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Updated November 17, 2017
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Mauricio Gutierrez
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  • Work Life Balance Schedule and Work Load (in 19 reviews)

  • Great people, Good benefits, Good pay (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and engaged managers.

    Cons

    Since David Crane left the organization has been trying to right the ship. A major turn around took place and stock price rose. But then activist investors came in, installed 2 board members and a new transformation is under way. This has resulted in massive layoffs and a few waves have already taken place with more expected.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Change/Winter is Coming"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and good staff. Good benefits and Good Pay.

    Cons

    The Company will be going thru a Transformation Plan which translates to downsizing the year 2018 will not be a pleasant experience with potential layoffs and reductions of senior personnel to be replaced by junior and new hires

    Advice to Management

    They need to get the cards on the table for what is coming and what the tranformed company is going to look like

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Going through some rough spots"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, dynamic work environment, always complex work to do and work with smart people

    Cons

    Employee morale is low at the moment and most people are not inspired to put in the extra effort to get work done, senior management is not engaged with the employees and does not do a good job communicating with the employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees that are dragging down overall employee morale and be concerned about doing what it takes to ensure employees stay engaged to get the work done rather than worrying about the stock price. Improve communication with employees


  4. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, challenging projects, collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Upper management competes for attention, and groups can be siloed and cross collaboration doesn't always flow

    Advice to Management

    Get the SVPs to stop fighting and collaborate more


  5. "Nrg has a lot of great people but the company is in a transition and future seems uncertain at times."

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good compensation and benefits. Adequate PTO. Beginning to some flexible work schedule options. Plenty of good and competent co workers.

    Cons

    Constant challenges with company's long term future. There have been several ups and downs in my 3 years with the company. Work/life balance can be a challenge at times.

    Advice to Management

    Value IT department more.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Diverse Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, focus on safety.

    Cons

    Cronyism, old utility unions, focused on entitlements for long term employees of unions and management. New hires pawns used to protect this sanctity. Unstable work environment with low work ethic. Entremely emotional managers who seem to have missed management 101. Landing zone for ejected PSEG employees. Desparately trying to integrate nuclear programs into antique fossil fuel plants with employees at the threshhold of retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Retake Management 101. Try managing through deductive reasoning and logical thinking.


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love working at NRG. The culture and CEO are great. No complaints here

    Cons

    No cons. This is a great place to work.

  8. "IT Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, challenging projects, nice rewards

    Cons

    Very stressful environment, work life balance is very low

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, free lunch, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Bad management, horrible work load.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Time of transition"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, good work life balance, beautiful new building to work from in Princeton

    Cons

    Industry headwinds, challenge with execution, and lack of transparency from senior leaders


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