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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated 15 October, 2017
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  • Gulf Coast Region Management, Work/Life Balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Great people, Good benefits, Good pay (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "working with NRG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ontario in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Ontario in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good job innovative good atmosphere free coffee nice people

    Cons

    no cons i see no cons all is very good and innovative management think of peoplde

    Advice to Management

    good company thank you !


  2. "Solar Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Solar Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Solar Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    young work force and great culture.

    Cons

    initially was great when it was Pure energy and it went all down hill after NRG acquired them. lack of vision and coordination between different department

    Advice to Management

    get your act together


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Treatment of Middle Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    None was not very engaged here

    Cons

    Too many to mention, poorly managed.

    Advice to Management

    Put some proper controls in place


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  5. "Flexible Fun job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Engineer
    Current Employee - Regional Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of exposure to upper management, lean organization, a lot of opportunity

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and long term vision

    Advice to Management

    Communication of goals earlier in the year.


  6. "Coworkers are hands down the best to work with."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance: Planner in Osceola, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance: Planner in Osceola, AR (US)
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and schedule are great the plant is very clean environment to be a fossil fuel power plant plenty of overtime

    Cons

    Hazardous environment plant is in the middle of nowhere very few places to eat in the nearest town cold wet winters and hot muggy summers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and respect them


  7. "Unknown future"

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have the best of the best people, fair PTO policy

    Cons

    upcoming layoffs, nothing else I can think of


  8. "Senior Cost Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Cost Engineer in Canonsburg, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Engineer in Canonsburg, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, exposure to top management, multitude of software

    Cons

    Power generation industry always much uncertainty, layoffs at NRG due to takeover by activist investors.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to what you do best. Do not bend to the whims of public opinion.


  9. "NRG--great place to make money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Money and benefits are very good

    Cons

    Working environment is very restrictive, very much a good old boy society.


  10. "Maintenance Planner"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hartford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hartford, CT (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hourly rate with Over time

    Cons

    Vacation needs to accure starts with zero for a year

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. Helpful (1)

    "AWESOME place to work!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    NRG is for its employees. Everything is based around the employees. Ability to work from home, Free full course lunch, many, many employee benefits, very focused around employee health and wellbeing. I can keep going....

    Cons

    Not one single cons for nrg, not one!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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