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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  • Very stressful environment, work life balance is very low (in 16 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. Helpful (3)

    "Diverse Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, focus on safety.

    Cons

    Cronyism, old utility unions, focused on entitlements for long term employees of unions and management. New hires pawns used to protect this sanctity. Unstable work environment with low work ethic. Entremely emotional managers who seem to have missed management 101. Landing zone for ejected PSEG employees. Desparately trying to integrate nuclear programs into antique fossil fuel plants with employees at the threshhold of retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Retake Management 101. Try managing through deductive reasoning and logical thinking.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Office Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The guys that run the plant are great!

    Cons

    So much office drama,unfair workloads. Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Deadwood that has been there for 20+ yrs.


  3. "Instrumentation and Electrical Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrumentation and Electrical Technician in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Instrumentation and Electrical Technician in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good schedule. Good location. Long term job opportunity. There's nothing more "Pro" to say but this is making me submit 20 words

    Cons

    Overbearing, unnecessary new and never ending policies. Hard to get anything actually accomplished. Management has traditionally been very indecisive afraid to hurt anybody's feelings and as a result employees end up with a entitlement mentality and produce minimal expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Be more assertive, hold employees accountable.


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  5. "Customer Care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Larger company with more employees so more capacity to get the job done

    Cons

    Horrible management and supervisors, processing work like a factory

    Advice to Management

    NRG bought out Green Mountain Energy and the culture and work environment completely changed. More processing and meeting quotas vs. creating a footprint.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Philadelphia Office is on Fire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Stack Developer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Full Stack Developer in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I had originally started there things were great, we were treated with respect in return for our loyalty. Standards were high and we liked it that way. Perks were plentiful. Then the stock price sank, the CEO was ousted and things went bad.

    Cons

    The entire Web applications team quit, starting first with their manager.
    Projects never complete on time.
    Their Texas counterparts do not treat treat their Philadelphia counterparts with respect.
    Managers check security footage to see what time employees are coming in.
    Manager had a webcam setup in conference room to spy on employees while in private meetings.
    Managers have no respect for people in the LGBT community, even making jokes in front of employees about transitioning employees, and refusing to acknowledge their new gender.
    Bro-culture
    Open office
    No respect for headphone rule
    Treated like children

    Advice to Management

    Retire before you ruin the company, it was better in every way before you tried to 'improve' things. Lay off the spray tan too.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible place to work- avoid if possible !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    This company went from awesome to horrible in a matter of months. The biggest exodus of talent in a short span, I've seen in my career.
    Started with the stock price dipping and CEO being replaced. The entire website services team left starting with their leader.

    Cons

    Philadelphia office:

    Unprofessional and disrespectful management from top down.
    Managers spy on teams in meeting rooms with Webcams.
    minority team members are not treated fairly and not credited for their hard work.
    LGBT community members are not treated fairly as well.
    People are promoted based on who they know not their skill set.
    Management uses open humiliation tactics.
    Political alliances set and everyone else is on a hit list.
    Replaced highly skilled leaders with spineless 'yes' men.
    Employees with long commutes reprimanded for being late during septa strikes and delays.
    Management monitor security cameras to spy on employees.
    No wfh flexibility for employees with long commutes and family problems.
    Texas staff treats the Philadelphia office staff as second class citizens.
    Management indulge in nepotism, favoritism and fraternization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to fix what wasnt broken.
    Take some professional development courses.
    Treat your employees with respect regardless of their race or sexual prefrence.
    Lose the spray-on tan and stop dating your employees.


  8. "Gm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Holyoke, MA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Holyoke, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Some good co workers. Good hrs. Good pay.

    Cons

    Terrible hire ups. No clue on even how to install there product never mind what it is there doing. Not one VIP or hire has a clue.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the the UBS and outs of solar before you push to hard.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dont believe the lies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Compliance Administrator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hiring process was fairly fast, for a temp position.

    Cons

    Lies, lies and more lies.


  10. "Solar consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is very good hours are long and hard I would lilt to move onto a better role but promotions are hard to come by

    Cons

    Long hours un reliable commission bad leadership leads or un reliable un trustworthy commission structure kelcy pegley don't know what he is doing

    Advice to Management

    You need to fix your business model you built it off a model that was designed to be sold and not for longevity in the market you need to take better care of your employees


  11. "Good company but much abuse by management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There no stress, deadlines can keep moving. Less bureaucratic than many places. The company is actively engaging within / for the community.

    Cons

    Most of the employees / contractors have 80% downtown which they use it very discretely by being ebay, youtube, slickdeals and managing their businesses in India.
    Degrees are not important to work there as long as you can talk well in meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the managers abuse their powers unfortunately, the environment is idle, after researchers and people who want to work are usually put aside or laid off because we all have to be idle together.


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