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Updated Sep 22, 2023

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Found 778 of over 893 reviews
73% Recommend to a Friend
77% Approve of CEO

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284 Ratings

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  • "Benefits were great before the White House war on 'Cadillac' health care plans.(in 77 reviews)
  • "Lots of standing but the pay is good(in 68 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with; never a shortage of challenges to stretch yourself and build skills with.(in 55 reviews)
  • "Good work/life balance (depending on manager)(in 33 reviews)
  • "Friendly work environment(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Sep 22, 2023
      Power Plant Operator
      Current Employee
      Baytown, TX
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      excellent pay, great work environment, very safe, great people


      work life balance, 3 am start time to 12 hr shifts

      1. 4.0
        Sep 18, 2023
        Team Supervisor
        Former Employee
        Buffalo, NY
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Great benefits, work with great teammates, learn a lot about the industry.


        Can get lost in the shuffle, lots of re-orgs and change.

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      NRG Energy has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 893 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at NRG Energy to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, NRG Energy employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at NRG Energy. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

      73% of NRG Energy employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated NRG Energy 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at NRG Energy to be culture, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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      Do you have general tips on how to respond if in an interview I’m told that I’m overqualified for the job (skill wise and salary wise) ?


      Property Manager

      As a leasing agent for two years, I then worked my way to assistant manager for t 11 months. Then, to a property manager position, nine months into my new role as manager, I was terminated, with no warning, completely unexpected. How do I explain this undeserving action and embarrassment in an upcoming interview without any risk in the decision-making of my employment with the company I am interested in? I hope I am relaying this in a way that is understood.

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      Looking to make a career change into HR. And would really like to work at Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Any insights or tips on the OPG interview process?


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