Talen Energy Reviews

Updated Feb 25, 2020

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2.7
40%
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59%
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Talen Energy CEO Ralph Alexander
Ralph Alexander
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay & benefits; interesting work(in 12 reviews)

  • "Pay and benefits for this area, but you will work for it(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "It was given to upper management even though they would not work for customer(in 10 reviews)

  • "I have nothing bad to say about Talen Energy(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talen Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Talen Energy is a very good company to work for. Very good people, energetic workforce and is led with integrity.

    Cons

    There are currently no cons to working at Talen Energy

    Talen Energy2020-02-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work somewhere else - cIrcling the drain"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talen Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are above average, which is the only reason I gave 2 stars. Most coworkers are smart, good people who care about their job, despite the daily work politics they have to endure.

    Cons

    Company used to be a great place to work; not anymore. Upper management has forgotten that employees are the soul of the company and do not value their knowledge or opinions, especially female employees. Now just employee # xxxxxx. They outsource work to get rid of people and trust their contractors more than their greatest resource - employees. Management has stripped assets solely for bumping up the bottom line. I’ve never worked somewhere where they will sell or dispose of equipment and turn around and buy it at twice the price soon after. Learned quickly what the phrase “people don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad managers” really meant. Most employees have lost their drive because of this.

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    Talen Energy2020-02-26
  3. "Omt"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talen Energy

    Pros

    Free coffee and good benefits

    Cons

    Do not work for this company!!!!!!!

    Talen Energy2019-12-05
  4. "Great place to work for highly motivated people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Chief Financial Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talen Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company that is always looking for people who want to drive continuous improvements.

    Cons

    Talen operates in a highly challenging industry.

    Talen Energy2019-10-11
  5. "Good Company to work for in IT"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talen Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, and flexibility. Scaled down IT staff, but very efficient processes make it easier to get things done.

    Cons

    Communications about company direction and goals are limited.

    Talen Energy2019-08-08
  6. Helpful (2)

    "RiverSTONED!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talen Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Rewarding field.

    Cons

    Dying industry and private equity owner is “harvesting” any value out of the assets.

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    Talen Energy2019-08-20
  7. "A failing business with no direction"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talen Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Some good colleagues.

    Cons

    Bad management. Systems are a mess. Unsafe.

    Talen Energy2019-08-05
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay..not the best culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talen Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and ok benefits.

    Cons

    Culture is pretty cutthroat

    Talen Energy2019-04-14
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talen Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Minimal stress due to low expectations and good benefits

    Cons

    Management is self-serving, no loyalty to employees, little to no industry experience and no progress in improving the overall business strategy for a business that is in a natural declining state.

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    Talen Energy2019-04-12
  10. "Ok"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OMT in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Talen Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, good people

    Cons

    Low pay/ benefits, company sucks

    Talen Energy2019-03-02
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