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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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highly stressfull
Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Homer City, PAApril 9, 2018
Was a good place to work until NRG took over People are leaving as fast as they can.As people retire their positions are not being filled.NRG is trying to fill job positions with outside contractors.
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Fast paced but nice to work at
Employee (Current Employee) –  Cheswick, PAApril 3, 2018
Management is good people, Culture is fast paced and busy, Some weekend work, People are good to work with and will teach you. Salary and Paid time off is great.
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IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  United StatesApril 1, 2018
NRG in 2014 was really behind the times in IT trends. I believe they have turned it around quite quickly in 2015 when the companies they acquired were running fine @70-99% virtualized servers while they were still building out datacenters due to capacity issues. Seems like a moot point now but just a few years ago they were on the wrong path.
Pros
Great 401k match
Cons
They are in financial difficulty due to previous CEO strategy
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Harsh environment
OUTSIDE SALESMAN (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 21, 2018
Gained plenty of social skills dealing with negativity and rejection while consulting with and a pool of diversity. Walking outside door to door for up to 8 hours a day.
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Well paid positiion
GUP First Class Operator (Former Employee) –  Homer City, PA 15748March 21, 2018
Pay and benefits were excellent but management was very incompetent. While this was a union position under a labor contract, the company broke the contact agreement and laid off employees
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Very hard work
Journeyman Electrician/Foreman (Current Employee) –  Oxnard, CA 93033March 20, 2018
Work long hours. We work to keep the electrical grid up and running. We keep the lights on no matter what. Safety culture is number one. I have learned alot from the old school persons here.
Pros
great group of people
Cons
health care, pay
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overall good company to work for
Pump Specialist / NRG Central Repair Shop (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 20, 2018
Overall good company to work for. Company is currently downsizing. The company pays weel and treats its employees fairly. This company has lots of locations all over the USA
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