Constellation Energy Group

  www.constellation.com
  www.constellation.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Constellation Energy Group Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
93 Reviews
3.4
93 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great. Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Sometime to many corporate changes to keep track of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Energy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Oswego, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oswego, NY

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

    Pros

    High pay under great place for job growth and learning.

    Cons

    High work load and location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More streamlining and cross-disciplinary work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

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

    I worked at Constellation Energy Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Attended many professional events and networking

    Cons

    Management lacked in every position I was in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Good Atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere with little political drama.

    Cons

    The company lacks competitive compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on identifying those who will be up and comers, and try and foster their loyalty.

  6.  

    Chicago Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing and Sales Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing and Sales Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Constellation has an amazing work environment in the heart of downtown Chicago. The people are incredibly friendly and hardworking. I learned a lot from my internship there.

    Cons

    Constellation got taken over by Exxelon and they went from constantly looking for employees to having no open marketing positions very quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A disappointing place to work with high turnover and constant instability

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

    I worked at Constellation Energy Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Excellent yearly bonus package.
    -Flexibility to work off-site (which is also a con, see below).
    -Nice people to work with for the most part.
    -If you like to travel both with a lot of notice or little notice, then this is definitely the right company to work for.

    Cons

    -Very high turnover due to low morale, burnout, bad management, and a variety of other reasons.
    -You have to constantly battle and fight for a reasonable budget to complete or maintain projects delegated by senior leadership. Yet the travel budget is astronomical - most (but of course not all) business trips that are assigned could be done over the phone or on Skype or a product like it, if the company reevaluated the cost of implementing a video conferencing tool versus how many thousands of dollars they are wasting on air fare, bar binging, hotels, etc.
    -Culture is stiff, impersonal, unhealthy and does not promote employee wellness or personal health at all. There is no on-boarding for new employees or even any type of HR presence at all. You're expected to be on-call around the clock and when groups get together through travel there is extreme binge drinking (many times on the company dime), from employees of all ages not just the 20-somethings.
    -Management expectations are completely unrealistic, which drives people to work way beyond their capacity (and many times burn out) or to never feel a sense of completion or satisfaction.
    -Very frequent movement of teams and changes in reporting structure, which is often interpreted by employees that management doesn't know what they are doing.
    -Absolutely no work-life balance for people who are truly working hard (some people actually aren't and try hard to fake the fact that they are not hard-working). Everyone is granted with off-site access so even during extreme and stressful situations such as hurricanes and states of emergency, employees are expected to be working.
    -Since right before Exelon bought the company, there has been very little room to move or grow into a new position, there are very few promotional opportunities, and many people feel "stuck" or even worse, worried about whether they will even have a job. Many times when people leave, their job is not back-filled and the work gets pushed out to the remaining team members who are already overworked.
    -During occasional road closing/horrendous traffic events because of national or large-scale events in Baltimore, Maryland employees are never advised to work off-site (even though it would make for a more productive work day), but when similar events take place in regional offices, there is more sensitivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Covered in the cons section above, the main point is that there is a lack of work-life balance, which results with low morale, burnout, resentment, and a high turnover rate -- in turn, you are wasting money by not treating your employees like people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good people but corporate policies stink

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst II
    Current Employee - Analyst II

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group full-time

    Pros

    Team members are great, for the most part. Working at a Nuclear Power Plant provides interesting work. Job stability. Decent benefits. Free safety shoes!

    Cons

    Weird promotion rules. People who obviously have more talent, skills and responsibilities are often passed over for promotions in favor of old-timers who've been around longer. Merit pay increases are a joke (1% raise doesn't even cover cost of living). Although there is an emphasis on safety, schedule pressures can force people's hands. Work Life balance is a joke: 40 hours a week job really means 50-60 with no extra pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop squeezing every inch of work from your people without duly compensating them. Pay people extra when they are in ERO duty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Engineer III

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

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

    Pros

    flex work week, 4 weeks vacation

    Cons

    bonus does not always depend on how well you performed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    match salary with MRP

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nuclear group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outage Worker  in  Oswego, NY
    Former Employee - Outage Worker in Oswego, NY

    I worked at Constellation Energy Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and training. Many perks offers during outages.

    Cons

    Not for people who don't enjoy a good walk from parking to the job site. For me the long walk was a nice start and end to the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A very great environment to work in with great hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I&C Technician  in  Lusby, MD
    Current Employee - I&C Technician in Lusby, MD

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Hours Good Pay Good People

    Cons

    Expensive area to live in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Constellation Energy Group Photos

Headquarters building

+ Add Photo

Worked for Constellation Energy Group? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.