Reliant Energy Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    People, Benefits, Career Progression, Communication

    Cons

    More cross functional training provided

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Billing Analyst Company Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Strong company, good location and good leadership

    Cons

    Very large number of employees. You tend to become a number rather than a name.

    Advice to Management

    Try to provide employees with better communication and transparency


  3. Overall, Reliant was a good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Bright fellow employees, lots of interaction with management team, good work and life balance, perks including tickets to sporting events

    Cons

    too many consultants working on-site, constant flux on leadership team, too much of a short-term focus versus longer term focus by the company

    Advice to Management

    Continue to exploit a leadership position in smart energy while trying to offer more competitive offerings from a cost perspective


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  5. Good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits are good and they are worth their weight in gold, it was a great place to work. would recommend this company.

    Cons

    NRG take over was the worst thing that could have happened, they micro managed all process and leadership functions within the company


  6. Difficult Place to Work during Ownership Transition

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    People committed to their customers and each other Strong work ethic from employees Good benefits

    Cons

    Loss of benefits with new NRG ownership Lack of clear leadership from Senior Management Inconsistent support for retail business


  7. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    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.


  8. Pretty good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends

    Pros

    Its a big company with lots of potential

    Cons

    Lots of politics, don't pay alot. no appreciation.


  9. a place where you could utilize skills in time management while multi-tasking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    a big organization with opportunities to move around the company, to gain exposure in different field while participating in cross-functional projects

    Cons

    an older firm that changes slowly, sometimes behind the pace of market, business might out-grown the in-house systems from time to time

    Advice to Management

    provide more transparency on company direction, more team bonding environment that would increase productivity and efficiency, lead by example when situation arises


  10. Helpful (1)

    Bad for long term career growth senior management lacks vision

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay is good and feedback on activities is given. Moreover junior cadre gel in well and are friendly. You can sometimes move up fast if you are in the proper lobby. Visibility is often there. Immediate bosses are supportive of their juniors

    Cons

    Management lacks vision and often makes erratic decisions. Factionalism is rife and your advancement depends on your sycophancy and the faction you are in. Juniors are not well treated by the middle management. Company lacks standard operating procedures in work and too much depends on the individual with no fail safe mechanisms in place.

    Advice to Management

    Please avoid the perennial firefighting mode. Take sound decisions at the corporate levels like viability of the projects to be taken up. More often than not management indulges in value destruction. Further please try to control this sycophancy culture and curb factionalism


  11. Helpful (2)

    Customer service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time (More than a 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 Management

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



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