Exelon Generation Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Exelon Generation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job stability, security and benefits. Great stepping stone to developing career and securing a better future.

    Cons

    I really cant complain, there arnt any cons worth mentioning

  2. Helpful (1)

    Better to be in the union than not

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Morris, IL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Morris, IL

    I have been working at Exelon Generation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    pay, decent amount of knowledgeable old timers, extreme job security, union job is crazy good pay and very laid back,

    Cons

    opportunities to move exist but typically one is restricted for a year or more, engineering is viewed as a free and infinite resource, non-union job is not laid back

    Advice to Management

    management should have done the job they are going to manage. Taking someone from one department and having them head another department they know nothing about is not always a good idea.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Diverse challenging work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nuclear Station Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Nuclear Station Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Exelon Generation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with a wide variety of people that bring different points of view. Differing technical challenges from older and newer technology. An environment where you can continue to learn new things.

    Cons

    It's a demanding 24/7/365 business.

    Advice to Management

    Customize training to the individual level instead of one size fits all.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent work life balance! Amazing support of military deployment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety Analysis Engineer in Warrenville, IL
    Current Employee - Safety Analysis Engineer in Warrenville, IL

    I have been working at Exelon Generation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Very supportive of maternity leave and military deployment of husband. Great benefits. Excellent salaries and fair raises. Very supportive of career development.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for Exelon. It is a wonderful place to work and I'm very happy in my job.

    Advice to Management

    Your support of the development of your employees is greatly appreciated.

  6. The most unfriendly cliquish environment I've ever worked for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Analyst in Warrenville, IL
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Analyst in Warrenville, IL

    I worked at Exelon Generation as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They provide energy so they do have an excellent Product and qualified managers

    Cons

    Rude, unfriendly, cliquish female office managers. I asked numerous times for training on systems for an upcoming project and told it was coming or referred to someone else who referred me to someone else for months. When the date came for this project to get started they said figure it out. Most female executives would turn their nose up at you or backstab you, yet I continue to say hello or good morning.

  7. I think the company is good and it tries to listen to it's employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Morris, IL
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Morris, IL

    I worked at Exelon Generation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Exelon Nuclear is the benefits, pay and the people. Leadership is decent as well. Pay is great and the company genuinely tries to make a better work environment.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge when I worked here was the red tape. I understand there is a process, but it is very frustrating when you are capable of performing a job, but unable to because of the logistical red tape. Do you want to change a light bulb? You have the new bulbs and proper PPE, but can't unless you submit a form and they have a work ticket issued, then qualified people must locate proper lights, step stools, tools and plan of action, select a team of workers, schedule the work, announce the work, get pre-job brief, prepare the job-site and only then you can do the job, but it's not over yet, next you have to perform a post-job brief and announce that you performed the job and got the expected result. Next is concurrent verification, a person (not part of the original job) must go out and inspect the work, turn on and off the light then sign off as Job complete. Now imagine repeating this process for every single job to be performed, everyday! It's no wonder it takes so long to do almost nothing. The FIN team is 6 months behind and took 3 months to fix a clasp I could have fixed in seconds. Good luck to them all...they need it.

    Advice to Management

    This company's hands are tied as they and regulated and mandated to perform according to the NRC and it's own policies and procedures. Most of upper management is corrupt as with any corporation, don't expect much and you won't be disappointed.

  8. Good if your a Union Member, not so much for Front Line Supervisors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Line Supervisor in Morris, IL
    Current Employee - Front Line Supervisor in Morris, IL

    I have been working at Exelon Generation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A challenge everyday.
    There is always something to be done in management

    Cons

    Work Load.
    Quality of life days only exist if you manage no one.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to spread the work load.
    Don;t blame First Line Supervisors for every mistake made.

  9. I want to work for them full time! They are a joy to work with.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Exelon Generation as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    These people are awesome to be around!

    Cons

    No problems with this wonderful company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys are doing.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Management by brute force.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Instructor in Morris, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Instructor in Morris, IL

    I worked at Exelon Generation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay & benefits. Great peers to work with.

    Cons

    Management piles more work on people than they can handle, so quality fades. When quality fades, the extra hours required increases, especially for salaried employees. When the hours increase then productivity, job satisfaction, family life, work quality, etc. all decline. So quality fades further until people just quit and go someplace else out of hopelessness. Management never showed true appreciation for anyone (not just me) in my department. Family life means nothing to these people. Employees are replaceable and, therefore, fully disposable.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to only please the stockholders at the expense of your people. Lean is good when you're talking about fat. But you've cut muscle. You've created a unnecessarily miserable place to work, well beyond the normal level of misery that comes with the nuclear power industry. Eventually you'll figure out that a nice paycheck will reel people in, but it isn't enough to keep good people longterm.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Exelon Nuclear

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Morris, IL
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Morris, IL

    I have been working at Exelon Generation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, that is about it for Exelon. This is a great place to work if you are not Security.

    Cons

    They treat you like garbage, if your thinking of getting into Security run the other way. Remember your just a number at Exelon. Constant witch hunt, mold in towers, they denied it.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to let people know if they do or do not have a job.

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