NRG Energy Employee Reviews

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had a gym
Power plant operator / water treatment operator (Former Employee) –  Pittsburg, CAJune 13, 2017
very stressful job. leadership was never there. people working are great to work with. benefits are fair. plant was old, things break all the time, but money was never their to fix things. safety was a joke.
Pros
people got along
Cons
equiptment is in need of replacement
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Great Compensation with High Expectations
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJJune 12, 2017
NRG is a large company with a startup's work culture. They expect their employees to think quickly on their feet and take initiative to improve their work product and develop new tools .

While this can be daunting for some, NRG offers excellent compensation for those able to put in the hard work.
Pros
Free lunch, good compensation, opportunities for self-determination
Cons
Long hours, high expectations, nose-to-the-grindstone culture
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Good Company
Control Operator (Current Employee) –  Oxnard, CAJune 11, 2017
This company is a good company to work for. Especially at the plant level. The SLT are typically available and take care of the employees to the best of their ability.
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Senior Risk Analyst (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJJune 8, 2017
Good place to work. Fun environment, good people with plenty of daily challenges.

Its a happy life here but very dependent on external factors being a power company.
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Good Employer
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  ConnecticutMay 30, 2017
Good Employer w/great benefit package that care about their employees. They have a good work environment and management is very knowledgeable. Great experience.
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Hostile work enviroment
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 27, 2017
The job is easy, helping customers set up new service when they're moving to a new address or switching from one company to another. I've learned how to be more patient when talking to customers because everyone doesn't understand electricity. The hardest part about the job is not being able to help customers when they have small children and are currently without power. But the most enjoyable part of the job is being to give the customer a satisfying experience.
Pros
Winning freen Pinnacle trips
Cons
No benefits
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Good pay but don't see the future
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 26, 2017
Pros: good environments, good equipments and nice chairs.

Cons: Every single team owns their secret databases, duplicated projects/labors, wasting time and money; everything is about policy, it is difficult to make a single change or improvement to a team or to a thing; heavy lifting things are being taken care by short term contractors, well-paid employees are doing volunteers (things like clearing weeds for parks, painting neighbors fences); some managers can take PTO day by day without getting fired.
Pros
see my notes
Cons
see my notes
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Supercritical Power Plant was facinating to work in.
E&I Group Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Shelocta, PAMay 1, 2017
Facinating place to work if you like power and controls. There was too much turn over in personel to keep any harmony. I would like to have been in a position to make manager level changes to improve efficiency based on my experience from the front line.
Pros
Solid sustainable position.
Cons
Coal fired plant. Tough bussiness to be in right now.
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Great Management
Parking Services Rep (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNApril 28, 2017
Working at NRG Energy in Minneapolis MN, was one of the better experiences of my life. The management was fair and friendly, the job duties were well defined, and the work days were for the most part stress free.
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Good Job
Journeyman Mechanic/Welder (Current Employee) –  Limestone Generation stationApril 27, 2017
All in all NRG is a good company to work for. it is a fair and balanced work place with opportunity. I really enjoy my job at Limestone Power Plant in Jewett Tx.
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Fair company with caring senior leadership
Vice President, Head of Corporate Marketing (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJApril 22, 2017
I love working at NRG. Senior leadership is approachable and responsive. The office environment is open and friendly.They offer free lunches and work out facilities and encourage a healthy, balance lifestyle. Unfortunately, there are major cuts happening due to activist investor priorities.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Unstable environment due to activist investors
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Constant change and reorganizations
Business Development Manager - Goal Zero (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 9, 2017
The Sales Management of the retail departments rarely had any sales experience, but rather engineering and project management experience. This made it difficult to get results quickly and to communicate with leadership. The culture is that of a library and the constant change/reorganization to TRY and fit the shareholders expectations is never ending. This is a keep your head down and don't ask questions mentality work environment with little room for personality.
Pros
decent work life balance
Cons
poor leadership
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Always interesting and challenging and lots of talented people to work with.
Senior Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Carlsbad, CAApril 6, 2017
There was never a dull moment. Long-term projects were continually interrupted with emergencies, giving me a real sense of purpose and urgency. Responsibilities covered the whole range of power plant skills and technologies, with an open hierarchy at the plants that encouraged all employees to participate in solutions. This last sentence encapsulates the good, the bad, and the ugly of working with NRG. I was sorry that financial difficulties forced them to cut back the engineering team, but grateful for the chance to work at a dream job.
Pros
Lots of travel and opportunity to meet power teams from all over the US.
Cons
Lots of travel...
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Great fun company
Business Analysist Intern (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 3, 2017
Interned over the summer and had a wonder experience. The people there are very smart and are willing to help out and teach whenever possible! Great summer and learned alot.
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Not a nice group to work for
IT Architect, Wholesale & Retail Applications (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 30, 2017
When NRG bought GENCO they laid off a large number of GENON personnel without giving them the opportunity to interview. You could have been a consistent top performer, they didn't care.
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Bureaucratic Politicos and Dinosaurs
Project Controls Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 24, 2017
Outdated and old fashioned, good ol boys club of has beens and wanna be's, inefficient, stale and crusty upper management just minutes away from retirement, counter intuitive practices and counter clockwise procedures, lacking talent, field experience, credentials and worldy wisdom. Ranchy cowboys and east coast jersey boys without any construction or logic. frustrating and unethical workplace culture and dirty southern stink.
Pros
good hourly rates
Cons
no job security, backstabbing, untrustworthy, no job security
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Fun work place, very fast pace in learning good environment
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Schenectady, NYFebruary 12, 2017
Have fun with your job , enjoy your customers guide them in the knowledge of your product and why they should which to your company. .what benefits your company has over the other
Pros
Can move up in the company fast
Cons
Not alot of training
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Good place to grow if eager
RETAIL OPERATIONS ANALYST - CONTRACT (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 30, 2017
This place is great to grow
Smart people all around
Job does require 24/7 vigilance of email and sms messages
Quick paced work load
Office politics is the only negative
Pros
Food perks, location, pay
Cons
Parking payment, 24/7 email and sms monitoring
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Good company
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZJanuary 26, 2017
Company is growing. need better management. I'm looking for a better opportunities. Good compensation and benefits Lots of perks.
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Good Place to work
Power Plant Operator (Current Employee) –  Oswego, NYJanuary 22, 2017
Good Place to work Great pay and benefits, enjoy working here. People treat you well, and are interested in your advancement. Lots of internal jobs if interested.
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