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  1. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people there

    Cons

    long hours, same old same old there


  2. "Sr Real-Time Trader/Dispatcher"

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    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

  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at GenOn Energy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best talent, company benefits, and positive work environment.

    Cons

    That their doors were closed due to company buyout.


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A good company ruined by consolidation"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Compliance Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GenOn Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, good bonuses, and no micro-management

    Cons

    The company was focused on consolidating teams due to a merger which was very distracting for all of the leadership


  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting - these are exciting times in the power generation business."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people; the numerous opportunities to learn and grow professionally.

    Cons

    The lack of leadership for a clear vision of future from upper management - granted that it's difficult to sometimes define, but there was no consistent message from company leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those in "the trenches" - they have the experience and great advice to offer.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed working with great people."

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    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.


  9. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance was nice

    Cons

    got bought out last year

    Advice to Management

    na


  10. "GenOn now NRG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good growing business that takes care of people

    Cons

    Departments are silo'd off from eachother


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