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NRG Energy Reviews

Updated 13 February 2018
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Mauricio Gutierrez
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance Schedule and Work Load (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A fulfilling, fun and learned experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Indirect Dealer Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Indirect Dealer Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well i was lucky enough to run scotland for the Indirect Operations of NRG, we had a fantastic team who looked after each other, we fed from one and other and most of all we hit our targets and i also had some fantastic dealers in Scotland

    Cons

    the only con would have been lack of tech support in the scottish region and the fact our board in Japan were working from figures and not really getting a foothold on the economic downturn that Britain was heading into at that time!!!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Company Direction, Unknown"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "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%


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Market Intelligence and Research Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "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,


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No Upward Mobility"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Declining culture and zero growth"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Company cares a great deal about giving back to the community.

    Cons

    Some people are just given their promotions where others have to work hard and prove why they are to be promoted. Should focus more on career development and promote the people that work hard and add value to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Value your excellent employees.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Director in Carlsbad, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Carlsbad, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very bright and motivated people. Forward thinking and outspoken CEO (David Crane). Had many outstanding senior managers

    Cons

    Company merger changed everything and now just a big, mostly fossil, asset manager.

    Advice to Management

    Be more progressive again.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Lost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Nice location.

    Cons

    Job security was always in question. Loss of core values.


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