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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated January 23, 2018
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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. "Great experience, great cause"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at the company as they are really focused on the greater cause of helping the planet and turning to alternative sources. The company really cares about their employees and their clients too.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus on great employees and advancing them.


  2. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Company cares a great deal about giving back to the community.

    Cons

    Some people are just given their promotions where others have to work hard and prove why they are to be promoted. Should focus more on career development and promote the people that work hard and add value to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Value your excellent employees.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Director in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very bright and motivated people. Forward thinking and outspoken CEO (David Crane). Had many outstanding senior managers

    Cons

    Company merger changed everything and now just a big, mostly fossil, asset manager.

    Advice to Management

    Be more progressive again.


  4. "Lost"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Nice location.

    Cons

    Job security was always in question. Loss of core values.


  5. "Not too bad"

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

    Pros

    Learning something new on a daily basis

    Cons

    No communication between different lines of business

    Advice to Management

    Communicate


  6. "Sinking ship"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits. Used to have a great working environment and culture.

    Cons

    Activist investors are ruining the company. Continuous layoffs. Low morale. People are very unhappy. Poor management. The same executives that put the company in the position it is in to be taken over by activist investors are being trusted to right the ship. Good luck with that.

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourselves with someone competent to make decisions for the long term viability of the company - not the short term profits of the activist investors.


  7. "Great benefits, low cost health insurance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, performance bonus, PTO, flexible schedule

    Cons

    I do not have any comments to provide

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great environment.

    Cons

    Entire division closed. Decided Coal was more important than solar


  9. "Decent company in general but avoid Buffalo (Demand Response) division at all costs - toxic"

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

    Pros

    Pay is average to slightly below average for the industry, office was recently upgraded, some smart people work there in different teams

    Cons

    Benefits were continually getting chopped to save operating costs, people are leaving in droves, others downsized out, dishonest/ deceptive/ unethical managers in Buffalo are a ticking timebomb by HR and regulatory/ risk views, + huge culture problems trying to integrate Buffalo staff into the rest of the company after their acquisition. Generally stressful workplace where managers lead by instilling fear

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of old Buffalo senior managers, send in corporate accountants, finance, etc., and other ethical staff to check their books and product offerings


  10. "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.


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