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Updated 20 February, 2018
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Mauricio Gutierrez
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  • Work Life Balance Schedule and Work Load (in 19 reviews)

  • Great people, Good benefits, Good pay (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "working with NRG"

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    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. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and fun people to work with

    Cons

    Layoffs are normal at NRG.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Company Direction, Unknown"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and decent pay.

    Cons

    Dominating figures in management led to no personal grown and vindictive atmosphere. If you're un-liked for whatever reason, be prepared to feel like you'll lose your job at any moment. Not many people work there for more than 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house with some of your managers/VP's. Instill a culture that is parallel with 2018, not the old corporate iron fist culture.


  7. "Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Fair compensation Base. Great Bonus structure is 15% base salary

    Cons

    Avg yoy salary base increase 1-3%


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Market Intelligence and Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is staffed with great folks. At one point in time, it had great potential for changing the way we use energy.

    Cons

    The company became more focused on the almighty $ rather than it's people. The culture became very unpleasant. Leadership no longer cared about the people; many quality people walked out and others were laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Management is sacrificing it's people. The culture is thankless, demeaning, unappreciative, and uncaring. It puts the needs of the business over the needs of its employees. It's unfortunate that you 'threw away' so many talented folks in the business.


  9. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Operator
    Former Employee - Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Pay because of location and union

    Cons

    Union and management head butting constantly

    Advice to Management

    None,


  10. Helpful (2)

    "No Upward Mobility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Direct supervisor and co-workers are great

    Cons

    They don't convert contracts, no upward mobility, no raises even when they double the work load and cut positions

    Advice to Management

    Bring on your contractors.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Declining culture and zero growth"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits but don't expect any promotions

    Cons

    Leadership seems do not have clarity on company future vision. Heavy cost-cutting measures because pressure from private equity and not align with any growth plan.


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