Constellation Energy Group

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Constellation Energy Group Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
91 Reviews

3.4
91 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
53 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Constellation's Cool

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    The energy industry is quite dynamic so the company is positioned to offer career growth opportunity. The company also fosters a collegial environment where employee views are valued. Compensation package is considered fairly decent. Benefits are generally good except vacations.

    Cons

    Long hours due to conservative approach to staffing. Vacation entitlement is not great (3 weeks for the first 15 years). Company has quite a barbell distribution in terms of employee seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station is NOT a top 100 company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Training Instructor  in  Oswego, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Training Instructor in Oswego, NY

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are very good compared to other employment opportunities in this area.

    Cons

    There is no compensation for hours worked beyond 40. It is expected and normal that an employee will work 50 - 60 hours a week without compensation or flex time. Work/Life balance are hollow corporate catch phrases and has no real meaning or due consideration from senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees for all hours worked or at least hire and provide staffing levels that support 40 hour work weeks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company with great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, much better than other Fortune 500 companies I've worked for. Very family friendly, from plant level to upper management. Most managers encourage participation in company-sponsored events and allow the time to do so.
    Plenty of opportunities for professional development, inside and outside the company.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement unless you know the right people. Management doesn't provide positive feedback . Senior leadership cannot relate to subordinates. Appears to be more cronyism at the top than what I've observed in past companies. No formal mentoring program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Approach diversity within the company seriously, i.e. mentor minority employees. Implement a formal mentoring program. Practice what you preach.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent 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

    Stable career. Good development program for young professionals.

    Cons

    "Old" and outdated company policy and benefits is not keeping up with the trend of the electronic age. Schedule is not as flexible as it can be. Pay is comparatively lower than market worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the new generation of workers. Learn from companies like google to retain young talents.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not a team oirented environment at all. Pays decently but that is about it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Money and some good co-workers

    Cons

    Top Management stinks at communicating to employees. Company almost went bankrupt last year because of poor management oversight, yet they get large $ in salary and bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in all new leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Constellation Ernergy Nuclear Group

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Overall good company with good benefits and systems in place.

    Cons

    Baltimore. infighting between departments. Lack of 360 degree reviews. White man's club. No training. Departments can operate in isolation and allow a dictator to flourish. This and the resulting turnover can go unnoticed or ignored as long as the department produces. Fairness is not a top priority and relationships matter very much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for feedback of direct management in the review process to avoid breeding dictators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Employees are expendable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    The company still provides a pension; employees in favored positions are treated fairly well. Despite the company coming very close to bankruptcy on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, it appears to be stable with the potential to grow.

    Cons

    Greed is the motivator for senior management. They will pay and treat employees as well as they have to and still pocket huge amounts of money for incredibly incompetent leadership. There is no union and employees have suffered greatly due to no protection. Human Resource-type positions are considered necessary evils and employees in those areas in particular are considered completely expendable. With unemployment so high now, the company's attitude toward employees these days is "You are lucky to have a job when so many don't; if you don't like the way we treat you, you can leave."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is not smart to abruptly downsize the company by 800 employees and expect the survivors to do the absent employees' jobs with no promotion, no salary increase, and no protection against the resulting adverse working conditions. So many employees would leave tomorrow if they felt there were other reasonable options. Many people have families in the Baltimore area and it is not easy for them to locate other jobs. But please understand, many employees are miserably unhappy.
    Where do you dig up your executives? Have you heard of leadership training or making them accountable for their leadership ability rather than ability to make money?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Good working Environment; Able to speak your mind; Work Hard-play hard approach; Employee benefits in terms of money as well as Career development; Some of the best wroking relationships that I made were here.

    Cons

    Sometimes the informations doesn't get filtered down to the employees concerned. The present top management is, in my opinion, too authoritative and didn't had a plan in place, in case things go wrong (as we saw in 2008's financial crisis)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan in place, in case things go wrong.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Reconsider a career at Constellation

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

    I worked at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    -You can use vacation time as long as you ask in advance
    -Free candy at the front desk
    -Health fairs/incentives to join health related things/blood drives

    Cons

    -While it boasts merit based promotions/pay, this is not often the case
    -Many decisions are political and personal, and there is obvious favoritism that strongly sways decisions that should be made from an economical/practical/logistical perspective
    -Management is in disarray and no one seems to really know what they are doing
    -"Restructuring" happens so often that the worker doesn't even know what business unit of Constellation they work for
    -While they claim to care about their employees, the company ultimately cares more about the dollar than their workers
    -Poor communication within the company/business units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Plan in advance before pursing a project because with no goal, it is impossible to be successful

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Oil Trading

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

    I worked at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Had a great experience ar Constellation. They have a great culture with great workers. My team worked very well together and they paid well.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seemed that it was hard to move within the company. I enjoyed my team but felt if I wanted to switch it would of been hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I felt that they could of offered a program which would enable the interns to move amongst the different teams and really see the exposure within the company.

    Approves of CEO

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