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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work Life Balance Schedule and Work Load" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Good Pay and Commission/ Friendly coworkers" (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "work/life balance (dependent upon department)" (in 19 reviews)

  • "The open office environment is great, but I feel that managers should still be able to get their own office" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior IT Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    work/life balance (dependent upon department)

  3. "Only the pay keeps people"

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    Current Employee - Control Room Operator in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great wages, good personalities, good vacation.

    Cons

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


  4. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 3 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


  5. "Top heavy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has the potential to be a good place to work again.

    Cons

    NRG management ignores and then overreacts to employee situations. When one person, anywhere gets injured, they accept the story as true, however unlikely, and overreaching and usually impotent directives that do zero to address any real problems.

    Advice to Management

    Stop believing that anything of value comes out of Princeton. You silly people in management, HR and "support" services accomplish nothing except patting each other on the back with your silly directives. You forget that the money is made in the fleet.


  6. "Good Money, Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Power Plant Operator
    Current Employee - Power Plant Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great hourly pay, fast advance thru signatures to get full hourly pay, benefits are great u just pay for them, great overtime pay.

    Cons

    Dealing with the people has to be the water
    Management Embrace fear in there employees


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    NRG is a great company to work for, they put safety first and offer the employee many added benefits such as hiring health advisors that come to the offices to check employees health and offer advice to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle....That's just one of the many things NRG does for its employees.

    Cons

    There are no cons while working at NRG, it is a great experience.

  8. "Retail Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and Commission/ Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Dealing with rude customers when there is an error or issue with bill.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fairly Nice Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice offices in Houston, TX and Princeton, NJ. Decent benefits. Great annual bonus. Still have co-pay plan as well as high deductible plan for health insurance but only one choice of provider in each region. Most employees are friendly and work hard. Company has a nice incentive/rewards program to encourage healthy living but it is going to be eliminated next year.

    Cons

    Must work in Princeton to be noticed and promoted outside of the retail business based in Houston. No 9/80s; no employee stock purchase plan-eliminated in 2017; only 4% 401k matching-eliminated annual contribution based on salary; layoffs for last two years. Workforce is younger and less highly paid. Culture is very protective of knowledge and position, probably due to fear of layoffs that have been ongoing for the last 3 years. Established employees don't help new employees unless required. Layoffs were handled badly although packages were fairly generous. Can't compare with working at Chevron, Shell, etc. Open office environment of long desks in Princeton but Houston is now better and everyone has a cube.

    Advice to Management

    Institute 9/80s, bring back annual 401k contribution and employee stock purchase plan. Loosen up the tickets for events so employees can purchase or win. Be more transparent with employees about divestitures and layoffs. Up the salary structure and value experienced employees. Don't eliminate employee rewards programs that work and cost very little.


  10. "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