NRG Energy Employee Reviews

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Great environment!
Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Carlsbad, CAAugust 12, 2018
I enjoyed the job. There was a lot of chance to learn and also the company was really into safety and gave awards regularly to the employees and the contractor.
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Great place to work.
Environmental/Chemistry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Reading, PAAugust 10, 2018
The company was a fun and great place to work. The employees are mostly friendly and help each other out as needed. Travel and professional meeting attendance was always available.

Typical workday involved solving operations problems at large power generating plants. My specialty was water treatment and equipment selection and design.

I learned a lot about various chemical treatment programs and how to select/design new water treatment equipment.

Management was knowledgeable and good to get along with. They encouraged self learning and seminars for professional advancement. There was considerable interaction among employees and management.

Workplace culture was to get the job done safely and environmentally sound.

Hardest part of the job was the constant threat to job security due to changing industry government regulations and interference's. The company was also having financial problems.

Most enjoyable part of the job was the freedom to travel throughout company facilities to assist in solving problems.
Pros
Nice travel opportunities
Cons
No work security
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Field Meter Technician (Former Employee) –  Rosedale,nyAugust 6, 2018
The company is great. So much room for advancement. This company looks out for there workers and strive to make them happy. Alot of young people in this company
Pros
Alot
Cons
None
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4.0
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Good experience working at NRG
Sap Fico consultant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 6, 2018
The project that i have worked was a integration with third part tools, which was a bit complex at the beginning but got better later.
However working in Agile methodology helped me understand the deliverable's in a better way and the project was a good experience as a learnt a lot about CRM SAP tool and the CO(controlling) part of the FICO
Pros
employee manager relationship wasn't great
Cons
Good Work life balance
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3.0
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Comfortable place
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 1, 2018
It was a good experience working there , I can't complain. I learned a lot
While there. People were friendly and very helpful with understandin jo duties.
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Waste of time
Operations Administrator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 29, 2018
Waste of time was what they did to NRG home solar. They ran it into the ground by putting New Jersey people in charge. Supervisors were uneducated and unprofessional.
Pros
n/a
Cons
you were held hostage all year to get your bonus paid out
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Great place!
Senior Engineer, Engineering & Technical Services (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJuly 27, 2018
Engineering was always challenging. People were very nice to get along with professionally and personally. A lot of travel to the various locations across the country.
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good firm
Senior Regional Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 23, 2018
good company to work for as an engineer, well diversified problems for an engineer to get involved with. no lack of work. no lack of support from the engineering to help solve issues.
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good
UI Front End Developer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 20, 2018
I have learnt a lot working at this company.
My typical day would go smotth and easy.Every one at the help good and come forward in helping each other.
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Coworkers were great but management not so much. Management only cares about numbers and not people. Morale has definitely declined over the years.
Retail Associate (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 19, 2018
Management is poor and some are bullies. They reward and promote based on friendship rather than performance. Hard workers cover for those who are not.
Pros
Good benefits and work schedules
Cons
Highly stressful environment, pay does not match work, blatant favouritism, poor management
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Great start
Senior Wholesale/Retail Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 10, 2018
Good place to start out at. Work was fun and challenging. Some difficulty in being able to advance. There is a silo effect where your boss does not always want to let you go to other departments if you are key in theirs.
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3.0
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Smart People with Little Vision
Senior Analyst - Credit Risk (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJuly 6, 2018
There were good professionals within each of the functional groups, but the overall cohesion of leadership between divisions of the company was unclear. There was clear separation, but little in terms of unity of the branches of the enterprise.
Pros
Workout facilities, free lunches, shuttles to the train
Cons
Little cohesion across different functional groups
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1.0
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Extreme Management Dictatorship
anonymous (Former Employee) –  Nipton, CAJuly 5, 2018
An extreme local management dictatorship with complete disregard to employees.

Company is completely disengaged and non-supportive of employees.

Local management uses a "management by fear" approach.


A very poor work environment.
Pros
interesting technology; staff is mostly nice people.
Cons
Management and Indifferent Company
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5.0
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Great to work
Mechanical Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Thompsons, TXJune 26, 2018
Great place to with good benefits worked a four day work week 10 hrs aday great opportunity to advance your career safety oriented company safety first
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I do not recommend
Control Room Operator (Current Employee) –  Oxnard, CAJune 26, 2018
nrg is not a good company they bought Genon kept all the big profiting plants, transferred 500 million dollars of debt to its balance sheet and then filed bankruptcy. NRG is a company of no integrity.
Pros
few
Cons
to many to list
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SALES ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJune 22, 2018
This is a good job to start out in the professional world. I enjoy my supervisors. The work is rewarding. I would recommend this to people who have just graduated.
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NRG Energy
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 21, 2018
Solid company to work with, many opportunities. My work was as a contractor. Due to mergers and acquisitions, NRG acquired 5-7 additional energy companies, and did not renew contract for all in the role.
Pros
Room for opportunity and growth
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Nrg
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 20, 2018
Flexible schedule, upward mobility is difficult. There are many programs to get involved in at NRG, like the march of dimes fundraisers and the MS 150 ride team.
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Fun
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 7, 2018
Fun place to work! The management is very understanding and allows you to do what you need to do when outside problems arise. I learned a lot about the solar industry.
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Great job nice pay and flexible hours
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 6, 2018
Great company with lots of opportunities to excel.Love the money I made.work outside at table tho sale electricity service. Great company lunches. Commission was great every check. The sales position offers unlimited salary cap
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