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Dynegy Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Co-workers are all great people and make you feel like family (in 5 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are in line with industry average (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Coal power industry is not very stable (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Accounting Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Clerk in Punta Gorda, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Clerk in Punta Gorda, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dynegy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learned new software experience that the company provided.

    Cons

    Health benefits were to expensive and as for promotions they were not given to hard workers.

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting more hard workers for often.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dynegy full-time

    Pros

    If you have a good supervisor who will support you then you may have a good experience.

    Cons

    Beware of Human Resources and do not trust them. They do not care about the employees. Remember where their paycheck comes from and always remember that it's best to keep any concerns or complaints to yourself or get the advise of an attorney.

    Advice to Management

    Those you protect will be the people who bring you down.


  3. "Great Place to Work - Accounting Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay; flexible work schedule; friendly environment; strongly promotes diversity

    In all, I highly recommend individuals seeking employment to consider a career at Dynegy. I was recently hired and LOVE my new role. Before joining Dynegy, I read poor comments online about the company and had even considered not accepting the job offer.

    However, I decided to give the company a chance because you cannot always believe what you read online. The comments about the company having incompetent staff, poor management, and being noisy are NOT true! I'm very satisfied with the decision to join Dynegy! I love working for the company and look forward to going to work each day. I believe that I've finally found the perfect job......I'm SO very grateful for the opportunity!!!

    Cons

    Commute to work & parking; I'm not really a fan of open concept work space as I'm used to having my own private office

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team oriented environment, learned a ton. These people really understand what they are doing and do things the right way.

    Cons

    Lots of formality given that it is a big company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A/P Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dynegy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience to use systems that were new to me. I gained experience working with the power plants and vendors from around the country.

    Cons

    Their was untapped potential in the department and huge bottlenecks.

    Advice to Management

    Take your A/P department more seriously.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Naa in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Naa in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is soso, some benefits are good, medical not up to par with same type of companies, plant accounting is well run, other departments are clueless. Upper management searching for new acquisitions to expand the company.

    Cons

    Upper management is clueless of what is going on in Accounting. Abuse of sick time, employees disappearing for hours, lack of proper planning for acquisitions, insufficient personnel leading to ridiculous overtime hours, dangerous to employees driving home late at night, unproductive. Some staff working hard, others hardly working.

    Advice to Management

    Staff up properly, take a look at your management in place, some of management is very incompetent and pretends to be in meetings while they are out shopping. A lot of equal opportunity with unqualified people.


  8. "Director Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dynegy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    fast paced and challenging; STI & LTI payouts are good; work life balance is emphasized

    Cons

    highly political; promotions are slow; not effective at building bench strength; little opportunity if any to transfer to other areas within the company


  9. "SharePoint Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SharePoint Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - SharePoint Administrator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dynegy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are friendly definitively.

    Cons

    very old technology, very backward mindset

    Advice to Management

    get with the 21st century...work to become a first in class company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "My experience with Dynegy was under the old leadership which is why there is new leadership."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary, good benefits, good people at lower levels, good location. Flexible work hours, understanding supervisors.

    Cons

    Leadership team was unapproachable and arrogant. Never ask them a difficult question or expect to get made fun of. Leadership team was focused only on their own money and their golden parachute. Glad I'm gone and glad they are too!

    Advice to Management

    The people are your greatest asset! Learn it, love it, execute on it!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "It was a paycheck."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Power Plant Operator in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Power Plant Operator in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dynegy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and the hours weren't bad. Fellow coworkers were good people to work with.

    Cons

    Old decrepit facility held together with "bailing wire and duct tape". Lots of deferred maintenance on very old temperamental equipment. Every call to provide power to the grid was an adventure and not a good one.
    Little potential for advancement and not much direction from management from a remote headquarters..

    Advice to Management

    Put some money into your facility and make it functional.


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