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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.

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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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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at NRG Energy.


    Applied online and received phone interview and then onsite. Started with HR and then hiring manager and then the team. Received offer within a month. Positive experience overall and just need to get through the initial stages.

    Interview Questions

    • The standard corporate finance questions. Nothing difficult. Prepare to answer why you want to work in energy   Answer Question
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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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