Northeast Utilities

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Updated Apr 16, 2014

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2.4 69 reviews

12% Approve of the CEO

Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas J. May

Thomas J. May

(33 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 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 4 reviews)

  • Work life balance, while strained in the old NU, is now almost nonexistent with little flexibility in most business areas(in 3 reviews)

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    decent pay, great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits are great, pay is decent

    Consmicomanged, constantly being watched, nstar took away perks

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

    Shared Services (Former Employee) Berlin, CT

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

    ConsCorporate downsizing has reduced several departments' staffing levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your human resources, they are valuable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    A nice company to work for

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Windsor, CT

    ProsManagement, they do a lot of appreciation for workers

    ConsPay is not to good, would like more incentives

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement is pretty good

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    Great work environment

    Intern (Former Employee) Berlin, CT

    ProsI'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).

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Business Applications Systems Developer II (Current Employee) Berlin, CT

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThere 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Real Responsibilities

    Intern (Former Employee) Berlin, CT

    Prosreal employee responsibilities
    everyone is very helpful

    Conspay is low compared to other similar internships

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Northeast Utilities contains one of the friendliest environments you will ever work in.

    Accounting Intern (Current Employee) Berlin, CT

    ProsNortheast Utilities Service Company is one of the most friendliest employers out there. From day one everyone makes it seem as if they have known you for ages. Everyone is super friendly. The benefits are good, the facilities are nice and well maintained, employment at the company is secure i.e. no layoffs, and for the most part management is efficient.

    ConsThe utility industry can be quite boring at times. Starting pay is less than most other large corporations. Takes a while to learn some of the archaic computer databases for different activities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake more time for staff.

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    Excellent Company

    Associate Staff Accountant (Current Employee) Berlin, CT

    ProsThe best reasons to work for NU is the opportunities that exist for growth and opportunities.

    ConsThe only downside of working for Northeast Utilities is the lengthy hours at times to complete our goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people on the front line.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work if you like a large company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, great coworkers, great boss, great work assignments, good opportunities for job rotations, low turnover

    ConsLarge bureaucratic policy structure, difficult to feel ownership and ability to have an impact, slow to react, rigid rules, overhead, administrative tasks, very little crosstraining

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncorporate more job sharing/cross training at all levels to increase competencies and assure transitions, embrace more small scale power projects and distributed generation with creative financing and payback instead of taking on large, multiyear projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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