Reliant Energy Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
32 Reviews
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    Business Analyst - Contractor

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This 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....

    Cons

    There were no cons while working at Reliant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reliant Energy

    Pros

    People, Benefits, Career Progression, Communication

    Cons

    More cross functional training provided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
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    Great Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Information Architect in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Information Architect in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reliant Energy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    There are none so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The employees who are the greatest asst to this company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Segment Servicess II - CSA Department in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Key Segment Servicess II - CSA Department in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Job 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    I love the people I work with!

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    • Senior Management
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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)

    Pros

    The people are awesome to work with. Great environment with many challenges if you're will to take them on.

    Cons

    Recently acquired by NRG who is continuing to acquire more companies and have seen some layoffs over the past year as a result of the growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Billing Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reliant Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Growth potential is there, there is lots of new changes everyday, as they are merging.The atmosphere is aggressive

    Cons

    Co-workers tend to be clannish,and at the end of the day there has been some petty stuff.And you might get better perks if you are a who you know type of person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value everyone contributions that helped you get to that goal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    6 years with company

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and some flexibility

    Cons

    Salaries are low for the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer service

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Houston, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, room for growth, professional work place, friendly environment, refreshments for employees, bosses are friendly and supportive, fun activities to improve relationship between employees, transparency between different departments. Overtime opportunity. Upper managers are attentive and notice, encourage employee performance.

    Cons

    Stress from angry customers, office in downtown so lunches are expensive and have to walk far. Difficult to move to other departments even the jobs are more suitable with interests, education because of the current position in customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be attentive to employee performance and needs. Give opportunities for employees to move within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reliant Energy

    Pros

    Reliant energy has a great working environment

    Cons

    The takeover made things a little more stringent at the workplace. But still a great place to work.

    Recommends

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