Con Edison of New York Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Offers great work life balance and is not too stressful (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits including tuition for college (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • New cost cutting techniques that they use are just in place for upper management to increase their yearly bonuses (in 6 reviews)

  • Morale is low, many management employees are leaving and the experienced staff is diminishing (in 4 reviews)

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  1. ConEd

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    Former Employee - Graphic Design in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Design in New York, NY

    I worked at Con Edison of New York (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Con Edison is a good company to work for. There always room for improvement.

    Cons

    Theres alway personal moves with in the company

    Advice to Management

    Stop moving people around


  2. System Programmer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good holiday schedule, good benefits

    Cons

    Long work days, lots of weekend work, not allowed to work from home, pay is mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Allow work from home especially for weekends.


  3. work here for 5+ years

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It pays the bills

    Cons

    Very hard to move too much nepotism and favoritism if your not in with the ight people you will never move no matter how much exprience and education you have

    Advice to Management

    pomote people that deserve it


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  5. Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Low level management is a great group to work with.

    Cons

    The company has changed to a point where people are miserable. This company is no longer a place for a long term career.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent.


  6. con edison

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    The location and salary are good

    Cons

    Office culture. Over-bearing higher level management.


  7. Growth path hindered if you are not a GOLD Associate

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

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, not a bad company to work for stable employment, the work is challenging enough that you can pursue a graduate degree and still get your work done. Tuition reimbursement, 401k and pension, maternity leave and lactation rooms at the head quarters.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. somewhat circular methods of getting work done, inconsistencies, attempts at being a matrixed organization not fully thought out.

    Advice to Management

    learn how to manage. A smart manager knows that he/she is not all knowing, but surrounds themselves with knowledgeable persons and leverage their skills while at the same time develop their employees and enable them to grow and achieve more. Understand the core of mentorship, leadership and followership. Time management. Plan, think ahead.


  8. Operator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay Job Security is good

    Cons

    Key Performance Indicators are driving management people. They say safety is number one priority but in reality they want you to do whatever it takes to get job done. Benefits are not that great. Not a lot of ability to move, all of the opening are per-selected and it is not really Equal Opportunity. New cost cutting techniques that they use are just in place for upper management to increase their yearly bonuses.


  9. My experiences at the company were, to put it politely, less than pleasant. I found the work to be massively dull.

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

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    To be honest, this is probably a dream job for the average person. Base salary for entry-level positions requiring only a high school degree can pay as much $75,000/year; with a little over-time, it's not uncommon to see a data-entry clerk rack up 6 figures a year, and that's in addition to full medical benefits, paid vacations, a pension, company-sponsored 401(k) plans, and quite a few other perks. The best part: As long as you show up for work, you can be borderline brain dead and still not get fired, regardless of your productivity. With a compensation package like that, who needs college; but, if you want to go go college, they'll pay for that, too. So there's really not much for *most* employees to complain.

    Cons

    The major con regards the hiring process. The company is insanely nepotistic. So if you're looking to get a job there and don't have any inside connections, don't hold your breath. If you are already an employee there and you're trying to move up the corporate ladder, make sure to ingratiate yourself to the right people. At Con Ed, it's not what you know, it's who you know. While there are some other very, very serious cons involving ethical issues, that's beyond the scope of this review, and they really don't have any practical being on whether or not one should consider applying for a job here.

    Advice to Management

    In the same way that colleges use student evaluations of their professors to assess their performance, upper management should ask the employees of the managers they are supervising for their opinions about that manager and incorporate their opinions into their own evaluations of that manager for more thorough, and accurate, assessment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great pay and stability

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic A in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanic A in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent tuition aid program with 100% reimbursement! Great salary with full medical and dental benefits. Union protection as a member of AFL-CIO. Company provides you with the best safety equipment for free!

    Cons

    Con Ed has become a make a good slary and look for something better place. Vacation time is horrible. It takes 20 years to get 5 weeks vacation. Top pay for a posistion takes 8 years. Medical has become expensive with in-network deductibles and monthly premiums. The morale is in the toilet between management and union after union lockout . The union lost traditional pension in new contract for new employees entering the union. Cash balance system in place now. Management is severly disgruntled and does not support their employees in the field.

    Advice to Management

    The upper hierarchy should focus on accountability of their lower level management. Con Ed promotes all the wrong people into their lower and mid level ranks. There is no great communicators and positive motivators at all through the management ranks. No one cares enough to make it better for everyone. A lot of older management employees buyinh the next few years before they retire. Might get better in the future.


  11. low growthmessed up HR

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

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    laid back life, less work pressure usually except some days, steady job secured

    Cons

    company does not care abt employees.. group of people you will b working with does not know what the heck they r doing Low growth but high job sec

    Advice to Management

    Hire smart people not cheap people/ atleast someone who can communicate a lit bit



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