Reliant Energy Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
31 Reviews

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31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Reliant Energy

    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

    Recommends
  2.  

    Overall, Reliant was a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay is decent, and they schedules are pretty flexible.

    Cons

    No room to grow within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give to top sellers more opportunity to grow within the company, besides giving out giftcards

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company in transition

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

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    The 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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Too 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    In transition

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reliant Energy

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop mentor ship and development programs for junior level employees

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opinions

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

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited, high turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act on commitment to invest in employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    ANALYST

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reliant Energy

    Pros

    Pay industry standards, large, stable parent company

    Cons

    Poor upper management, Tough work environment and work culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on employee development, clear long term business plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Reliant Energy job experience review

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

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big well known company. Lots of diff opportunity

    Cons

    No work life balance for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Analyst

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    Current Employee - Risk Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team of talented people to work with

    Cons

    Company benefits are not as good as other companies in same industry. Promotions are far and few and not often communicated to the group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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