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58 Reviews
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Thad Hill
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    Good company, lots of potential.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Calpine (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, motivating environment and everyone wants to help you learn as much as possible. Managers have an open door policy which makes everything a lot easier.

    Cons

    Was asked to handle more responsibilities, with no pay raise, while balancing being a full time student. Managers would ask to skip school to work on projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let interns know that school is priority over everything. Lot of potential for intern growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Calpine Interviews

Updated Mar 19, 2015
Updated Mar 19, 2015

Interview Experience

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    Engineering Interview

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    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Calpine.

    Interview Details

    Applied online though there website when job was first posted and didn't hear anything back until maybe 2 weeks after the application closed. Had one conference call interview and was informed several days later I was being offered the position. Easy going interview, typical questions, and seemed to be an easy going group.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you had a chance to look at our website (yes) and what stood out to you.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They made an offer which I though was fair and I accepted. Didn't even try and negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Calpine Awards & Accolades

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.calpine.com
Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Public (CPN)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Calpine may get hot, but it also knows how to blow off some steam. The independent power producer and marketer controls 27,490 MW of generating capacity through interests in more than 90 primarily natural gas-fired power plants in 20 US states and Canada. This fleet also includes 15 geothermal power plants in California. Calpine, the leading geothermal power producer in North America, owns 725 MW of capacity at the largest geothermal facility in the US -- the Geysers in northern California, where electricity is produced from natural steam, and which accounts for more than... More

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