Constellation Energy Group Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. This company pays well and you' ll have a safe work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, NY

    I worked at Constellation Energy Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Emphasis on safety
    Pension and health insurance, dental, vision, company contribution to HSA.
    Free parking
    Nice area to live

    Cons

    If you want to enjoy your job, don't apply here. Employees are not valued, very limitted room for mobility within (it seems they would rather hire trainees with no experience and spend 2 years training them than allow ann employee to move), can't remember when a member of my management even said thank you. It's like working for the Gestapo. They can say anything they want about you and even if you have documentation it's not true, they refuse to change it, and HR is HORRIBLE. This coming for a long term employee who BTW was not fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You put alot of time into training people, why do you not care if they're happy or have any kind of work/life balance? People come to work and want to do the very best they can so stop treating them like disposable commodities. You couldn't care less about the line of people leaving there, why?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Large corporation with quality employees, but find your own way

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    1. If you like big companies with free perks like soda, coffee, snacks in the lunch room then you'll like CEG. There's also the occasional free lunch.

    2. Social environment for the most part. You're free to chitchat with your neighbors and socialize.

    3. No micro-management. Take breaks as you need them, and just get your work done. Results are everything here.

    4. Training is offered as they see fit.

    5. One of the top Energy companies on the east coast, and a great learning experience in general. People are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    1. Meetings are plentiful, and rather dull. Follow up meetings are commonplace.

    2. Difficult to differentiate yourself. You're left to find your own path in the company with little guidance.

    3. Meet your own people, and build up your own network to survive. Employees have been w/ the company for a long time, but most won't reach out initially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show that you value your contractors. They are part of the team as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good team environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people and made many great friends and work relationships and the job was a great learning experience. Good pay and bonus.

    Cons

    Some jobs are very structured where people are unable to think on their own and think outside the box to curtail future problems. Difficult to maneuver career, really need to be in right place at right time or know the right person. I don't feel jobs were filled based on best qualified candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More employee recognition and engagement programs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great company to work for

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    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
  6. Energy

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    • 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 (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
  7. Sales

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    • 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 (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    A disappointing place to work with high turnover and constant instability

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    • 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 (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
  9. 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.

  10. 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
  11. Chicago Office

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

    I have been working at Constellation Energy Group as an intern (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

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