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Reliant Energy Reviews

Updated December 18, 2017
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  • All I can say is please do not waste your time working for this company (in 2 reviews)

  • Long hours, no hourly compensation, commisson based (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    My manager was great and did not micro manage

    Cons

    Meetings were redundant, no new material to discuss

    Advice to Management

    Management was great


  2. "Consumer client with Business Customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Busieness in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Busieness in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started as a contractor and was offered full time employee with NRG Reliant after 19 months. Fair compensation and commissions.

    Cons

    Crazy demands to offer worthless products to a client when they called in with a complaint.

    Advice to Management

    Hire coaches/managers who have been properly developed for the position. Most coaches either knew someone or sucked up. Management is a joke.

  3. "Call center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Commission was fair but not the best

    Cons

    Micro managing in call center

    Advice to Management

    Get involved, recognize the issues with your call center activities


  4. "If your okay with making sales even in morally challenging situations"

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    Former Employee - Agent in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Agent in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was decent. Schedule was good no weekends or holidays.

    Cons

    No parking as it was located downtown. So often times I paid for parking or the park and ride. Morally it wasn’t the company for me. They pushed sales even when people’s electricity was about to be disconnected. They say they care about the customers but sales were most important. Once on the floor I found it hard to find help.

    Advice to Management

    More help on the floor and micromanagement in regards to sales.


  5. "Eh, not bad just takes work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    Make your own hours and get the benefits of your own hard work!

    Cons

    I don't see many aside from the fact that its mainly door to door work. Depending on what kind of weather you have in your area it can take a toll on you.


  6. "Not Realistic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    There are no Pros, just Cons

    Cons

    Long hours, no hourly compensation, commisson based


  7. "Residential Retention renewal"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The commission is outstanding as long as we have leads.

    Cons

    Leads run out, hours get cut, no more money

  8. "Electrician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    it's good for the money

    Cons

    it's bad for the management


  9. "Excellent way place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reliant Energy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Extensive, Give it a try

    Cons

    None at this point in time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Great place to work, amazing opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity, culture, environment, management, pay for tuition

    Cons

    very large company, easy to get overlooked. (not really a con)


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