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51 English questions out of 51

February 25, 2022

What is paid time off like at NRG Energy?

Pros

NRG as a company tries to have great culture with many initiatives, great communication from CEO, fun perks, good pay, benefits, and PTO. Most people are great to work with. Some flexibility in remote work. Recommend this company for position outside of sales.

Cons

Company culture is severely affected by certain members of upper management. Opportunity for growth is limited and completely based on favoritism not education, experience, success, or tenure. Micro management is high. Lack of boundaries and discrimination, especially around politics and opinions on current situations like Covid-19, vaccines, etc. Though the company is mostly liberal or neutral, this department is very conservative and if you don't align with that you're not in the inner circle. Lack of empathy and trust for those not in the "club". Too much bleed over from personal opinions that affect real business decisions. Unfair treatment of those outside of inner circle. Excessive finger pointing and criticism, even when exceeding goals and metrix, with not enough direction from leadership. No focus on innovation or growth. Can do no right attitude. Leadership feels that they know more than the feet on the ground and won't listen to feedback that doesn't support their limited and outdated views. Can you say confirmation bias? Many time consuming tasks are unessential to sales growth or job performance, and more to check up on employees who are currently being picked on. These also distract from the real work. Narrow minded leadership is not forward facing, and want things to be back as they were 10 years ago, while saying they are pushing for growth. Bullying and nitpicking from management is time consuming, exhausting, and very demotivating. Butts in seats, micro managing employees' schedules, and limited work life balance due to those lack of boundaries. Most people afraid to speak up or give a differing opinion even though all agree that these things are happening, even most of those in the inner circle. They are all afraid to stand up and lose their status so they allow the bullying to continue as long as it doesn't affect them. Leadership wants a physical return to office for collaboration, but current practices don't allow for true collaboration or innovation whether remote or in person.

Advice to Management

Take a good look at some of the upper level people managers. They are a lawsuit waiting to happen. Employees are afraid to go to HR for fear of retaliation and discrimination. Treat people with respect, and trust that you've hired qualified people who deliver results. Promote people based on tenure and performance Don't base reviews/pay/promotions on one person's personal opinions towards an employee.

NRG as a company tries to have great culture with many initiatives, great communication from CEO, fun perks, good pay, benefits, and PTO.

February 25, 2022

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August 9, 2021

Does NRG Energy offer massages?

Pros

Pay was relatively good for the amount of work, and strangely best IT systems of any company I've used. Used to have good perks like free lunch and 401k contributions, but those were taken away by the corporate raiders

Cons

Terrible, image-focused management. CEO Mauricio is fairly sharp, but all the rest of leadership are just empty suits. Bosses are inept and even cruel at times. Little opportunity for growth. Expect to spend the majority of your time formatting slide decks. In a nutshell, all the smart people leave, and all the brown-nosers get promoted.

Used to have good perks like free lunch and 401k contributions, but those were taken away by the corporate raiders

August 9, 2021

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November 10, 2020

Does NRG Energy offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Great pay and benefit package

Cons

Nothing to say here on this!

Great pay and benefit package

November 10, 2020

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January 4, 2021

Does NRG Energy offer family leave?

Pros

- Relaxed work environment - Good benefits - Stable company - Good work/life balance (depending on manager)

Cons

- Slow to adapt to the market or technology innovations (at least in my department) - Lack of investment in employees (at least in my department) - Mixed work ethics - Outdated Maternity & Paternity policies

Advice to Management

Invest more in your employees. This includes having a more involved bi-annual performance evaluation and providing additional growth opportunities. It also stems from the culture of doing just enough to check the box with training hours, goal setting, and reviews. Implementing a formally review of managers would also be beneficial.

Outdated Maternity & Paternity policies

January 4, 2021

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February 28, 2022

Does NRG Energy offer a wellness program?

Pros

It's a job and you get paid.

Cons

It's like a sweatshop. Long hours, weekend work expected and working thru lunch. No social events other than charitable giving. Over the past few years, nearly all the employee team building events have been discontinued. More and more cuts to employee compensationcosts and fewer benefits. Medical going up 20% per year. Raises this year 2% while inflation running 7%. Discontinued stock bonus, profit sharing, free lunch, and other perks. The company is a very different place from 7-10 years ago and not in a good way.

Advice to Management

Rather than just giving lip service to how important your employees are, try actually showing it by improving compensation for ordinary employees rather than the executives.

More and more cuts to employee compensationcosts and fewer benefits.

February 28, 2022

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