Con Edison Reviews

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Con Edison Chairman and CEO; Chairman and CEO, Consolidated Edison of New York Kevin Burke
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  1.  

    It is good, meaningful work with unique challenges, but could be more inclusive of experienced hires.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Contrasted with other career choices, this is great for indivdiuals that need to stay close to home. The entire business is contained within driving distance. For those aspiring to drive change and improvement in a business, there is plenty of opportunity if you're able to persist and overcome resistance. Individuals love to talk about their jobs and share technical information. Although the benefit program has changed leaving some of the long-term employees upset, it is a terrific benefits package; people who have worked elsewhere truly appreciate it.

    Cons

    Most employees including management are lifers and those are the ones receiving opportunities and rewards. It is a struggle to find any manager, director or VP promoted to the next level who has been with the company less than 10 years. External hires should be sure to get hired into the position they want because they will be there for a long time. Similarly, ideas from external hires are often disregarded, not rudely or overtly, merely ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When promoting or staffing for new opportunities, consider whether selections may be biased by longevity. When benchmarking, include non-utilities, especially for non-utility functions. As more competitive threats are evovling in the marketplace, being the best utility may not be good enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, very challenging and surrounded by great professionals.

    Cons

    I can't think of some at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working as a contractor, maintaining database, testing and debugging reliability evaluation/optimization software.

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    Current Employee - Contractor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contractor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Establish good relationships with many professional and senior engineers. The work environment is nice and comfortable.

    Cons

    The innovation is not so much required. Young people seeking exiting work experience maybe feel somehow unsatisfied.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Long-lived NYC Firm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    It's an extremely stable company

    Cons

    You have to deal with the Hierarchy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, stable job, but bureaucracy runs rampant.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    Good salary, decent benefits. There is room for growth, so long as you put in the required amount of effort.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic nightmare. Sometimes your efforts to effect positive change in the organization are undermined by sheer volume of rules, regulations and processes that have been put into place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This Company would be much better served if upper management allowed employees latitude to make decisions, act upon them, and then evaluate the results.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Transition

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    Con Edison offers a good benefits package, a competitive salary and offers a union for weekly paid employees. Management positions are available for various employees and as a transition will soon be taking place where the top talent will be needed for the company as many employees retire now is the time to apply if you are qualified.

    Cons

    Some of the management employees that have been there for years are not as competent as they should be but have obtained their positions because of loyalty to the company. The company needs more work/life balance for new employees because they are at a period where they are competing for the top talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Con Edison is about to change as many employees are about to retirement. Recruitment and selection will soon be a major issue for union positions as well as management positions. The top talent needs to be recruited and management employees need more training on issues pertaining to how to manage/supervise employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    slow and steady

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    The benefits (health, eye, dental, disability, 401k, discount stock, vaaction and sick pay) and job security (no lay-offs and great programs to help substance abusers get back on their feet) are good. Constant listings of job opprtunities throughout the company allow for some movement (there are restrictions on length of time in a postion before you can move again)

    Cons

    Very beaurocratic (everything requires multiple levels of approvals, there are procedures upon procedures that are not used in the best sense- for training and standardized service - but instead are used in the most negative sense - for disciplinary action); It is slow to adopt new processes (again, many reviewers and multiple rounds of comments as well as well as culture with entrenched behavior from people doing the same job for many years); No entreprenurial spirit, lots of people marking time to retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you promote productivity changes? Do you reward cost cutting and effieciency?

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Useful utility, but conservative

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    - New York - best city in the world!
    - At least what you do results in a product people need (electricity)!
    - Strong culture

    Cons

    - Hard to break in to the "insiders" club
    - Poor internal IT services
    - Facilities at HQ are more than a little antiquated
    - Military style decision making - chain of command is sacrosanct
    - Emphasis on operations results in strange payment traditions - first line supervisors make more than some senior managers in staff positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - No Vice President of Sales or Marketing? Really?
    - Pick a strategy, any strategy - but the current non-strategy (do nothing) isn't too inspiring

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The best in the industry, but you better get use to the culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operating Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operating Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    The pay is fair for the industry, but living costs are high in New York. If you like underground electric distribution, there's no where else in the world where you'll learn more. You get to help run the city and it's very satisfying after a hard days work.

    Cons

    Very structured and bureaucratically run. Sometimes, nepotism is rampant. The time requirments at the job can be very straining on your personal life, if you work in an operations department especially during certain periods of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is good when it comes to modernization and safety. But too much change all at once just turns people away from it in large groups and can be counter productive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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