Northeast Utilities Reviews

Updated July 8, 2015
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Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas J. May
Thomas J. May
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  • Used to have flex hours for work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Used to be a good company to work for but since the merger everything is going down hill (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Since the merger with NStar the company has gone down hill (in 6 reviews)

  • Since the merger little or no career opportunities for seasoned employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northeast Utilities full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits even after the merger when compared to a lot of other companies

    Cons

    The new management structure is really inhibiting morale from being what it could be.


  2. Customer Service Specialist

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northeast Utilities (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Pay & Benefits

    Cons

    We would have to report to work in very dangerous storm conditions, and twice in the last 3 years employees had to stay overnight in the building with no accommodations or planning in place in the event this would occur. Field Technicians were not allowed to work out in the field due to those conditions but customer service would be required to report

    Advice to Management

    Prepare better for storm emergencies and instead of jeopardizing your employees divert the calls to other centers during unsafe driving conditions. If a lineman can not work due to unsafe conditions then employees should not be required to risk injury to report to work.


  3. Drafter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Northeast Utilities part-time

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, Great boss, Ability to work overtime, willing to help with questions

    Cons

    Only design work, one licensed engineer, Superior Walls precast standard designs, no room for creativity


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  5. Pleasant and team goal orientated

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Pump the stock and have more college courses approved for reimbursement


  6. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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)


  7. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Please hire international students for engineering positions!!!


  8. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. decent pay, great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    benefits are great, pay is decent

    Cons

    micomanged, constantly being watched, nstar took away perks


  10. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Take care of your human resources, they are valuable.


  11. 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 Management

    management is pretty good



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