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Constellation Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Not only do you have the potential to make great money if you work hard, but it is also a really positive work environment (in 14 reviews)

  • pay, good benefits, good location (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Takes a while to switch from contract to full time (in 3 reviews)

  • Having to live in/near Baltimore (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Underwriting"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, promotes health

    Cons

    Culture, environment, executive leadership, petty games


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Company ever"

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    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No good thing about the company and Retail power team

    Cons

    No work- life balance. DO NOT JOIN THE RETAIL POWER team unless you are set for failure. Long unnecessary work hours, gossips and favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Dissolve CNEP team

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Honest"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Beltsville, MD
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Constellation (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Ability to communicate well with the customer

    Cons

    My money and to debt free

    Advice to Management

    Be Honest


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not sustainable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Constellation full-time

    Pros

    If you are the top salesperson you may make a reasonable income other than that there is nothing to speak positively about.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. The upper echelon of the company only tries to find ways to screw your contracts over. The moment you actually find a customer with a decent commission and you report it to management it is taken away from you. Happened too many times to count. Territories are small and convoluted. The team you work with only care about themselves. Never trusted anyone in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Change everything. The sales staff never had any faith in management. The turnover rate was ridiculous with constant firing and quitting.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bad culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good life-work balance.
    No pressure in a utility style company.

    Cons

    The company is very hierarchical and political.
    The internal competition makes coordination difficult.
    The company keeps losing strong and experienced employees and will soon be taken over by politicians.
    Wrong decisions are made everyday and taking over by Exelon is the worst thing that happens to a good company.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of managers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sucks"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job, I like the cleaning lady, the rugs were nice. there were windows

    Cons

    the place is a sewing club

    Advice to Management

    leave


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Work Place Environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is none. Pay is acceptable.

    Cons

    The environment is really bad in Constellation Energy. You work on week end and late every day. Management does not care about work life balance. Think twice before you accept your offer letter. Do not just look at the salary as you will be disappointed. Management have even problem have people to accept offers as when you see how people work in company you will change your mind.

    Advice to Management

    Have a second look at the work life balance.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Broken culture, mediocre management"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, fascinating industry tackling important and societal challenge

    Cons

    Nothing gets done in this organization
    and if someone gets the courage to do anything, the initiative gets killed ...

    there is no creativity, no constructive conversation,
    every talented person left the company. the people that are left are just fighting over the same ideas that have been swirling around for the last 5 years, but none of them are even capable of pulling these ideas off, or are too sheepish to try. Employee turnover is very high.

    The industry is getting disrupted... and they are just paralyzed, and whining about the status of the industry, instead of seeing it as an opportunity, and leading the transformation of this industry.

    I have never seen so much value destruction in front of my eyes in my entire career. It's deplorable.

    Advice to Management

    Be responsible.
    Create value
    Put the company's interest before your own petty career


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of vision, bad culture"

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    Current Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    compensation is ok in Baltimore area

    Cons

    poor leadership, lack of vision and bad culture

    Advice to Management

    Have a vision


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A disappointing place to work with high turnover and constant instability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Constellation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Excellent yearly bonus package.
    -Flexibility to work off-site (which is also a con, see below).
    -Nice people to work with for the most part.
    -If you like to travel both with a lot of notice or little notice, then this is definitely the right company to work for.

    Cons

    -Very high turnover due to low morale, burnout, bad management, and a variety of other reasons.
    -You have to constantly battle and fight for a reasonable budget to complete or maintain projects delegated by senior leadership. Yet the travel budget is astronomical - most (but of course not all) business trips that are assigned could be done over the phone or on Skype or a product like it, if the company reevaluated the cost of implementing a video conferencing tool versus how many thousands of dollars they are wasting on air fare, bar binging, hotels, etc.
    -Culture is stiff, impersonal, unhealthy and does not promote employee wellness or personal health at all. There is no on-boarding for new employees or even any type of HR presence at all. You're expected to be on-call around the clock and when groups get together through travel there is extreme binge drinking (many times on the company dime), from employees of all ages not just the 20-somethings.
    -Management expectations are completely unrealistic, which drives people to work way beyond their capacity (and many times burn out) or to never feel a sense of completion or satisfaction.
    -Very frequent movement of teams and changes in reporting structure, which is often interpreted by employees that management doesn't know what they are doing.
    -Absolutely no work-life balance for people who are truly working hard (some people actually aren't and try hard to fake the fact that they are not hard-working). Everyone is granted with off-site access so even during extreme and stressful situations such as hurricanes and states of emergency, employees are expected to be working.
    -Since right before Exelon bought the company, there has been very little room to move or grow into a new position, there are very few promotional opportunities, and many people feel "stuck" or even worse, worried about whether they will even have a job. Many times when people leave, their job is not back-filled and the work gets pushed out to the remaining team members who are already overworked.
    -During occasional road closing/horrendous traffic events because of national or large-scale events in Baltimore, Maryland employees are never advised to work off-site (even though it would make for a more productive work day), but when similar events take place in regional offices, there is more sensitivity.

    Advice to Management

    Covered in the cons section above, the main point is that there is a lack of work-life balance, which results with low morale, burnout, resentment, and a high turnover rate -- in turn, you are wasting money by not treating your employees like people.


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