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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated July 2, 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 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be a challenge at times" (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "NRG Renew - Great company because of great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Strategic Programs in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Strategic Programs in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very sharp team (in SF), very collaborative, mission focused...This all applies to the green energy group based in San Francisco

    Cons

    virtually non other than that caused by the parent company bot being sure what to do with the renewables business


  2. "Drafter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers, solid pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Not applicable, so far all has been positive

  3. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Pittsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Pittsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits for all employees.

    Cons

    Current budget cutbacks are forcing staff reductions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and let them work for you!


  4. "NRG experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    You have a good base wage and benefits that take some of the pressure off; however, drive writes your paycheck.

    Cons

    There will be a lot of no's!


  5. "Best Place To Be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    wonderful atmosphere , everyone here is very professional

    Cons

    you have to pay for park for the downtown houston location


  6. "Accounting Supervisor"

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

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

    Pros

    Led a great team and lots of unique and challenging opportunities leading to many learning experiences.

    Cons

    Your thoughts about the performance of your team seems to hold limited merit. No real management power as decisions seem to come from the top only. Pay seems to be low compared to peers in a non management position (senior level).

    Advice to Management

    Allow managers and supervisors flexibility to promote team members while simultaneously working with Senior Management to only approve of the financial metrics of the promotion.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking ship - sketchy bookkeeping and fraudulent activity to temporarily boost share value"

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

    Pros

    This experience has served as a great personal reference point to make any job that I have after this seem amazing by comparison.

    Cons

    The company was put on a “financial improvement plan” while using phrases like “strengthening the balance sheet” and “getting back to our roots” to indicate that they were cutting off most of the company to meet the demands of activist investors after making a series of bad acquisitions.

    One of those bad acquisitions: ECS, now NRG CS. This contains the most incompetent, uneducated, and foul-mannered people that I have ever come across. Imagine people in senior director level positions with nothing more than a high school diploma - who ironically like to disparage their employees behind their back by saying things like “these customer care folks would be working at McDonald’s if I didn’t hire them so they should do whatever I say.” Look in the mirror, neckbeards - you’re not the cream of the managerial crop either.

    These people have no actual product to sell - it’s a really poorly-run call center. Customer and employee turnover is absurdly high. Fraudulent behavior (including being under investigation by federal and state agencies) is swept under the rug as being “prohibitive to business.” If regulators catch on, they turn around and sell a book of customer accounts or outsource it to a third party to run.

    Speaking of selling your customers to a third party - this little accounting trick is a viewed as a valid strategy to meet your revenue goals for the current fiscal period. Pay no attention to continued revenue - that’s not important.

    If your boss screws up, be ready for them to blame you for it - even if you had nothing to do with it. If you independently do something of value - get ready for your boss to ask to “review it” and then turn around and show it to their boss as their own work.

    Get ready for that sexist, misogynistic, old boys club behavior like you would expect from a Texas oil and gas based company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of NRGCS before they take the whole company down. They are a cancer that needs to be removed before it has a chance to spread.

  8. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and people to work with

    Cons

    Be on your feet all day repeating yourself


  9. "Busn Development"

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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 entrepreneurial environment with some fantastic people

    Cons

    Company was a bit chaotic, as priorities shifted with CEO change


  10. "Experience at NRG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Great Pay

    Cons

    Management. Talk to employees like their trash on the streets and no one to reach out to for support


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