Constellation Energy Group

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Constellation Energy Group Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
93 Reviews
3.4
93 Reviews
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Constellation Energy Group Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, Baltimore Gas and Electric Mayo A. Shattuck III
Mayo A. Shattuck III
54 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Hours Good Pay Good People (in 7 reviews)

  • The only other thing that comes close to a "Pro" is the work/life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • This can lead to a terrible work/life balance if you don't manage it correctly (in 9 reviews)

  • one level above) can be trumphed by senior management to match the department objectives (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fortune 500 company- overall decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500, brand recognition, decent salary once you move up the ranks, nice downtown location, management is personable, tuition reimbursement (now it takes three years to forgive(1/3 a year), generous sick leave, average 401k match

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ranks (when the company was smaller it was a lot easier), feel like a number, not a person, work environment is like a factory floor or sardine can, have to pay for parking, bureaucracy, no recognition for advanced degrees, organization is so large you never know who to go to, office gets so loud you can't hear yourself think.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a more comfortable work environment (ex. cubicles, white noise). Currently the offices are set up in rows like a factory floor, no privacy, and extremely loud at times (disruptive). Provide more cross-training opportunities so people have more exposure to different areas and have back up for when they are out of the office.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    We work in a ever changing and challenging environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Tech  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Tech in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Many good people and decent money. Its like working with a big family.

    Cons

    Healthcare Benefits took a turn for the worse 2 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a need to focus more on the people and not so much on the mighty dollar.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    An amazing experience combined with respect from co-workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Many opportunities
    Ability to advance
    Great compensation for good performance
    A team atmosphere with respect for each employee

    Cons

    Sometimes knowledge is not shared adequately
    Interns can be looked upon as a nuisance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership team provides quality feedback, necessary support, and a helping hand in creating work life balance. They are trustworthy and competent. You won't find managers who cannot step in to complete an employees tasks in an emergency or who doesn't know their staff and their areas of responsibility. This management team sets the bar high for other companies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I have enjoyed my time there and am looking forward to growing in the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Lusby, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Lusby, MD

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow due to the retiring work force. Also the salary is good and the people are very good and enjoyable to work with. I get the feeling that most workers would do a lot for each other.

    Cons

    The benefits (health care) were recently reduced, but that is more common with the new rules. Also the demands of the work week can often exceed the normal 40 hours.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    The management is nice. Good salaries and opportunities.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is not great. A lot of overtime for no additional compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The merger has created a lot of additional work, which means we need more staff.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    collegial atmosphere. good pay and benefits. interesting work.

    Cons

    senior management and strategy issues.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people to work with. the company culture values collaboration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    1. good people -- nice, smart, hard-working, honest, wanting to do the right thing
    2. down to earth, approachable leaders
    3. company is aggressive in embracing change to stay on top

    Cons

    1. company may try to change more than it can effectively execute
    2. gets too analytical with business models and metrics and loses sight of common sense and people motivation
    3. many leaders tend to be very smart, analytical, and directive management style -- lacks people motivation instincts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    how happy are you with the new generation of leaders being groomed by today's leaders?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Decent compensation and competitive benefits package. Constellation is a large company with good geographic diversity. It has many excellent people to learn from and the company encourages information sharing.

    Cons

    The geographic diversity can be a problem in that it makes it difficult to develop the relationships necessary to be effective in your role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constellation's management suffers from the same problem that many management groups have: they think that their leadership is the answer to the company's problems.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall good place to start a career, but may change depending on merger

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Good coworkers, great salary level for the greater DC area. Depending on which department you work for, your contributions may be recognized. Generally good level of vacation days. So far, unlimited sick days (but can he checked upon if requested by management).

    Cons

    Depending on who you have as a manager, you may not get necessary guidance. This is changing though. As the company undergoes a merger, there will be plenty of ambiguity. In some departments, contribution by the non-management level may go unnoticed. Performance evaluation from the direct report (i.e. one level above) can be trumphed by senior management to match the department objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be fair to all in promotions and performance evaluations.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Experience depends on the department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    The compensation package can be good at Constellation; however, the work/life balance will depend upon the department and manager. There are lots of opportunities to learn, grow, and gain exposure to senior management if you're good.

    Cons

    If you're good, you'll have more work than you know what to do with. This can lead to a terrible work/life balance if you don't manage it correctly. Also, there has been a lot of organizational changes in the last few years in some of the departments which can be stressful if you like a stable/predictable environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to allow employees to stretch beyond their job title; however, allow them to make the inevitable mistakes in a safe environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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