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NRG Energy Overview

Princeton, NJ
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (NRG)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to safely provide reliable, cleaner power that enhances people’s lives and delivers value to our stakeholders. We provide employees and job candidates the opportunity to work together to find new and innovative ways to realize the potential of energy ... Read more

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NRG Energy – Why Work For Us?

Company Overview

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of the nation's largest and most diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform.

A Fortune 200 company, NRG creates value through best in class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers, large and small, we continually innovate, embrace and implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy.

We aim to be pioneers in developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

In addition, we actively contribute to the local communities where NRG employees live and work. Since 2004, our positiveNRG program has provided millions of dollars to organizations and charities that have a direct impact on the lives of the people in our communities, including food banks and those that foster self-sufficiency, improve housing and provide supplemental education to people in need. NRG has also organized special responses for victims of extreme catastrophe, such as the Haitian earthquake and the Japanese tsunami in 2010. Employee donations were tripled to maximize the contributions.

NRG has won numerous awards for industry leadership and many of its nationwide econrg initiatives, which are targeted toward meeting the challenges of climate change, clean air and natural resources protection.

At NRG, our core values provide a framework for all corporate strategy and decision making. They are the standards by which we STRIVE to conduct our daily business, work with one another and interact with our communities.


At NRG, safety always comes first. We embrace safety with an ultimate goal of zero injuries and a focus on preventative safety practices.


In our complex business, it is essential that we work together as a team, harnessing the power of our combined skills, outlooks and efforts to address business opportunities and solve problems.


We listen closely to one another and treat each other with respect. We create value for every customer. We respect our local communities and strive to be a good neighbor. We respect the environment and work continuously to improve it.


We say what we mean, and we honor our word. Integrity is central to our open and honest communications with colleagues, investors, regulators, customers and the communities in which we do business.

Value Creation

As individuals, as teams and as a company, our goal is always to create value. The company's capital resources, physical assets and professional expertise must be applied in a manner that creates maximum value.

Exemplary Leadership

Regardless of our positions within the company, we are all leaders. We exercise leadership by developing well-thought-out plans, effectively communicating them to everyone who would be affected and then acting decisively to implement those plans.

We have a passion for innovation, are deeply committed to our customers and are setting the standard for energy providers across the nation. Living up to this commitment requires a diverse network of partners so that we can share in continued success.

We recognize that in the new energy economy, we must celebrate and leverage the unique attributes of the communities where we live and provide service. We are committed to working with suppliers that bring innovation and sustainable solutions to our organization. At NRG, we strive to maintain a position of leadership in supplier diversity among power generation companies. Our core values provide the basis for our business decisions and drive our commitment to diversity within our supply chain. We actively seek diverse business enterprises that can offer quality products and services on a competitive basis.

We ask that existing and interested suppliers live up to our STRIVE values and adhere to the same standards as NRG.

Safety, the S in STRIVE, is first at NRG. The safety of others on our sites is just as important to us as the safety of our employees. On-site contractors must demonstrate that they maintain a robust safety program and provide performance metrics before and during the project. All onsite contractors must adhere to the NRG Contractor Safety Procedure, which includes a zero tolerance rule for specific safety violations. When a contractor employee violates one of these rules, the contractor employee and/or Contractor will be asked to leave the site and cannot return for a minimum of 120 calendar days and then, not until the Contractor demonstrates to NRG that issues have been addressed.

Potential suppliers are invited to register in our Supplier Portal, view our Supplier Code of Conduct and receive information on our supplier diversity program. Also, read through our General Terms and Conditions for purchase. We believe supplier diversity is an important part of supply chain excellence, so we encourage all our suppliers to develop relationships with diverse suppliers.

Registration in our Supplier Portal allows both current and potential suppliers to provide up-to-date information about their companies. Current suppliers are encouraged to reference these NRG Invoicing Instructions in order to facilitate payment for services and materials.

NRG Energy Reviews

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    "Very fun and fast-paced company"

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    Great pay and benefits, sharp colleagues, and a corporate commitment to sustainability.

    Your contributions are noted (both positive and negative) and people are expected to consistently perform at their best. A great environment if this type of atmosphere appeals to you- there aren't any slackers here.

    Management is generally open to trying new technologies or work processes provided the business benefits make sense and you are willing to take the initiative/ put in the effort to see it through.


    Never know how the market is going to react to various corporate decisions, but things appear to be moving in the right direction after a number of shakeups and acquisitions

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NRG Energy Photos

NRG Energy photo of: Wind farms across the country, including the 947 MW Alta Wind Facility in Tehachapi, California, help make us the nation’s fifth-largest wind generator.
NRG Energy photo of: We realize the potential of energy by harnessing the diverse skills and perspectives of our employees.
NRG Energy photo of: We keep our customers first with a proactive approach to customer satisfaction and a willingness to listen.
NRG Energy photo of: Our employees help power a sustainable energy future through innovative projects across the U.S.
NRG Energy photo of: Our sustainable headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, showcases the cleaner, diverse and highly efficient technologies that will help us create a sustainable energy future.
NRG Energy photo of: Simply put, we're the leading integrated energy company in the U.S. We power everything from homes to businesses – and yes, even this year's Big Game at NRG Stadium.
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NRG Energy Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at NRG Energy in May 2017.


    Most pathetic HR team. They mailed me in evening for interview which was scheduled for same day afternoon. They require local candidate from Chicago and still they mailed me for interview even though I stay in NJ. Why would you interview a person who is not local in first place. Horrible experience.

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    • Can you come down today in early afternoon from NJ to Chicago for interview ?   1 Answer
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NRG Energy Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2008
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