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NRG Energy Princeton Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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Mauricio Gutierrez
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  • Very stressful environment, work life balance is very low (in 16 reviews)

  • The open office environment is great, but I feel that managers should still be able to get their own office (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job, Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great smart people. Fast paced environment. Interesting project

    Cons

    Headquarters is inconveniently located in Princeton NJ.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be overly conservative. Since Crane ouster, we've become a bit more traditional. This is a double edged sword that can lose out on growth.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Diverse Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "IT Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Time of transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "System Administration"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Great Salary.
    *Great Co-workers.
    *Opportunity to learn a lot about energy production (electricity).
    *Free lunch
    *Encouraged employee learning
    *Good benefits

    Cons

    *Not a lot of opportunity to upward advancement
    *The employee review system can seem very arbitrary
    *Sometimes if felt like there was tension between IT department and rest of company
    *Managers stress doing a lot with very little

    Advice to Management

    *improve employee review system
    *provide more resources for employees
    *work to improve relations between departments


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NRG Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good bonus, good benefits. People were good to work with and for. Safety for employees was very important. The culture was "Safety before production" and "Environment before production"

    Cons

    No medical benefits when you retire or leave company. No acknowledgement for going above and beyond you job description. Not much communication between upper management and middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Need to give out bonuses based on individual performance. Every year bonuses were paid out the same, didn't matter if you were an over achiever or a slacker.


  10. "internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very open environment with many friendly employees.

    Cons

    There wasn't much to dislike if any at all. I guess the only thing that I disliked was there wasn't much work for me


  11. "Work at NRG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company for which to work. NRG gives plenty of opportunities to learn and make professional progress.

    Cons

    You need to be a hard worker.

    Advice to Management

    Management is excellent.


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