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NRG Energy, Inc. is a large American energy company, dual-headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey and Houston, Texas. It was formerly the wholesale arm of Northern States Power Company (NSP), which became Xcel Energy, but became independent in 2000. NRG Energy is involved in energy generation and retail electricity.

One of the customers of NRG Energy wrote feedback, "BEWARE of this company!!! NRG will promise to save you money and at first you will. But they will then change your account to "variable" and before you know it you will be paying DOUBLE or more. I contacted my previous supplier, Penelec and inquired about their rate. (the company NRG promised to be cheaper than) They quoted me a rate of HALF what I am currently paying with NRG. When I called to cancel the operator said that after 3 months my account went to variable and that yes I was paying a much higher rate. WOW....pretty much blatant theft right there. DO NOT fall for their sales pitch. This company is corrupt in their business practices and has infuriated many customers according to their reviews. I wish I had known before I made the switch but they caught us at Walmart where I couldn't fact check them. They tell you how they want to save you money and why wouldn't you switch? Nice sales pitch but unfortunately it is NOT TRUE!"

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Former Employee - Retention Agent says

"I worked at NRG Energy full-time for less than a year Cons: You're a number despite what they verbally say, If you don't meet your number quota in the time frame they want (about 2 months) then you will be put on disciplinary action especially if there was even one mistake that put you on their bad side, management can be fickle if you get on their bad side in any way, low compensation payout for sales, it is a call center so keeping your average call handle time below or at the 7 minute mark for every day is extremely important to your scorecard not the quality of service provided to customer, cannot actually "care" about each customer or their situation because your job will be on the line especially in this COVID situation, Management and senior management push for going above and beyond for customers yet give zero wiggle room for time or sometimes opportunities (give extension overrides/etc) to do so, the company talks a good talk but they do not walk the walk when it comes to following through on the opportunities/care for quality customer service, working here (as the case with many jobs) you will likely be thrown into multiple differing lines of business with barely any training and expected to look up on a knowledge base system that is very convoluted and not intuitive to find certain processes that the floor support and management will berate you as a new hire for not utilizing it enough and not actually training or taking the time to help employees learn the knowledge base system just saying "it's on the knowledge base" "look up the process on knowledge base, it's there, all the processes and knowledge you need is on there", and the team I was a part of utilized the "flog them until moral increases" tactic which of course did NOT help or work where their sweet sounding words in training did not continue when the whole team's numbers dropped being thrown a curve ball with being sent to work remotely due to COVID thus illuminating the true character of the team's leadership that consequently trickles down from senior management"

Current Employee - Associate says

"I have been working at NRG Energy full-time for more than a year Cons: Terrible Directors and Management who run the office like it’s still ECS. ECS people are promoted to newly created and other positions that are not posted, like Customer Experience Product Specialist, Indirect Sales Manager and Strategic Account Manager. These positions were never posted. No new sales for the 600 mW needed but ECS people continue to get promoted."

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"I worked at NRG Energy Cons: Very hierarchical organization, no executive oversight of smaller departments. No checks and balances where there needs to be."

Former Employee - Customer Service Representative says

"I worked at NRG Energy full-time for more than a year Cons: They will let you go without any warnings"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at NRG Energy full-time Cons: They scam you and tell the employees and customers nothing but lies even myself didn’t receive my $150 gift card"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at NRG Energy full-time for more than a year Cons: Horrible company to work for, behind the times, no work life balance, poor management at every level."

Sales says

"I worked at NRG Energy for more than 8 years Cons: too many to list in this small box"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at NRG Energy full-time for more than a year Cons: Selling off every piece of the company and laying off massive amounts of "team" members without little consideration for the health and heart of thier workforce"

Former Employee - Solar Engineer says

"I worked at NRG Energy full-time for more than 3 years Cons: the management sucks, they don't how to manage decentralized solar industry"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at NRG Energy full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Activist investors are ruining the company. Continuous layoffs. Low morale. People are very unhappy. Poor management. The same executives that put the company in the position it is in to be taken over by activist investors are being trusted to right the ship. Good luck with that."

Wind Turbine Technician II (Former Employee) says

"I am happy with the person who hired me but not the company itself. Too many rules that makes you not be able to get any work done. The company always micromanaged everything. Big shots from regional office and district office would be around. They people how was supposed to be done but they worked 1hour in the towers. IT SUCKED don't work for them. Cons: None"

Associate (Current Employee) says

"Very high turnover."

