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Reliant Energy Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  • All I can say is please do not waste your time working for this company (in 2 reviews)

  • Management needs to work on communication and how to level with their employees (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "good Christian company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver/Mechanical in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Driver/Mechanical in Odessa, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with, always treated fairly

    Cons

    Work got slow and had to look for other sources of income

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead


  2. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for these days

    Cons

    no cons that I can think of


  3. "CSR/Web home agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Web in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can really move around and up fast in the company. The bonuses are great. Company luncheons for to sales. Win passes for jeans, Monday through Friday.

    Cons

    You must work for staffing agency first, hard to get on permanent, 6 months for me so far. I wish they would hire permanent after 6 months to a year with all the people leaving. the point system isn't lenient, you get points for clocking in lunch late and a 4 min window at that for start shift and lunch. The points don't roll off until a year later. Old job 1 pt rolled off with perfect attendance for a month and annually


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  5. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Reliant energy has a great working environment

    Cons

    The takeover made things a little more stringent at the workplace. But still a great place to work.


  6. "Billing Analyst Company Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Strong company, good location and good leadership

    Cons

    Very large number of employees. You tend to become a number rather than a name.

    Advice to Management

    Try to provide employees with better communication and transparency


  7. "a place where you could utilize skills in time management while multi-tasking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    a big organization with opportunities to move around the company, to gain exposure in different field while participating in cross-functional projects

    Cons

    an older firm that changes slowly, sometimes behind the pace of market, business might out-grown the in-house systems from time to time

    Advice to Management

    provide more transparency on company direction, more team bonding environment that would increase productivity and efficiency, lead by example when situation arises


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Risk Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team of talented people to work with

    Cons

    Company benefits are not as good as other companies in same industry. Promotions are far and few and not often communicated to the group.


  9. "Reliant Energy job experience review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ops Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Ops Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big well known company. Lots of diff opportunity

    Cons

    No work life balance for employees

    Advice to Management

    Do better


  10. "ANALYST"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay industry standards, large, stable parent company

    Cons

    Poor upper management, Tough work environment and work culture

    Advice to Management

    focus on employee development, clear long term business plan


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A company in transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    The compensation package was good, annual bonus, 401K and generous vacation at sign-on
    A mature IT Development Lifecycle
    Worked with some great IT Senior Management

    Cons

    The company was constantly acquiring new acquisitions; the state of employment was in constant flux
    The salary was competitive, but at the low end of the scale
    Working downtown at the Pavilion was not convenient; long walk from Metro Bus route at downtown locations

    Advice to Management

    Too much management and not enough worker bees... Really need to reassess how you determine who stays and who goes when going thru a merger/acquisition situation


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