I worked at Central Hudson Gas and Electric as an intern
Pros – Well Organized and Managed Organization. Engineering Department is particularly, well structured and the work community is very friendly. Internship Program is incredible, and the work provided is challenging and meant to bring the best out of their employees. Would highly recommend.
Cons – The company is a relatively small utilities corporation, so the projects are not the biggest and best in the industry.
2013-11-08 12:42 PST
I have been working at Central Hudson Gas and Electric as an intern for less than a year
Pros – The work environment is great. People are friendly and willing to support each other
Cons – There is nothing much to do in the city
2012-09-19 19:42 PDT
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I have been working at Central Hudson Gas and Electric
Pros – Good salaries for the Hudson Valley
Good 401k match
Results oriented organization
Friendliness and helpfulness of most employees
It's very hard to get fired
Very good wages if you're in the Union, lots of overtime
Becomming more receptive in instituting positive change
Cons – Nepotism - Qualified employees and outside applicants are often passed up for friends and family from the outside with no utility background. This hurts the organization.
Difficult to advance - If you are not liked (those who offer constructive criticism) - face hurdles for advancement.
Benefits - Healthplan has gotten much wrose in recent years. No pension for recent hires.
Upper management is completely disconnected from lower management and the Union. Issues and complaints seem to fall on deaf ears especially if your in the Union.
Communication is poor. Some upper level organizational decisions are based on assumptions rather than facts and constructive input, and results are very counterproductive.
Culture that has induced laziness and ineptitude in many. Company won't fire these people, and does not recognize the issue.
Employees are mostly good people, but some in upper management cannot or will not communicate with their employees.
Some management employees made to work 60 hour weeks while others barely put in 30. In many cases their is a large disparity in the dissemination of work, and bosses don't care.
Big morale issues in some departments.
Upper management only cares about the shareholders.
0-1% salary increases for most management employees in last 2 years. Department heads divide up the salary budget and decide how to distribute it among their management employees - more will just suck up to the boss instead of being productive.
While many employees have/will work here for their entire career, with no more pension the newer younger talent in management will not hang around for very long. I know of many already looking outside the company.
Storms are horribly managed
Advice to Senior Management – Be open and receptive to employees. Recognize those management employees who are getting the work done and getting results. Plan on developing ways to maintain a workforce of talented individuals, since we can only hope the economy won't be in the toilet forever.
2012-01-27 14:39 PST
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