Exelon
3.5 of 5 74 reviews
www.exeloncorp.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Exelon Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.5 74 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

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Christopher M. Crane

(7 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Excellent pay and benefits, 401k, constant training"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Challenging work;; good pay and excellent benefits"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance difficult for high performers"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Middle and upper management needs to realize the work loads of my/our/the team and play fair"
    in 4 reviews
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Amazing

Substation Testing Intern (Current Employee)
Joliet, IL

I have been working at Exelon as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe company truly cares about you as a person. They do things for the employees to show that they care about us. The company has a lot of benefits for the employees. The environment is very friendly.

ConsThe company was fine as is.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exelon

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Kennett Square, PA

I have been working at Exelon full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat benefits, good pay, and their are career opportunities especially engineers

ConsI think Exelon is good company to many politics, and need to work on developing their people. Need work life balance

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Multi-billion dollar corporation with several lines of business

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Exelon full-time

ProsGreat pay, good exposure to several lines of business.

ConsSlow advancement, 12-15 years for a manager

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Senior Trader (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Exelon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHigh compensation for the area

ConsEntity has become hierarchical and creativity is being suppressed

Advice to Senior Managementnew thought comes from the trenches not the board room, harness your in house talent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nuclear Station Operator working at various sites throughout the company

Nuclear Station Operator (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Exelon full-time for more than 10 years

ProsTremendous training and preparation for the position. Qualifications don't lead to the next position.

ConsToo much regulatory oversight. Not much room for improvement, like working for the federal government.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmphasize the work to be done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great job security with a fortune 500 company and competitive benefits

Associate Engineer (Current Employee)
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

I have been working at Exelon full-time for more than a year

ProsFor incoming new grad engineers, Exelon has a good rotation program. New grad hires get to move to a different department each month for 6 months. At the end of the rotations, your manager will ask what your top 3 preferred departments are. They will try to place you in one of these if there are openings and managers approve.

Many engineering degree grads who are not electrical engineers do not think to apply to Exelon. However, electric power concepts are not difficult to pick up and many engineering tasks at the company can be learned on the job. They will hire people with industrial, manufacturing, civil, and mechanical engineering degrees for any engineering position out of school. I even know of someone being hired for an engineering position who had a mathematics degree.

Don't get too comfy in your first job with the company. After 2 years in your first position, management generally "recommends" that you move to a different department. Exelon likes its employees to get an understanding of the company's various functions.

Benefits include 401k with 5% match, employe stock purchase, BCBS PPO or BCBS High deductible HSA plan (HSA contribution of $500 per year HSA balances can be invested as well), Vision Plan, Aetna Dental plan. Bonuses for new hires are targeted for 7% of base salary depending on business unit performance, it can be higher or lower than that.

ConsIf you work in one of Exelon's utilities like PECO or ComEd then you are subject to work what is called Storm Duty. When you are on storm duty you are basically on call. If a severe storm or outage occurs during your storm duty you are called in to perform whatever function the company sees fit to assist in the restoration of service. This could be "wire watching" for downed wires, making reservations for field crews at hotels, dispatching field crews, etc. When you are called for storm duty you are expected to report in to your predetermined location within 1 hour. There are different storm teams that rotate duties throughout the year.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ok place to work, an over-emphasis on "diversity"

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Exelon

ProsGood co-workers, good manager, most strive for success for themselves and their peers. I would promote the workplace to friends to work at and say that it would be good place to be

ConsToo much high end politics, too much "diversity" being pushed down and promoted instead of going for the better product/servicer/employee.

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Great Intern Experience

Intern (Current Employee)
Glen Ellyn, IL

I have been working at Exelon as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat Experience
Friendly People
Good Pay

ConsSometimes Boring
Not all internships give equal value as far as experience

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mix of utilities and commodities

Principal Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Exelon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood assets and operation track record, conservative financial management (most of the time)

ConsToo many meetings, sometimes decisions are not economic based

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome more efficient and seize market opportunities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Okay Internship Experience

Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Exelon as an intern for less than a year

ProsThey pay really well
Great if you're interested in nuclear technology

ConsThey didn't have enough work for me or much exciting work
Technology is stagnant - If you're into new tech, LWR tech probably isn't for you

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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