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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated October 31, 2018
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Mauricio Gutierrez
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Pros
  • "Work Life Balance Schedule and Work Load" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Great people, Good benefits, Good pay" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be a challenge at times" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Seems like a lots of unneeded upper management" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Princeton Meadows, NJ
    Current Employee - Technician in Princeton Meadows, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity in their energy production

    Cons

    Different level pay, Power station vs thermal

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering the staff


  2. "Operations Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great pay, good bonus

    Cons

    No time off, work family balance is not present

  3. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely Pay . Salary & Commission

    Cons

    Standing up all day
    Rude customers


  4. "Glass More Full Than Empty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Large Size = Many Development Paths
    - Compensation Above Average in Most Jobs

    Cons

    - Not Enough Loyalty To Employees
    - Excessive Friction Between Departments

    Advice to Management

    You are to be commended for survival in such a volatile industry. However, now would be a good time to think about becoming a Great Company.


  5. "Good company downtown Houston location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Seemed to actually care about employees. Good area and fun environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes more training is needed


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company to work for, behind the times, no work life balance, poor management at every level."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You half way get the tools you need.

    Cons

    Horrible company to work for, behind the times, no work life balance, poor management at every level.

    Advice to Management

    Fire them all and try again.


  7. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    The paid period is every 2 weeks

    Cons

    NRG does not give raises to entry level agents

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Rip off"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    none to think of at the moment

    Cons

    too many to list in this small box

    Advice to Management

    quit, resign, and just find a real job


  9. "Great Group of People to Work With"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They hire good people who know their stuff, and I appreciated that they would match charitable giving when employees donated to charities.

    Cons

    Not unique to NRG, but when belts need to be tightened, layoffs may result in skeleton-crew levels of support in certain areas.


  10. "Great Enviorment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture and benefits

    Cons

    Home Solar Went out of Business


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