do their best to bring management up to speed.

    ConsJob security: Reliant Energy was on the verge of bankruptsy. NRG bought our company and before the ink was dried on the contracts, Exelon tried to buy out Nrg. NRG recently purchased Green Mountain. Due to the merger with Green Mountain and Reliant, there were many employees laid off. I did not like how the lay off process was handled from human resource Department. A false hood regarding unemployment was given to each person that was laid off, The lack of integrity from NRG, lessened my respect for this company to some extent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe success of a company hinges on the success of the employees. Please lead by example that there has to be highest level of integrity. Employees follow the lead of management. Employees do see a person of integrity as a person to follow and attempt to emulate..

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

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