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Constellation Reviews

Updated September 16, 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 13 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. "Constellation's Cool"

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    Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The energy industry is quite dynamic so the company is positioned to offer career growth opportunity. The company also fosters a collegial environment where employee views are valued. Compensation package is considered fairly decent. Benefits are generally good except vacations.

    Cons

    Long hours due to conservative approach to staffing. Vacation entitlement is not great (3 weeks for the first 15 years). Company has quite a barbell distribution in terms of employee seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station is NOT a top 100 company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Operations Training Instructor in Oswego, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Training Instructor in Oswego, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are very good compared to other employment opportunities in this area.

    Cons

    There is no compensation for hours worked beyond 40. It is expected and normal that an employee will work 50 - 60 hours a week without compensation or flex time. Work/Life balance are hollow corporate catch phrases and has no real meaning or due consideration from senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees for all hours worked or at least hire and provide staffing levels that support 40 hour work weeks.

  3. "Company with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Director in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, much better than other Fortune 500 companies I've worked for. Very family friendly, from plant level to upper management. Most managers encourage participation in company-sponsored events and allow the time to do so.
    Plenty of opportunities for professional development, inside and outside the company.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement unless you know the right people. Management doesn't provide positive feedback . Senior leadership cannot relate to subordinates. Appears to be more cronyism at the top than what I've observed in past companies. No formal mentoring program.

    Advice to Management

    Approach diversity within the company seriously, i.e. mentor minority employees. Implement a formal mentoring program. Practice what you preach.


  4. "Decent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable career. Good development program for young professionals.

    Cons

    "Old" and outdated company policy and benefits is not keeping up with the trend of the electronic age. Schedule is not as flexible as it can be. Pay is comparatively lower than market worth.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the new generation of workers. Learn from companies like google to retain young talents.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a team oirented environment at all. Pays decently but that is about it."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money and some good co-workers

    Cons

    Top Management stinks at communicating to employees. Company almost went bankrupt last year because of poor management oversight, yet they get large $ in salary and bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in all new leadership


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Constellation Ernergy Nuclear Group"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall good company with good benefits and systems in place.

    Cons

    Baltimore. infighting between departments. Lack of 360 degree reviews. White man's club. No training. Departments can operate in isolation and allow a dictator to flourish. This and the resulting turnover can go unnoticed or ignored as long as the department produces. Fairness is not a top priority and relationships matter very much.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for feedback of direct management in the review process to avoid breeding dictators.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Employees are expendable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company still provides a pension; employees in favored positions are treated fairly well. Despite the company coming very close to bankruptcy on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, it appears to be stable with the potential to grow.

    Cons

    Greed is the motivator for senior management. They will pay and treat employees as well as they have to and still pocket huge amounts of money for incredibly incompetent leadership. There is no union and employees have suffered greatly due to no protection. Human Resource-type positions are considered necessary evils and employees in those areas in particular are considered completely expendable. With unemployment so high now, the company's attitude toward employees these days is "You are lucky to have a job when so many don't; if you don't like the way we treat you, you can leave."

    Advice to Management

    It is not smart to abruptly downsize the company by 800 employees and expect the survivors to do the absent employees' jobs with no promotion, no salary increase, and no protection against the resulting adverse working conditions. So many employees would leave tomorrow if they felt there were other reasonable options. Many people have families in the Baltimore area and it is not easy for them to locate other jobs. But please understand, many employees are miserably unhappy.
    Where do you dig up your executives? Have you heard of leadership training or making them accountable for their leadership ability rather than ability to make money?

  8. "A fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working Environment; Able to speak your mind; Work Hard-play hard approach; Employee benefits in terms of money as well as Career development; Some of the best wroking relationships that I made were here.

    Cons

    Sometimes the informations doesn't get filtered down to the employees concerned. The present top management is, in my opinion, too authoritative and didn't had a plan in place, in case things go wrong (as we saw in 2008's financial crisis)

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan in place, in case things go wrong.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Reconsider a career at Constellation"

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

    Pros

    -You can use vacation time as long as you ask in advance
    -Free candy at the front desk
    -Health fairs/incentives to join health related things/blood drives

    Cons

    -While it boasts merit based promotions/pay, this is not often the case
    -Many decisions are political and personal, and there is obvious favoritism that strongly sways decisions that should be made from an economical/practical/logistical perspective
    -Management is in disarray and no one seems to really know what they are doing
    -"Restructuring" happens so often that the worker doesn't even know what business unit of Constellation they work for
    -While they claim to care about their employees, the company ultimately cares more about the dollar than their workers
    -Poor communication within the company/business units

    Advice to Management

    -Plan in advance before pursing a project because with no goal, it is impossible to be successful


  10. "Oil Trading"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a great experience ar Constellation. They have a great culture with great workers. My team worked very well together and they paid well.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seemed that it was hard to move within the company. I enjoyed my team but felt if I wanted to switch it would of been hard.

    Advice to Management

    I felt that they could of offered a program which would enable the interns to move amongst the different teams and really see the exposure within the company.


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