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Entergy Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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  • Due to the type of company change is slowly accepted (in 3 reviews)

  • There is also very limited upward mobility (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Human Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great scale of wages. Actually overpriced for what they do. Offers incentive bonus based on performance.

    Cons

    HRO management (specifically lower and mid level have no training allowing them to understand and mentor their staff. Abuse of power at supervisor level is not uncommon in this organization by this level of management. they exhibit hostile and negative behavior to subordinates. They wukk balk at any idea that might challenge their own and have been know to target employees that challenge with disciplinary actions.
    Lack of developmental opportunities and job enrichment makes for a stagnant employees. There is NO clear direction and with the Shared Services environment those that are not in teh HR department are left to feel like trained monkeys as they are considered the "paper pusher" and their input for strategic projects is not sought out by managment within either HR or HRO.

    Advice to Management

    Offer training an leadership classes and mentoring to those individuals who move into Supervisor roles so they are not bullies to their employees or to employees in other groups. Put a 360 review system in place for new supervisors so that employees can communicate the issues and upper management can work to grow and develop them in position. Quit worrying about proving there opportunites and promoting unqualified and mean people to management.


  2. "Plant Life can be rough"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Entergy full-time

    Pros

    Salary is decent for the work being done. The work isn't overly complicated and there are a lot of great people at the site.

    Cons

    Salaried employees get taken advantage of, especially engineers. You never get overtime or comp time except in the refueling outage, which is to be expected at a plant. However, if you have a light week, you still have to log a minimum of 40 hours that week. Anytime the plant trips, you come in, so quality of life is terrible. Also, you will only get 2 weeks of vacation a year for the first 6 years.

    If you plan on getting promoted early, just be aware that you will get the title, just dont expect the raise to be based off merit, it's based off time. Wouldn't be a problem except the site constantly reaffirms that promotions are based off merit.

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees first instead of your career. You should be thinking "How can I make my employees life better, can I get them a better raise or bonus?" not "How can I save the company money, how low can I make my employees raise without them quitting on the spot?"


  3. "Great company, great leadership, nice people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, everyone is very nice, and they respect work-life balance

    Cons

    Often allow underperformers to continue to underperform


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  5. "Entergy Lighting Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lighting Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Lighting Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Entergy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The job has flexible hours wjich provides a great schedule. The pay is good because of mileage and annual bonuses.

    Cons

    There is an internal problem with operations. You will manage e every job from beginning to end. The job is not for those who are not go-getters.

    Advice to Management

    Please fix the operational problems. Employees will continue to leave if there is no accountability.


  6. "Good Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Operator Senior Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Operator Senior Lead in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Entergy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, good leadership, opportunities to advance, education reimbursement, vacation, holidays, personal time, strives to balance work and home

    Cons

    Work culture is not uniform throughout departments or groups throughout the organization. some are fantastic and others are brutal.

    Advice to Management

    leadership make a team bosses do not


  7. "Company review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people, fair company and fair pay as well.

    Cons

    Department was short-handed and at certain times it needed more help

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "senior project engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good working environment
    good technical training
    a lot of good opportunities
    management is trying to make the company more diverse
    Strong safety culture

    Cons

    Not enough employees in the field
    There are excessive pockets of apathetic employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, great benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Entergy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Extremely dedicated employees, many of which have been with the company for decades. It is very common for employees to start their careers with, and then retire from, the company. The benefits are excellent and there is tremendous opportunity to work in lots of different jobs and functions.

    Cons

    If you want to advance expect long hours and a heavy workload. Sometimes projects or emergencies (e.g., hurricanes) will come up unexpectedly and you will need to work nights/weekends to get everything done that needs to be done. Very very few women in senior positions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing women rather than just paying lip service to it.


  10. "Storekeeper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with benefits and stability

    Cons

    Can develop a sense of complacency


  11. "working in new orleans"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Entergy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    large company in a small market

    Cons

    they are not sure what type of company they want to be in the future



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