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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated 22 January, 2015
Updated 22 January, 2015
89 Reviews
3.3
89 Reviews
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NRG Energy President, CEO, and Director David W. Crane
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60 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at NRG Energy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large Scale & Large Scope, Long term projects, huge technical and professional skills, client side benefits

    Cons

    reluctant to hire on FT salaried project staff, therefore, project personnel are mostly working on contract without benefits, 401k, paid vacation etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider taking the top talent on as FT staff with all the benefits, then you would be paying a 100% markup on the field services staffing and project professionals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great job

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

    I worked at NRG Energy

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for development.

    Cons

    Too many M&A deals that cost good people their jobs.

  3.  

    Great Experience

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

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Pros

    Everything. Great place to work.

    Cons

    No Cons to think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plant Operations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    How Not To Merge Companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AR Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - AR Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at NRG Energy

    Pros

    There is no reason at all to work for NRG

    Cons

    Headquarters in New Jersey make more than distance a problem in cooperation and synergy
    No chance to be judged on the merits of your work
    Below-market compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since electricity and other energy products are essentially the same for all providers, the brand depends on service for its competitive advantage. You depend on your employees, so treating them as interchangeable playing pieces is not only bad for your work environment, it also degrades the results you deliver to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10. 3 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

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