NRG Energy Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Glassdoor uses cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing, you agree to our use of cookies. OK | Learn More

NRG Energy Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
345 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Mauricio Gutierrez
80 Ratings

345 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Gulf Coast Region Management, Work/Life Balance (in 15 reviews)

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

Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A fulfilling, fun and learned experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Flexible Fun job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Unknown future"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Senior Cost Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Maintenance Planner"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "AWESOME place to work!!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  10. "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRG Energy full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, and a relatively technologically advanced company

    Cons

    I did not like the lunch options near by


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Going through some rough spots"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, dynamic work environment, always complex work to do and work with smart people

    Cons

    Employee morale is low at the moment and most people are not inspired to put in the extra effort to get work done, senior management is not engaged with the employees and does not do a good job communicating with the employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees that are dragging down overall employee morale and be concerned about doing what it takes to ensure employees stay engaged to get the work done rather than worrying about the stock price. Improve communication with employees


Showing 345 of 387 reviews
Reset Filters