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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Mauricio Gutierrez
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, challenging projects, collaborative work environment (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay, safety orianted, great peolpe (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Very fun and fast-paced company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, sharp colleagues, and a corporate commitment to sustainability.

    Your contributions are noted (both positive and negative) and people are expected to consistently perform at their best. A great environment if this type of atmosphere appeals to you- there aren't any slackers here.

    Management is generally open to trying new technologies or work processes provided the business benefits make sense and you are willing to take the initiative/ put in the effort to see it through.

    Cons

    Never know how the market is going to react to various corporate decisions, but things appear to be moving in the right direction after a number of shakeups and acquisitions


  2. "Good place to work, need to improve communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, people are great, and the overall culture is in the right place.

    Cons

    Communication needs to improve. With the size of the company their needs to be a better way of communicating what everyone is doing. There have been instances where duplicate efforts are taking place because there isn't a clear channel for current projects and objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to create a communication channel.

  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, most people

    Cons

    Some C-Level management lacking in understanding of all businesses and out of touch with drivers of the business and employees. Some have no sense of how to communicate below the C-Level and connect with employees. Some lack basic leadership skills.


  4. "NRG Energy losing its energy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Fair pay
    Opportunity to learn about electricity markets in a short amount of time

    Cons

    Work life balance difficult
    Every 5 year plan is replaced every year so priorities are ever changing
    Leadership seems to stumble from one focus point to the next without understanding the implications of either focus point.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying millions of dollars to consultants who only want to cash out quickly as it is the road to failure. Selling off your renewables and stating that you are positioned for the future is asking me to believe that the emperor has clothes.


  5. "NRG Transformation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Headquarters are super sustainable and green

    Cons

    Everything else at the place

    Advice to Management

    Own more stock yourselves and avoid activist hedge funds running your company


  6. "job details"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    get to work at different locations, 30$ per sale which isnt bad

    Cons

    boss constantly watches oaver you and is annoying, some employees don't give a damn

    Advice to Management

    doooooo better


  7. "Conventional in every sense of the word."

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits package. Lots of PTO and sizable bonus when company does well.

    Cons

    Management, culture, and systems.

    Old-school mentality all around from top to bottom. Finance management use micro/rule by fear tactics to try to make employees work harder. Very high expectations for performance and deadline delivery aren't supported by the slow and inefficient systems and applications at employees disposal.

     There is an overall air of "if it ain't broke don't fix it" type mentality across the company and its employees. Nobody is concerned with improvement or automation of any kind. People want to keep working the way they have been for the past 10 years, no matter how much time and resources that may waste.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and dignity under any circumstance. Shift company culture and focus on continuous improvement and automation, and employee engagement. Upgrade your systems!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Another Energy Company"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Projects start and never finish due to changes.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of re-orgs. It's just confusing and nothing gets accomplished.


  9. "Bad employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    The company is good Sean Izzy awedome

    Cons

    Rude mean horrible employees..such drama over bathroom and not smelling like roses and verbally commenting to ppl who come out...such rude coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Stop rude employees makes for a very bad environment


  10. "Great company to work for with tons of potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy working with a dedicated team of professional individuals who are interested in building something big, this company is for you.

    Cons

    The entire company focus is on Texas and Pennsylvania. So it's hard thrive within the NRG family if the division you work for is outside of those states.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the future and not the past. Energy is changing, and if you don't stop and look around it's going to get ahead of you.


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