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Calpine Overview

www.calpine.com
Houston, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1984
Company - Public (CPN)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown

Working at Calpine

Calpine Corporation is America’s largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources. Our fleet of 80 power plants in operation or under construction represents nearly 26,000 megawatts of generation capacity. Through wholesale power operations ... Read more

Calpine Reviews

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Thad Hill
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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Pasadena, TX
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Calpine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Offers good benefits and competive salaries. Managers tend to be family friendly. The company is environmentally conscious as well.

    Cons

    Needs to improve in the area of culitvating realtionships with college students to hire and retain them.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more opportunites for career growth. Although recently there has been improvement in this area.

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Calpine Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Calpine in April 2017.

    Interview

    Online application via Career Builder followed by a phone interview. The manager was the leader of the team the intern would be working with, and was quite approachable. The phone interview was rather weird because of near constant interruptions on the managers end.

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Company Updates

  • THAD HILL and Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) announced on October 13, 2015 that the company has agreed to acquire the Granite Ridge Energy Center from Granite Ridge Holdings. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIpNS

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Calpine Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

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