Exelon Generation

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Exelon Generation Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
58 Reviews
3.7
58 Reviews
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Kenneth W. Cornew
7 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great pay, great benefits, that is about it for Exelon (in 8 reviews)

  • Many opportunities for career growth, diversity, and progression (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Requires diligence to maintain your work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • The culture is para-military with long hours, high demands, frequent call-ins, and poor work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not worth any stars

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Forked River, NJ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Forked River, NJ

    I have been working at Exelon Generation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing. They paid a ton of my money but the crap you go through is not worth it, not worth any of it.

    Cons

    They rule your life and expect you to me here constantly. Good luck ever seeing your family or ever doing anything for yourself, they own you. NEVER WORK HERE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get yourself together. This is place is a hell hole and something bad is wound up to happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I am never bored and am always kept on my toes. Exelon will absolutely push you to achieve your best!

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Pottstown, PA

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

    Pros

    Compensation is very competative. The benefits, in addition to compensation, are outstanding. Depending on your role, there is a felxible work schedule for every other Friday off. I am always being pushed to do my best and learn new things outside my educational focus.

    Cons

    The nuclear industry can be very slow going with all the red tape that needs to gone through to make changes. Being on call a few weeks out of the year (ERO). During the outages, there is little time for anything other than work and sleeping (however, you are compensated with over time for it).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The most unfriendly cliquish environment I've ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Warrenville, IL

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sr. Tagout Planner

    Current Employee - Senior Tagout Planner in Cordova, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Tagout Planner in Cordova, IL

    I have been working at Exelon Generation full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Bennefits are good for area

    Cons

    Company is very goal oriented and expects Managers to be available 24/7.

  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer II
    Current Employee - Engineer II

    I have been working at Exelon Generation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Pay right out the Gate. Nice bonuses and incentives. Many opportunities for career growth, diversity, and progression. Many opportunities for training and obtaining a well rounded background. Requires a lot of patience with the nature of nuclear. Good job for individuals who are driven.

    Cons

    Outage support is a must. Obtain extra responsibilities as your tenure at the company increase (Emergency response, Duty manager, maintenance support at any time of day)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent opportunities to succeed and contribute.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radiochemist/ODCM/REMP/RECP in Delta, PA
    Current Employee - Radiochemist/ODCM/REMP/RECP in Delta, PA

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

    Pros

    Many challenges have been great oppotunities. Benefits are phenomenal. Promotions have been steady because I am willing to take on more responsibility. Attitude makes all the difference. Management acts like leaders here at Peach Bottom. I have been involved in wonderful oppotunities to engage the public, improve processes and improve HR hiring effectiveness. Exelon empowers me in many ways, and many times it's how you perceive challenges.

    Cons

    Attitudes of some individuals are difficult: excuses, blame-others. HR needs to recognize higher-quality talent and what talent needed (e.g. need more grad students because a lot of questioning attitude is developed more in the MS and PhD levels and Chemical Engineering is more useful for environmental monitoring rather than Chemistry because dispersion of materials is an engineering problem, not a analytical one).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs more detail in what they look for to prepare Exelon Nuclear for the dramatic workforce changes in progress. Engage the motivated staff to cultivate positive qualities and attitudes in the HR process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Strong company with promising opportunities in renewable energy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exelon Generation full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Many opportunities to grow professionally between training and assignments. Company leadership communicates well with the masses.

    Cons

    Change is very slow. IT-wise the company is struggling to modernize. Very structured, if you don't like structure, this company is not for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A challenging industry with excellent developmental & financial rewards

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get out what you put in with this company. Exelon offers an abundance of opportunities for growth and is a recognized leader in the industry. I've watched many peers be poached by other utilities simply for having the Exelon 'stamp' on their resume. The aging work force (typical throughout this industry) carries incredible opportunities for young employees to learn from experts while also creating an environment ripe for advancement. Planned retirements at all levels of the company are creating (and will continue to create) vacuums that need to be filled.

    Exelon makes a good faith effort at actively developing its employees by having each person keep Individual Development Plans (IDP's). If you want work outside your role to get more experience, there is never a shortage of 'side jobs' here. IDP's are reviewed multiple times a year with direct managers and are available to managers at all levels for career mapping as well as development. This is something most companies do not do, or don't take seriously.

    Exelon is also very active in the community. It has an internal network dedicated to making volunteer opportunities available. Various employee clubs are also sponsored by Exelon to support not only volunteer opportunities, but professional development and networking as well. In my opinion, having work not always be about work is a big plus.

    Cons

    Requires diligence to maintain your work-life balance. It is easy to get overwhelmed by taking on too much work in this 24/7 industry. So if you don't set strict boundaries then chances are your manager and the station, focused on fixing short term issues, will slowly blur that boundary over a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New employees, especially those out of college, need more horizontal movement. The easy solution for managers in a power plant is to pigeon-hole their people into roles. They focus on developing subject matter experts instead of developing them as employees of the company. Peers that I have seen quit do so because they have been declared 'non-releasable' by their managers due to their manager's dependance on them. This makes them feel trapped thinking the only way to 'take control' is to quit; taking their newly found expertise elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Exelon goal is keyed for improvement of the bottom line!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exelon Generation

    Pros

    Grateful to be employed after buy out.

    Cons

    Not being employed but a short period I can't criticize legitimate cons. One issue due to transitional 401k changes: Exelon stock not possible under July Exelon revision to avaible holdings. Employees that held shares of Ceg then exe stock forced to sell and pay substantial fees including a reduced stock price. Exelon took advantage at the employee - stockholder expense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    t something I believe Exelon management would ever consider.
    They are Chicago product and heavily politically associated in Federal and respective state governments. Previous utility management came from engineering. Presently we have banking and investment ilk management. Exelon didn't become the largest electric supplier by being generous to its customers and employees.

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