Northeast Utilities Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. Pleasant and team goal orientated

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeast Utilities full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment good pAy ,steady work,changes on daily basis

    Cons

    To get in another field takes a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pump the stock and have more college courses approved for reimbursement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin, CT

    I have been working at Northeast Utilities full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Comrade within co-workers is great. Company is making strides towards an improved customer engagement process. Also making cost conscious decisions for long term sustainability.

    Cons

    Company still is not open to work from home, especially for technical and analytic jobs that very well may be done independently in front of a computer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in technology that allows better interaction between different offices via webex, etc. Allow work from home to attract the younger workforce or growing families (w/ kids)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company, potential for growth is low for entry level engineers in energy efficiency, but an educating experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeast Utilities as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Sheer amount of projects, friendly staff, contacts with vendors and contractors

    Cons

    You can't get converted to full time from a contractor position very easily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire international students for engineering positions!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Interning for a sister company of Northeast Utilities, PSNH, was a great experience

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    Current Intern - Field Technician in Nashua, NH
    Current Intern - Field Technician in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at Northeast Utilities as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    I have not worked for the company long enough, but the merger with NSTAR has brought some changes not favored by the current employees such as cuts in benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PSNH has already a very welcoming working environment. Everyone seems to get along greatly. I would encourage the management to make the working environment even more welcoming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. decent pay, great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeast Utilities

    Pros

    benefits are great, pay is decent

    Cons

    micomanged, constantly being watched, nstar took away perks

  7. I had a wonderful experience at NU, with many opportunities for upward mobility.

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    Former Employee - Shared Services in Berlin, CT
    Former Employee - Shared Services in Berlin, CT

    I worked at Northeast Utilities full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Variety of work, many locations throughout several states. Get to utilize skills and education.

    Cons

    Corporate downsizing has reduced several departments' staffing levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your human resources, they are valuable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. A nice company to work for

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at Northeast Utilities full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Management, they do a lot of appreciation for workers

    Cons

    Pay is not to good, would like more incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is pretty good

  9. Great work environment

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    Former Intern - Intern in Berlin, CT
    Former Intern - Intern in Berlin, CT

    I worked at Northeast Utilities as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm sure this varies, but my experience was great. I was only an intern, but the full-time employees are a fantastic bunch to work with. I was given a real project to analyze and develop (mostly) on my own, with help from a smaller group of employees in my department. The intern program is very organized, and it's a shame there is no intern program this year (2013).

    Cons

    Getting settled in was kind of slow (workstation set-up, etc), but work picked up after a week or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please bring back the intern program! I learned a lot in my time here, and it's a great way for students to learn about their career options and NU as a company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent work life balance, lack of creative freedom, increasing outsourcing

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    Current Employee - Business Applications Systems Developer II in Berlin, CT
    Current Employee - Business Applications Systems Developer II in Berlin, CT

    I have been working at Northeast Utilities full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job has an excellent work life balance. The compensation is not the highest in the industry, but the employees received raises amd bonuses through the recession. The stock has done well over the past years and employees get stock through their 401k and the ESPP. Depending on the manager, employees can set own schedules (within reason) and there is often little required overtime.

    Cons

    There is sometimes a lack of communication between management and the workforce. There are limited opportunities for creative freedom. The progression path is slow, but steady. New leadership is making drastic changes towards more outsourcing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Real Responsibilities

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    Former Employee - Intern in Berlin, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Berlin, CT

    I worked at Northeast Utilities

    Pros

    real employee responsibilities
    everyone is very helpful

    Cons

    pay is low compared to other similar internships

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