Northeast Utilities

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Updated Apr 20, 2014

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2.4 70 reviews

12% Approve of the CEO

Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas J. May

Thomas J. May

(34 ratings)

27% 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
  • All of Northeast Utilities has been turned upside down since the merger with NSTAR (in 4 reviews)

  • They are constantly downsizing based on current upper management strategy (in 5 reviews)

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    Human Resources Co-Op

    Human Resources Co-Op (Current Employee) Westwood, MA

    ProsFirst off, I'd like to note that I am currently working for Northeast Utilities in a co-op (intern) capacity, and this is my first 40hr a week position out of college. I work out of the NSTAR location in MA. For me, this has been an eye-opening experience. For someone who knew close to nothing about how utility companies operated, I felt like my knowledge expanded in all aspects about the company. My position was primarily recruitment, giving presentations, and job postings. The longer I spent working there, the more responsibilities I was given. Being in HR, I was able to work with managers and employees from both the Gas and Electric fields of the utility side, as well as various manager and employees from our different corporate sections. If you are looking for a company who does a great job with investing in their employees, and provides several outlets for personal and professional growth, I would highly recommend looking at a career with NU.

    ConsWith any merger between two companies, there is always some issues with synergy. I have noticed a few problems with getting former NSTAR and current NU employees on the same page with different types of computer software/programs, but it has been improving since I have started working there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe managers in this company do a great job working with their subordinates. My personal experience with my manager has been great. Being a co-op, I was introduced to the company with plenty of work. Not once did I feel like I was over my head, but still felt challenged enough where I knew it was beneficial.

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

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    Awesome Company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI've been with the Company for 34 years. I'm so thankful to have such a great job with great pay and excellent benefits. I love the fact that management wants what's best for our customers.

    ConsI have nothing to complain about. There are so many people out there looking for work. I'm just so happy that I have a place to go to every day where I can contribute and feel like I make a difference! Thank you!!!

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

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    Business Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Berlin, CT

    ProsI have been with this company a number of years. The company is changing after the merger, so you need to be okay with change. Energy and NU are the place to be. Management is doing a great job running a financially response public company looking to reduce cost.

    ConsSome folks can be slow to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing! Driving the new company to a new level of performance!

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

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    excellent place to be an engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosinteresting and meaningful work. fun people to work with and great managers (in engineering - i don't know about the other departments). they also pay well to new graduates.

    Consreally none. enjoy my workplace, colleagues, atmosphere at work, everything great. they treat young people very well, including people fresh out of college, and they will try to keep you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    summer accounting internship

    Property Tax Intern (Former Employee) Berlin, CT

    Pros-learn from the best
    -given a lot of responsibility within the 12-week period
    -good pay for an intern and they set you up with a 401k
    -I've heard that many of the interns are offered full-time upon graduation

    Cons-male-dominated environment
    -interns can be clicky

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

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    One of the best corporations to work for in Connecticut

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Berlin, CT

    ProsVery reasonable work/life balance, with a few weekends and late nights here and there
    Excellent benefits, bonuses, raises, and matching contributions
    Layoffs are extremely rare
    Very friendly, down-to-earth people
    Type B personalities can succeed just fine
    No pressure to kill yourself for promotion
    Very relaxed enivronment

    ConsExtremely antiquated software applications (circa 1990)
    Seniority is valued a bit too much; can get away with anything
    Promotions are extremely few and far between
    Virtually half of the employees have been there for 30+ years (could be a Pro, too)
    Change is not welcome; stuck in their old ways

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Warm, friendly culture

    Web Development Intern (Former Employee) Berlin, CT

    ProsPeople are warm and friendly. You notice it just by walking around.
    Technologically solid IT department.

    ConsWhispers of management politics and lack of trust from upper management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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