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Reliant Energy Reviews

Updated September 12, 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. "Residential Retention renewal"

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    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


  2. "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.

  3. "Not Realistic"

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    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


  4. "Electrician"

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    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


  5. "Excellent way place to work."

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    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


  6. "Great place to work, amazing opportunity"

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    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)


  7. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great employees, great management

    Cons

    They are in Texas and I am in Ohio and no longer able to work there

  8. "The WORST, don't bother!"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    training salary for one week

    Cons

    This was the worst job I ever had, with incompetent bosses that get pleasure from firing people. Too many lies from management, the competition is heavy, with at least 30 other companies selling the same thing, only they are cheaper. Was on job for 2 weeks out of training and got fired for having no sales in an extremely over saturated, highly competitive market. Heard many complaints about Reliant being too high priced with poor service, and slamming customers from many of the 41 door knocks that I had to do each day. Managers checking up on you several times a day, and I had NO help from my manager , even after asking several times. Duplication of reports every day and week, with too much paperwork and constant texts to check up on you. Training sucked, my ride along day was a joke with a guy that could not open his car door from the inside and kept the window down on a 50 degree blustery day. Wish I never took this job. They did not give me a chance to find customers that were not already locked in for 2 to 5 years with other competitors and almost all of them told me that there were too many OTHER (Reliant ) sales people knocking on their doors EVERY day. They will hire too many people to cover a limited area and you will end up tripping over each other and competing against your own people. Don't waste your time, this is a turnstile people mill, get a job with a DECENT company with better quality people who have good character and brains.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the silliness and grow up.


  9. "Okay place to work for..."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reliant Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice schedule. Great people. Training is good. Can promote based on performance.

    Cons

    Very busy. Have to sell. Schedule based on performance.


  10. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    They have an awesome customer service

    Cons

    They need to be more people stopping in to see the plans


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