NRG Energy Reviews

Updated May 21, 2022

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3.9
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NRG Energy President and CEO  Mauricio Gutierrez (no image)
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Pros
  • "Good benefits with PTO and medical(in 75 reviews)
  • "Good pay and bonus but that is the only good thing.(in 50 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with; never a shortage of challenges to stretch yourself and build skills with.(in 50 reviews)
  • "Good work/life balance (depending on manager)(in 26 reviews)
  • "Great job and culture that empowers its employees.(in 17 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good job

    May 19, 2022 - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The commission is good but you do have to work for it. Lots of standing but the pay is good

    Cons

    Lots of standing and approaching people in person, covid did impact your commission

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Flexibility for the Desperate

    May 11, 2022 - Quality Assurance Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Management doesn't usually hassle you about when / how you do something as long as it gets done.

    Cons

    Non-technical management is lionized here to every tech worker's detriment. Promotions are almost unheard of, and tough asks are frequently made of teams because the non-technical management doesn't understand how tough it is. I know someone who did work two levels above his and a promotion wasn't discussed. Also, management is so hands-off that they let any personality issue on the team fester no matter how bad, and the less the manager knows, the more they're likely to bully subordinates to try to make up for a lack of respect with fear. On the tech side, they're slowly migrating away from past mistakes, but their tech stack is a longstanding testament to how messed up their management is. Four flavors of SQL(Oracle, Postgres, MS SQL and Mysql) up until recently(MS SQL is gone now), because the teams designing their systems didn't adequately communicate or agree on common standards, tech leaders favored their own pet languages and environments, etc. Also, they have so many contractors that there's a pervasive sense of fear that the contractors can't push back on bad managerial ideas and practices! This place is a nightmare. I only gave it two stars because I'd save one for places where literal crimes have been proven in court, and it is the most flexibility you may ever get in a job. If you want to sell your soul for that, remember I warned you.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Genuine people/No Salary Movement/No Room For Growth/ Solid Benefits.

    Apr 1, 2022 - Staff Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I learned so much about the company and industry. Great entry-level job and learning opportunity. The people at NRG are some of the most genuine and hard-working people I know. I made solid friendships here. I appreciated the trust that exists between teams and managers. They will drop everything and give you the time of day when you need it. Managers respect boundaries. The benefits are great too, generous PTO rollover and listening to staff about back to work.

    Cons

    Siloed jobs, Siloed departments… Low base with high bonus, which is taxed heavily. No discussion about growth, no promotions in our department, no upward movement unless you apply for position. Painful slow systems and processes…and the DE merger is a firestorm mess.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    NRG is a decent place to work

    May 17, 2022 - IT Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits The company is very progressive in terms of diversity and inclusion There is an effort to improve the community through paid volunteer hours The company is generous with charitable donations

    Cons

    My particular position is very time consuming and stressful and does not allow much pro-active work. I currently find it quite unsatisfying. Other people do not have the same experience, which is a good thing

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to work

    May 19, 2022 - SAP IT Architect in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Best technology. Supports training and family.

    Cons

    Needs more people for expanding company projects.

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Compensation to cover toxic practices

    May 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They offer highly competitive compensation

    Cons

    Disinterest in fixing toxic workplace issues. No work-life balance after cutting employees back to bare bones to increase profits. Left renewable energy game .

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great company

    May 3, 2022 - Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Management is accessible. If problems arise, they are quick to make adjustments

    Cons

    Probably an issue everywhere, but post-Covid hybrid or remote work is slowing the pace down.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Amazing company to work for

    Apr 19, 2022 - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This is an extremely large company but treats its employees like family! This organization is a great company to work for!

    Cons

    It’s located in downtown Houston so traffic is not great.

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Too much Politics

    Apr 21, 2022 - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work from Home Lucky If you have a Good manager

    Cons

    Complete lack of Career advancement Progressive load of work No recognition Complete work life imbalance You end where you start from Significantly below average compensation Too many claims but NO actions No proper plan for personal growth

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Apr 27, 2022 - Senior Training Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This company has a great work environment.

    Cons

    This job can be very demanding.

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NRG Energy has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 752 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at NRG Energy to a friend and 60% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -7% over the last 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 decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

84% of NRG Energy employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated NRG Energy 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

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