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) says

"Horrible place to work feels as if your a prisoner. You have to lie to people about high electricity prices that you know they cannot afford. Management is also horrible they dont know what they are doing half of the time. They just pure suck Cons: Everyone"

Stressed ex employee (Former Employee) says

"When certain management left late last year, it went downhill and fast. The enforcement was no longer there and the 'secondary' management is a joke. If everyone was responsible from the beginning to the end in supply and demand response, they wouldn't feel the need to fire their best people. Not sure how they're still running. Demand Response group is the only department that runs right"

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) says

"We had unprofessional people working over us. You could tell they knew nothing about management they abuse their power as being managers. We’re jealous of some employees and took advantage of them. Their pay systems for set up for you to lose your commission of each sales. I wouldn’t recommend this company to anyone. I called the ethics hotline they didn’t do anything. They get over on customers for money. And expect you to lie. If I could I would get this company shut down. Cons: Everything they suck"

anonymous (Former Employee) says

"An extreme local management dictatorship with complete disregard to employees. Cons: Management and Indifferent Company"

Wind Turbine Technician Level 3 (Former Employee) says

"Job changed day to day. Management would tell you to do something one day, and have you do the complete opposite the next. Favoritism was the deal breaker for me. Cons: poor management, favoritism"

Sales Manager & Recruiter (Former Employee) says

"ownership lies to government about money they made, they refuse to pay there employees and have been sued at least 47 times that I know of, also they have changed their name several times because ownership was sued."

Sales Rep/Energy Supplier (Former Employee) says

"to many hours only commission pay outside in any weather not promised a sales everyday. the hardest part of the job is the walking and being on your feet all day long. the most enjoyable part was help customers lower their bill and save money"

Door to Door Sales (Former Employee) says

"overall a bad experience. They did not pay me right. One of my bosses did drugs. If we did work it was for an hour and then we would go on break and not go back to work due to the boss not coming to get us. We were supposed to be paid for training and never were. We were supposed to work Christmas eve but we went on a car ride to the bosses doctors appointment. The other employees got paid more than I did."

driver tesco (Former Employee) says

"what a con ,never stop management allways on your back chasing targets, then finish your shift early and loose money, everyone complains about the job, tesco asda they are all the same at teesport, so if you shop at these places give a thought to the poor sods working under pressure chasing managements targets, been there seen it done it you have been warned good luck with your job hunting, you diserve better , hope you get to read this, this is not revenge of any sort i left , this is the truth, Cons: too mant too list, goes on and on"

CSR - Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) says

"Very stressful to work in this area. I was with one group, but they were always giving stuff from old job to do.they had enough people on that side. Gave me stuff no one else would. Training was not complete Cons: Mangement"

Operating Engineer (Former Employee) says

"It was more of a job than career. People I worked with were always looking over their backs and making other people look bad so they can look good. I worked in the Omaha Area. They were dishonest and finger pointing. Cons: Company attitude and non team work withing group"

Billing Operations Representative (Former Employee) says

"Terrible temp service. I never met anyone spoke with. I was laid off an assignment and was told my personal items would be mailed to me. Three years later....nothing. HMMMM"

Call Center Agent (Former Employee) says

"Plain and simple they just dont care about their employees at all. They act like they got hearts but dont. This job is extremely stressful, causes you to wanna have mental breakdowns. Cons: Everything else"

General Laborer (Former Employee) says

"training is horrible. No really good way of advancing in the company. Need a better structure when dealing with problems with situations there. Cons: healthcare, short breaks, no bonus"

OMT-4 (Former Employee) says

"Fellow employees at the plant were great, but, management was terrible, unprofessional and political. All the departments were micromanaged by the plant manager all the managers were sheep following the plant manager. Cons: All management is terrible, political & deranged."

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) says

"Your nothing but a number corporate staff is fake as sh** glad I'm leaving also u get directions from more a**hol** who have no idea what's going on all you are are statistics and easily replaceable it's ran by boouji robots Cons: Dealing with idiots in corporate"

Plant Operator (Former Employee) says

"The HR manager is the worst in the company, you can ask anyone that is not in management about this person and not one person outside would say anything good. She is always against the union employee! They let Her get away with almost anything!!"

Data Management Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Way too much childish high school behavior from managers. Do not expect management to support your goals. Once they discover your passion to advance they kick you out the door"

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