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Mauricio Gutierrez
110 Ratings
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  1. "Leading the Texas market in retail electricity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None I can think of

  2. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    ESPP Annual Incentive Plan (bonus) 401k employer match Health benefits

    Cons

    Lack of career path without moving to one of the HQ offices. Review process changes yearly. Management forces employees to complete self review and set yearly goals. A sit down meeting with supervisor is set after the self review. Little direction on goals from management.

    Advice to Management

    Better yearly performance review system.

  3. "Stable opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Administrator in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NRG provided me with an experience to gain knowledge of the demand response industry. I met some of the kindest people working here. NRG is focused on supporting their customers', while also managing work life balance. My favorite part about working at NRG were the online training opportunities.

    Cons

    In my opinion, there is not enough transparency between management and staff. When someone has a resolution to a problem, they are often over-looked. The human resources staff is minimal and they need support when it comes to hiring the right people.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a sense of inclusion for all employees. People want to feel like they are good at their job, they need to feel appreciated by managers in order to gain security. I think NRG is on the right path to success, but there are improvements to be made first.

  4. "Good company to work"

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Support in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    great company to work, I like working here alot

    Cons

    there is no downside, everything is great

  5. "Was nice while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Cyber Security Specialist in Shelocta, PA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good pay for the area.

    Cons

    Lack of communication during change. Little to no raises. If you are not in Houston you were not part of the crowd.

  6. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and fun work environment

    Cons

    Commissions only and tablets glitch sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Get faster working tablets

  7. "Buffalo Office - Downward Spiral"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care 

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, favorable work/life balance

    Cons

    Favoritism, practices allegedly not in line with core values.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all employees and not just your top performers.

  8. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Financial Analyst 

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    diverse culture, opportunities to give back to the community, bonuses, great learning environment

    Cons

    work/life balance (dependent upon department)

  9. "Only the pay keeps people"

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      Current Employee - Control Room Operator in Staten Island, NY

      I have been working at NRG Energy full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Great wages, good personalities, good vacation.

      Cons

      Steady declining personal benefits, and removal of perks that most other companies still offer

    • "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at NRG Energy full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      - Good pay and benefits - Great work life balance - Nice office

      Cons

      - Can be really busy at times but at least you will never be bored!

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you are doing and grow the company

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