Reliant Energy Reviews

Updated 1 August 2014
Updated 1 August 2014
31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay is decent, and they schedules are pretty flexible.

    Cons

    No room to grow within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give to top sellers more opportunity to grow within the company, besides giving out giftcards

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent Marketing Department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reliant Energy is a great place to work — for the paycheck. The company pays their employees about 15% more than other companies, which is easy since they charge their customers about 15% more for their electricity.

    Cons

    The leadership simply does not know what they are doing which makes them incredibly insecure around the few employees that do. The marketing department is run by a gaggle of mean women who confuse “girl power” with a “good ol’ girl” mindset that makes for a dysfunctional sorority. Leadership only hires and promote their friends, regardless of their level of competence or experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move the Marketing/ Communications department to Princeton and hire either an agency or team with proven experience. How many more customers does Reliant Energy have to lose before NRG makes a change?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company in transition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    The compensation package was good, annual bonus, 401K and generous vacation at sign-on
    A mature IT Development Lifecycle
    Worked with some great IT Senior Management

    Cons

    The company was constantly acquiring new acquisitions; the state of employment was in constant flux
    The salary was competitive, but at the low end of the scale
    Working downtown at the Pavilion was not convenient; long walk from Metro Bus route at downtown locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much management and not enough worker bees... Really need to reassess how you determine who stays and who goes when going thru a merger/acquisition situation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    In transition

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reliant Energy

    Pros

    Good compensation, great work life balance, close work culture on individual teams

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop mentor ship and development programs for junior level employees

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    Business Analyst - Contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Reliant Energy as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    This was an excellent company to work for. The pay was good and the people were great. Strong support from management and the were very focused on the projects we were working on. Great company to work for....

    Cons

    There were no cons while working at Reliant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opinions

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work / life balance, lots of volunteer opportunities, competitive pay

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited, high turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act on commitment to invest in employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't waste your time !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Agent  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at Reliant Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I got a free nest thermostat : )

    Cons

    This is a MUST READ if you're considering being a sales agent for Reliant Energy/Tecomax !
    You're literally hired on the spot but don't be deceived , most don't stay . We had a hired class of about 49 people and maybe only one or two stayed .
    Here's why . Your day starts at 8am . Then you spend an hour or so listening to the millionaires of the company talk of their financial success . Then you sit around the office trying to hype each other up until about 1pm . From there you go to your territory . You're dropped off in a neighborhood from 1:30 to around 9:00 pm knocking the same doors over and over . While you're knocking doors your supervisors spend the day in their cars eating and staying out of the elements . Even if you have an emergency and have to leave they will not come get you . They say the ones that are successful endure it . That's your day .
    Also don't be deceived by the pay ! It's NOT $100 a deal the way they say . It starts at $80 a deal BUT the regional managers cut is also taken from that so you start at $60 a deal .
    Only the higher ups profit that's why they hire in volume knowing most won't stay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wise up . Be honest with new hires

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Information Architect  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Information Architect in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Reliant Energy as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is amazing and initial pay as a contractor is ideal

    Cons

    Conversion to perm is a lower salary than expected but bonus structure is large

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Contractor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reliant Energy as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great location, decent pay, comfortable workspaces

    Cons

    No love for contractors, who are not always treated the best way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More openness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Work Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Reliant Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is one of the best electric utility company to work in USA. They are well organised and work with all forms of business in the energy industry. They have a certain standard and you can notice while working with the company. This is a definite recommendation if you have dreams to move to energy sector.

    Cons

    There are none so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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