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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated 24 February, 2015
Updated 24 February, 2015
94 Reviews
3.3
94 Reviews
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NRG Energy President, CEO, and Director David W. Crane
David W. Crane
62 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.  

    Great People, Great Leadership, A Lot of Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Functional Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Functional Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    A forward thinking company with true vision for the future. Operationally, continuing to make profits for shareholders through traditional generation while stretching to develop the future of the energy industry.

    Management is flexible as long as individuals can deliver results through (heavy) workload.

    Competitive compensation and benefits mitigates turnover that would otherwise result from high workload.

    Cons

    Functional areas are run lean which leads to excessive workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and lot of great things to learn.

    Cons

    ISU industry have different customization. Overall well designed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Forward thinking company with flexible, fast paced environment.

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

    I have been working at NRG Energy

    Pros

    Good Pay, Smart managers, Nice Collegues

    Cons

    Intentional infighting among different departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Operating Mechanic

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

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, satisfactory commute, friendly co-workers, advancement opportunities, union based employment, minimal outdoor working environment, fast growing parent company, multiple employee discount perks, knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Toxic relationship between operations and management, micro management at it's best, minimal flexibility, feels like "at will" employment although it's union based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to compromise, practice flexibility and accountability, trust the employees you hire to do the job they're paid to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Controls Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - 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
  7.  

    Worst employer I have ever worked for

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

    I worked at NRG Energy

    Pros

    Location in downtown Houston is very convenient

    Cons

    Working environment, management styles, poor communication, no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganization is desperately needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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
  10. 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

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