Reliant Energy Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. good Christian company

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    Former Employee - Driver/Mechanical in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Driver/Mechanical in Odessa, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with, always treated fairly

    Cons

    Work got slow and had to look for other sources of income

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead

  2. Ok, but get ready to work constantly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Bonus structure, intelligent people to work with

    Cons

    Untrustworthy management , poor career advancement opps, always crazy busy

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reliant Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people to work with.

    Cons

    No telecommuting opportunities, advancement is not encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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  5. Poor leadership styles and no support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time

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

    Pros

    The people I work with have great personalities and the company provides outings and events for the employees.

    Cons

    Management has to learn to lead by example. Also, it would be nice to feel support by management, if we are a "team" then management needs to learn to treat their employees with respect just like they require their employees to treat the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example or you will continue to lose good employees that bring value to the company.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good people management sucks!!!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy

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

    Pros

    The people rock!!! I loved the luncheons that were thrown.

    Cons

    Most people are contract as a result you are treated as if any day could be your last

    Advice to Management

    Listen

  7. Helpful (2)

    Great people, bad organizational structure and leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Reliant is a great place to meet friendly and excited people. Managers and leaders are approachable and do not over micro manage. Reliant is engaging in newer markets and endeavors, a rare sight in a fairly traditional industry, and there are exciting things to come.

    Cons

    The current organization structure is quite terrible. A lot of organization roles are assigned out of favor or to fill in missing holes in the existing structure instead of taking a step back to seriously reconsider how to reorganize the company in preparation to do bigger and newer things. There is very little training and documentation and the IT data warehouse and processes are ill-defined, leading up to a lot of front-end inefficiencies and bottlenecks that are never addressed over the years.

    Career progression is not out of merit, but very much out of favor and relationship. There are no paths to advancing in levels up the career since none of these are clearly stated or presented to employees. You will have to do more than doing good work, and network in order to advance for the work that you do.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously reconsider the current organization structure of the business. Understand that the IT/data weaknesses of the company will be the greatest bottleneck of the company as all industries/companies are moving fast paced into a very efficient/automated future.

    Performance review in its current state is in a bad state. It feels a lot more like a deadline to fill in a paper document instead of a real development process. Managers should be focused on helping grow people through these performance reviews instead of receiving documents to be passed to HR.

  8. The management is very good. The have a good handle on the industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Owner in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Owner in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are plenty if opportunities for advancement. Management is very good in helping your career progress.

    Cons

    It is very fast paced.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on employee growth.

  9. Helpful (2)

    It was better before NRG

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reliant Energy

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

    Pros

    It was an ok place to work

    Cons

    Work never got done, everything changed every week

    Advice to Management

    Management changed every year and everything else with them

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company culture depending on the group you are in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Information Architect in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Senior Information Architect in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reliant Energy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is amazing. Most managers allow you to work your own schedule.

    Cons

    The ability to move up is slow. Pay is very bonus dependent.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Customer service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The ppl that you work with are awesome

    Cons

    The benefits are not as good as they use to be.

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