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Constellation Reviews

Updated October 13, 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)

  • Great company with great product and good benefits (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. Helpful (2)

    "Training and development manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Constellation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office, and corporate team worked very hard to make the best of what we had to work with each day.

    Cons

    Besides management. Sales team would work so hard to get deals approved but Constellation would just decline the new business


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits for the employees

    Cons

    Less Scope for Career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Should care more Employees

  3. "Company with great benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    "Rewarding summer internship, depending on which department you work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Though I only worked as an intern, I gathered from my full-time colleagues that Constellation has a competitive and generous compensation package. This includes full tuition reimbursements at local colleges and universities. Furthermore, I worked in downtown Baltimore near Inner Harbor so the location is vibrant and exciting, especially during the summer. Many of my intern friends in other departments were kept very busy and immediately immersed in the company's everyday operations.

    Cons

    I had minimal training and was given very little direction as to what goals I was hired to accomplish. For most of my time there, I was felt quite bored due to lack of work.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of sending out mass e-mails as the primary way of communicating important issues and changes, find a more effective medium so that it's less impersonal.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Benefits
    -People are friendly
    -Salaries are near average, but definitely below

    Cons

    -Little room for promotions
    -Hard to move out of current job
    -Not enough communication
    -Constant changes
    -Salaries are near average, but definitely below

    Advice to Management

    -More communication
    -More salary, less bonus


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and very flexible work hours. Great way to meet routinely with Senior Management.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. Expected to mark time and laterally transfer for 10-15 years before moving up.

    Advice to Management

    You need to take a chance and give young people an oppurtunity to get a change in some Senior Leadership posiitions.

  8. "OK"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Constellation Energy had competitvie salaries and benefits. There was a good worklife balance and workload very reasonable. Overall, OK company to work for.

    Cons

    Employees not always treated with respect they deserve. There is a large focus on networking and politics rather than job performance.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with employees would be beneficial. Leadership should be held accountable to the core values of the business.


  9. "Good pay, bad culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst II in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Analyst II in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Got promotted quickly, made more money than I thought at my age. Average bonus was 15% even when year was bad. Had to fight for the promotion, but they were fair and gave it to me.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management. Constantly try to outsource. Restructure company every few months. No clear direction and you never know if you will have a job.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and make it clear and stick with it.


  10. "Overall good place to start a career, but may change depending on merger"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good coworkers, great salary level for the greater DC area. Depending on which department you work for, your contributions may be recognized. Generally good level of vacation days. So far, unlimited sick days (but can he checked upon if requested by management).

    Cons

    Depending on who you have as a manager, you may not get necessary guidance. This is changing though. As the company undergoes a merger, there will be plenty of ambiguity. In some departments, contribution by the non-management level may go unnoticed. Performance evaluation from the direct report (i.e. one level above) can be trumphed by senior management to match the department objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be fair to all in promotions and performance evaluations.


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