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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
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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    Pros

    Medium size , opportunity to get involved in many things. Good benefits and pay. Involved in community. Strong financial stewardship

    Cons

    Less flexible than the Calpine of old. Innovation and reliance on technology can be improved. Has had some turnover issues in some departments

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Calpine Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Mechanical Engineering Interview

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    Declined Offer
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    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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