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Entergy Nuclear Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Entergy Nuclear Executive Vice President, Nuclear Operations and Chief Nuclear Officer Jeff S. Forbes
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  • They work countless hours with no compensation (in 4 reviews)

  • Stressful at times and if a Nuclear Unit goes down (Trips Offline) it can mean long hours of work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Systems Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Systems Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, understanding management, personnel are helpful and friendly.

    Overall it is a good work environment and they understand the importance of a good work-life balance. Benefits are pretty good for the most part.

    Cons

    Overtime work for emergent issues and 'emergency response' responsibilities can get a little tiresome.

    Advice to Management

    When an emergent issue occurs, have the required people work and pay them, not the entire engineering department come in and nobody gets paid


  2. "Senior Reactor Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Grand Gulf, MS
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Grand Gulf, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Entergy Nuclear full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with good people who wanted to do a good job.

    Cons

    Expected significant amount of work, only paid selective overtime, and violated a bonus contract to cheat me out of money.

    Advice to Management

    Don't drive your employees into the ground.


  3. "Administrative Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Northeast, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Northeast, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people. My coworkers were incredible. The management was kind of a mixed bag, but I was lucky enough to have had very good direct management that handled any issues very quickly and ensured that it was to the satisfaction of all those involved.

    Cons

    Entergy has been pulling away from the North for a long time and while I understand it is a business and they need to make money - it is still frustrating and painful to have to leave jobs your love because they continue to shut down their plants in the North.

    Advice to Management

    The on-site management just needs to keep boots on the ground and be a presence. The workers appreciate that and feel like their managers actually care - even the gruffest mechanic will appreciate a manager who is actually available and seen, not just heard from.
    To corporate management - be more human. When you come to a plant with bad news - be human about it. Don't stand there with your lawyer's speech. Look us in the eye and help us feel like this was maybe hard for you too.


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  5. "Good pay and benefits, but long hours."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Work locations in several states are available. Nuclear Business Unit has the option to work flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Reduction in personnel over the years leads to understaffing even as work in the nuclear areas become more demanding. Several nuclear sites are in the process of being decommissioned.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better long-term roadmaps with real action and recovery plans.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - SNEO in Saint Francisville, LA
    Former Employee - SNEO in Saint Francisville, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with great OJT and starting pay. Great opportunity for advancement in higher postion

    Cons

    management had to find something wrong when doing observations.


  7. "Entergy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Great co workers

    Cons

    On call, expected to answer on vacation at times

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance


  8. "Reactor Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buchanan, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buchanan, NY

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive starting salary out of College

    Cons

    Required to be on call for an entire week, once per month, without compensation.


  9. "Entergy Nuclear"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reactor Operator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Reactor Operator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time

    Pros

    Salary is decent
    Decent work life balance.
    Challenging

    Cons

    Have to work to make a living.


  10. "River Bend Station Nuclear Power Plant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Francisville, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Francisville, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Entergy Nuclear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Leadership. Employee driven and forward looking. Above average salaries with generous bonus programs.

    Hires Veterans with technical backgrounds (almost all Navy nuclear trained) and Veterans in security.

    Cons

    Security is strict (like going to the airport every day)

    Attrition rate is high with junior Engineers.

    Understaffed.

    Plants are in remote areas

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is THE most important trait when choosing Managers and above.

    Hire more Engineers and Craft technicians. Understand that payroll is expensive but its worth every dollar.


  11. "So far so good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reactor Engineer
    Current Employee - Reactor Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Only been here a couple months but really like it so far. Really good people to work with, professional atmosphere and safety oriented

    Cons

    As a first year employee you get no vacation hours beyond the standard holidays time which really stinks. 401k is not as good as previous employer, but still pretty decent

    Advice to Management

    Give first year employees some leave time, at least to help provide a buffer for certain situations that require time off from work.



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