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Constellation Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  • The companies work life balance is horrible (in 12 reviews)

  • Having to live in/near Baltimore (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Disappointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent compensation and competitive benefits package. Constellation is a large company with good geographic diversity. It has many excellent people to learn from and the company encourages information sharing.

    Cons

    The geographic diversity can be a problem in that it makes it difficult to develop the relationships necessary to be effective in your role.

    Advice to Management

    Constellation's management suffers from the same problem that many management groups have: they think that their leadership is the answer to the company's problems.


  2. "Will be better if they can pay more attention to employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good compensation package and bonus

    Cons

    Lack of strong corporate culture


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fortune 500 company- overall decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fortune 500, brand recognition, decent salary once you move up the ranks, nice downtown location, management is personable, tuition reimbursement (now it takes three years to forgive(1/3 a year), generous sick leave, average 401k match

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ranks (when the company was smaller it was a lot easier), feel like a number, not a person, work environment is like a factory floor or sardine can, have to pay for parking, bureaucracy, no recognition for advanced degrees, organization is so large you never know who to go to, office gets so loud you can't hear yourself think.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a more comfortable work environment (ex. cubicles, white noise). Currently the offices are set up in rows like a factory floor, no privacy, and extremely loud at times (disruptive). Provide more cross-training opportunities so people have more exposure to different areas and have back up for when they are out of the office.


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  5. "Company in transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary very competitive. In general people are smart and know their jobs. Location is easy to reach

    Cons

    Management team disorganized and very competitive with each other. Company didn't have a well-defined strategy


  6. "Good people but corporate policies stink"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst II
    Current Employee - Analyst II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation full-time

    Pros

    Team members are great, for the most part. Working at a Nuclear Power Plant provides interesting work. Job stability. Decent benefits. Free safety shoes!

    Cons

    Weird promotion rules. People who obviously have more talent, skills and responsibilities are often passed over for promotions in favor of old-timers who've been around longer. Merit pay increases are a joke (1% raise doesn't even cover cost of living). Although there is an emphasis on safety, schedule pressures can force people's hands. Work Life balance is a joke: 40 hours a week job really means 50-60 with no extra pay.

    Advice to Management

    Stop squeezing every inch of work from your people without duly compensating them. Pay people extra when they are in ERO duty.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good team environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people and made many great friends and work relationships and the job was a great learning experience. Good pay and bonus.

    Cons

    Some jobs are very structured where people are unable to think on their own and think outside the box to curtail future problems. Difficult to maneuver career, really need to be in right place at right time or know the right person. I don't feel jobs were filled based on best qualified candidates.

    Advice to Management

    More employee recognition and engagement programs.


  8. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Everyone helps out
    community involvement opportunities

    Cons

    When things get s busy they get busy
    Long outage hours


  9. "Stable company, limited opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, opportunity to work closely with C-level management, stable work environment.

    Cons

    The nuclear group is a great place to be if you are a nuclear engineer, but not a place for a finance professional. Though the team is made up of smart and talented people, there are very limited opportunities for growth


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Only energy company offering compete integrated energy product strategy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cover the entire retail energy product and service portfolio right from being the largest retail energy provider with offerings in commodity, demand response, energy efficiency, solar and other renewable energy attributes

    Cons

    Due to the internal structural challenges it is difficult to effectively provide a comprehensive offering. Commodity sales force which is the largest individual group are hesitant in offering comprehensive service offerings due to differing sales cycles and lack of knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Have technical sales or solutions developers who can develop and structure comprehensive and synergistic energy solutions offerings who have knowledge and expertise across the entire energy strategy


  11. Helpful (1)

    "OK Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good group of people, ok benefits

    Cons

    Manager was not fit to be a manager



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