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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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Enjoyed working there we had a good team
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Merced, CAMay 31, 2018
I had to travel a lot and didn't really like that aspect, but had fun with my co workers anyway. Driven environment and very constructive team everyone working towards the same goal.
Pros
good atmospher
Cons
travel
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Northeast Senior Real-time Trader / Operator (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJMay 31, 2018
It was a good place to work. The culture was a bit cut throat. Advancement was non existent. The management team had big dreams but little focus and poor execution.
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Great team!
Intern (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJMay 29, 2018
Lots of work pressure but steep learning curve! Though my immediate manager was extremely demanding, the senior management was very erudite and exceptionally encouraging!
Pros
free lunches
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Who you know
ANNONYMOS (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJMay 29, 2018
That is the only way you advance - poor performance does not matter, its who you know. No advancement - very cut throat, all managers are afraid of Sr. Leadership - no courage to speak up.
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Desktop Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 27, 2018
NRG was very flexible and provided a vast amount of work experience in areas such as network/telecommunications, trade floor compliance, and software licensing compliance.
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The Job was pretty simple
Millwright (Former Employee) –  TexasMay 24, 2018
Very collaborative working partners , all tools were up to date, & heavy lifting wasn’t bad so I would recommend the job to anyone if they were looking for one.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Break time wasn’t enough
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Great place to work
Plant Operations IT Support (Current Employee) –  Western USMay 22, 2018
NRG is a great place to work...They treat their employees very good!!...Safety is the number one concern at NRG, and we have meetings daily to keep employees focused on safety...
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Aiiiiight...
Graphic Designer (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMay 16, 2018
VERY clique-ish. If you don't get along with people on your team, it can be hard to fit in with the employee culture here. Outside of your team, people are not very friendly. That said, pretty chill place to work. If you are focused on your career and have goals, this may not be a deal-breaker for you. This goes for the Philly office only. Princeton may be different. The culture in the Philly office stems from the start-up mentality (EnergyPlus days). Princeton definitely is a bit more professional and corporate with more polish.
Pros
Business casual (jeans) everyday
Cons
They took away free vending machines
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warm and welcoming environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 16, 2018
A day in the life of an NRG sales associate consisted of getting to work at 2 pm, minimum one meeting with the team leader and then breaking huddle to go out and go door to door. The environment was very nice and welcoming.
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Not bad just unstable now
IT (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 15, 2018
People are great and certain managers are too. Pay became better but the company now is going through big layoffs and than started hiring for the same position they laid people off from.
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Downsizing
Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 14, 2018
You will be expected to do the jobs of many until you take a stand. Then you may risk getting replaced for the next person to be exploited. The current morale situation at the worker level is toxic at best. Just waiitng for your turn to be cut essentially....
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Great place to work
Real-Time Trader/ System Operator (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJApril 29, 2018
NRG is a great place to work and develop your career. They allow you to grow and develop your career path you desire and fits your long term goals. NRG has a great corporate culture.
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productive and fun
Sr.PL/SQL developer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 23, 2018
Work culture at this place is very good and productive.
Had an opportunity to learn nothings. Worked on crucial projects and played a key role in meeting the deliverables.
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Good Company, Good Benefits
Director (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 17, 2018
Good company, good benefits. Nice people to work with and pay is good. Need a long-term strategy other than being a old brown power wholesale/retail company.
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Easy environment
Plant Infrastructure Support II (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAApril 16, 2018
Once you understood what was going on and who to talk to to get your issues resolved, the job was really pretty easy. Down side was the company is very siloed. Little opportunity for development even though they tried to pretend and say there were.
Pros
Easy going schedule
Cons
Unstable at the end
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stressful environment
Business Development Director (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 13, 2018
due to poor past decisions and failed initiatives, NRG is leaning on a successful retail business to reduce costs which has created an overworked environment. Great people there, just too much work for those who remain.
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Great place to work
Regional Training Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 12, 2018
NRG purchased the gulf coast assets about 12 years ago and they have been a great company to work for. Unfortunately there was a reduction in staffing and I was given a severance package that was very generous.
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Large facility that is undermanned
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN (Current Employee) –  Avon Lake, OHApril 10, 2018
Large generating facility with equipment dating from the late 1930's up to modern times. Facility is undermanned to maintain all working equipment properly. Work ranges from routine PM's, new installation, troubleshooting and repair.
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