Reliant Energy

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't waste your time !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I got a free nest thermostat : )

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Wise up . Be honest with new hires

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Business Analyst - Contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reliant Energy as a contractor (less than a 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
  6. 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 (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
  7.  

    Contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Great location, decent pay, comfortable workspaces

    Cons

    No love for contractors, who are not always treated the best way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More openness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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
  9.  

    Work Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Leadership 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The employees who are the greatest asst to this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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