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Thad Hill
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    Good company, lots of potential.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Calpine (less than a year)


    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.


    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.

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

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Calpine Interviews

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    Business Analyst Interview

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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Calpine.

    Interview Details

    MBA recruiting. One person interviewing on campus. He was personable. He asked GMAT style probability questions to gauge my mathematical ability. Things like you have x number of socks, y of which are blue. How many pairs should i remove to achieve q probability. Lots of industry questions. I never heard back from them.

    Interview Questions
    • on how many doses of antiviral i would need to take to have 90% confidence i was protected from some disease where antivirals had 50% chance of protecting from virus   Answer Question
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Calpine Awards & Accolades

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

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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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