Con Edison of New York Reviews

Updated June 25, 2014
Updated June 25, 2014
102 Reviews

3.6
102 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Offers great work life balance and is not too stressful (in 6 reviews)

  • This is a great company to work for it has good benefits and you can learn a lot (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • New cost cutting techniques that they use are just in place for upper management to increase their yearly bonuses (in 5 reviews)

  • Can have very little work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Almost Impossible to advance from analyst to manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable company, not a threat to be taken over.

    Cons

    A lot of dead wood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meritocracy would be a welcome change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good - work can be intresting
    Bad - Depends on your leadership

    Cons

    Open office not good !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack work ethics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Flushing, NY

    I worked at Con Edison of New York as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    My position as an Administrative Assistant at Con Edison was challenging and intensive amount of work which I enjoyed because there was never a down time. co-workers are pleasant.

    Cons

    Con Edison lacks work ethics, lacks organizational skills, unprofessional work environment. Management and Union employees are unpleasant to contractors because they feel threaten. Union employees complete very little work and the contractors are taken advantage for this reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contractors should be treated with respect and proper understanding. I was there to help them not replace anyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Depends on your department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Laid back and work not stressful.

    Cons

    Can be too laid back at times and you wonder how anything gets done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job Security. Benefits are relatively better than other utilities.

    Cons

    Too much politics and nepotism is rampant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Depends on your manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    A very well known company throughout NY. Pay was ok considering I was an intern. In addition, they were flexible in terms of taking a week or two off to study. Overtime 1.5 pay!

    Cons

    HQ is on Union Square (Meth Heads everywhere).
    Depending on your manager, your work life can be hell or a learning experience.
    There is an exceptional amount of favoritism, so be on your bosses good side.

    They lay off employees despite them saying they don't!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internally more. Do more due diligence when hiring upper managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to an extent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    Okay pay, union has pension, room for advancement

    Cons

    Benefits keeps increasing, it's who you know not what you know to get into upper management, good ole boys club - makes it difficult for women to" fit in" in male dominant departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    not bad

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

    I worked at Con Edison of New York part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    decent pay all over the company

    Cons

    no room to grow unfortunately

  10.  

    Job Stability & Decent Pay but Poor Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Job Stability
    Decent Pay
    Hours can be a pro or con depending on the department you work in

    Cons

    Benefits and bonuses are not that good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Conedconed

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

    I worked at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    benefits, stability, pay are all good. room for advancement. company is a monopoly so the job security is assured.

    Cons

    poor work / life balance. expect to work lots of doubles, late hours, rotating shifts, weekends and holidays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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