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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated 3 December, 2014
Updated 3 December, 2014
85 Reviews
3.2
85 Reviews
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NRG Energy President, CEO, and Director David W. Crane
David W. Crane
58 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay in easy job environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Benefits package is above average and the ability to further develop industry insights is reasonably well promoted (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Do not work here if you have children, there is no work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • No work life balance, a lot of overtime, but no reward (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plant Operations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Long Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Operations in Long Beach, CA (US)

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Company, fast growing, 401K

    Cons

    All and all I am sure it is no different than any other large corperation. Many new initatives taking place. Many, employees do not like change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you work hard yes, if you are will to relocate yes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company on the rise

    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at NRG Energy as an intern

    Pros

    + Awesome team environment, very laid-back

    Cons

    - The open office environment is great, but I feel that managers should still be able to get their own office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty Solid

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy

    Pros

    Large firm
    Decent office locations
    Easy work hours

    Cons

    Less than excellent managers
    Too many staffing redundancies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire smarter people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Top management pretty clear about what the company's vision is, and what they expect. Very good compensation & benefits package. Plenty of opportunities if you're in the right field.

    Cons

    Continuous blending of cultures and revision of procedures & processes from multiple on-going mergers. Still trying to find the right balance of centralized vs. distributed staff functions. Central staff for HR & IT have been particularly hit by mergers and can seem jaded (overwhelmed?) about supporting issues in field locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a pause from all the changes and analyze where the people outside of HQ & the centralized offices are having to deal with inefficient processes, and work at improving those.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nickname for the Company was "Not Real Good".

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

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. Plant personnel are great.

    Cons

    When this company bought us out, there were immediate reduction in our benefits, vacation days, etc. All major decisions are made by the CEO. Corporate personnel are hard to work with, if they even try to work with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot make decision at the plant level, from a corporate office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing career opportunities, Appalling monetary recognition...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, if you are in the right team. Very downtown location. continual development and training opportunities. Second to none expertise in the field.

    Cons

    Very poor payment policy. Benefits are dwindling year over year. No priority to promote from within. Life / work balance mostly always tips towards WORK! Hiring has been put on a hold for the past 2 years and work has had to be shared with little to no recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand by your employees and they will deliver astonishing results. It is borderline insulting to see EBITDA in the Billions and people not having a decent raise or bonus in the last 5 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    No advancement opportunity, no work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary, not too bad in the industry, decent bonus rate, but Princeton is high living cost area though.
    Free lunch in princeton office

    Cons

    No work life balance, a lot of overtime, but no reward. On call even after at home for emails stuff.
    No room to growth, they tend to hire external people for senior position while ignore the promotion of current employees.
    Benefit is mediocre at best, shabby medical insurance.
    I don't like the open office floor, I think it is a distraction, why can't they get a decent office for HQ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on the workforce, feel somehow cheap in a lot of things, right now there is really nothing good except the free lunch.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work as a consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ (US)

    I have been working at NRG Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Your advise and opinions are highly regarded and most employees were good to work with.

    Cons

    politically charged environment for employees due to mergers and integration of new companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of the insecurities and concerns of the employees during transition periods.

    Recommends
  10.  

    NRG

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Recruiter in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Junior Recruiter in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    EVERYTHING IS SO AWESOME HERE!!! I love my job and the work place atmosphere is awesome. Plus there are alot of perks.

    Cons

    There are no cons. NRG is awesome and I love working here. It is hard to find an emplyer like this one but i am so glad i did!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benifits and a perm. job

    Cons

    Not enough people to do the job. Long hours. Not paid OT. Low pay and low raisies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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