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  1. "Sr Real-Time Trader/Dispatcher"

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Manager was hands off.

    Cons

    Executives were clueless and drove the Company into the ground

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of the Energy industry


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Bought out, so no longer there


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Responsible staff, decent training for the most part, but lack of senior management skill or care."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GenOn Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    RRI is a large company with many departments so career movement is very possible. The pay scale seems to be on the higher end of comparable positions in other energy companies.

    Cons

    Lack of senior management skills in fixing problems seems to be a persistent issue. The economic environment of the company is challenging which doesn't create a strong comfort level, and gives the feel that major overhauls of operations could come at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with employees is required to build trust, loyalty, and pride with your rank in file employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed working with great people."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Optimization in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Optimization in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GenOn Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best reason to work at GenOn was the people.

    Cons

    Downside of working at GenOn was the management.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management - listen and don't be so arrogant.


  6. "Mgr Gross Margin Evaluation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Gross Margin Evaluation in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager Gross Margin Evaluation in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and friend team environment

    Cons

    Not as many opportunity for growth


  7. "Got Sold"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good people, not too hard of a job

    Cons

    Company was sold to NRG for $1.7B ... the company has $1.7B in cash NRG essentially gets all the assets for free.


  8. "OK but not satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Receive a paycheck. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Hiring a lot of contractors and trust them help increase the company's operational performance. Like "yes" employees. Few opportunties to grow. Very high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as assets.


  9. "Not a good place to work. Moral is rock low from the lowest worker to the top."

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    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting industry with a lot of changes
    Good compensation
    Not deep in talent so you have a chance to shine

    Cons

    Terrible senior management
    Weakly positioned to compete in industry
    Lack of clear direction from the top
    Too much emphasis on painting a rosey picture, rather than dealing with reality

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people who report to you to make decisions
    Learn more about the business
    Stop hiring consultants to tell you how to run the business


  10. "OK place to work but not much for career advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Senior Management communicates to employees often

    Cons

    No Career advancement opportunities for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Develop succession planning for talent cultivation


  11. "Reliant Energy - Houston, Texas"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation appears to in line with other companies in the energy industry. Location - if you enjoy working downtown.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted. During my time at the company I have yet to see someone get promoted on my team and more senior positions are almost always filled externally. Although I was hired into the company at a fair compensation level, raises of more than 1 to 2.5% are hard to come by. Since NRG acquired the retail business in early 2009, Reliant has lost many of the perks that once made it a great place to work. Upper management is very out of touch with the rest of the organization and employee morale seems to be at an old time low -- making it a very challenging place to work day in and day out.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and treat them like adults. There are many talented people capable of great work if given the opportunity.



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