Commonwealth Edison Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
19 Reviews

3.5
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    Intern

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Commonwealth Edison as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay. Well structured internship program. Learning a LOT within the first few weeks. Company is well connected to community and offered many ways to get involved.

    Cons

    "Analysis paralysis". There's a metric for every operation and a meeting to discuss every metric. Things can become slightly sluggish feeling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Limited Opportunity for vertical movement

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    Former Employee - New Business Project Engineer  in  Maywood, IL
    Former Employee - New Business Project Engineer in Maywood, IL

    I worked at Commonwealth Edison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    pay, bonus, raises, benefits, co-workers, autonomy

    Cons

    management, training, storm duty, favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many departments have "tribal knowledge" and do not have adequate new-hire training, so implement a real comprehensive training program - Pay attention to managers who have high HR complaints and who have a high number of employees seeking new positions, many managers don't know the work they manage, don't know how to lead by example and will judge employees on their personal bias instead of their productivity

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to to work, although it's hard to grow your career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at Commonwealth Edison for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay.
    The company isn't going anywhere.
    You will have important responsibilities from Day 1.
    New CEO will be good for the company long term.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, especially with favoritism playing a big role.
    Lots of responsibilities means it's tough to truly step away from work and take a vacation.
    Certain departments are in dire need of more staff.
    Sometimes there's a "too many cooks" situation with higher-ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a part of cultivating your employees' careers. Stop promoting based on who knows who.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Project Management Intern

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    Former Employee - Project Management Intern  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Commonwealth Edison as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Internship was catered to my area of study. Many opportunities to become more involved and carry responsibilities. Good exposer to various aspects of company/industry

    Cons

    Sometimes responsibilities from various parties can make one feel overloaded. Traffic was not fun to drive through.

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    Materials and Supply Intern

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    Current Employee - Materials and Supply Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Materials and Supply Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Commonwealth Edison as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company, has strong core principles, and has a bright future with the new AMI bill that just got passed.

    Cons

    It is a very large company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Corporate Finance

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Commonwealth Edison full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Vacation, floating Hollidays, above average salary and benifits.

    Cons

    Culture of a public accounting firm. Most people are CPA's with public experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mix up the culture and hire/promote profesional with industry experience rather than hiring someone just because they worked in public.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Strong technical focus

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Commonwealth Edison as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits for employees and family

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
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    Great Experience.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Commonwealth Edison

    Pros

    Learning experience, hands on, and great pay.

    Cons

    The commute was very long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Storm duty disrupts normal operations.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    This company offers great experience and networking opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I have been working at Commonwealth Edison

    Pros

    The pay is good, and the level of hands-on experience is good. Safety is a high priority. Competitive benefits. No competitors to worry about constantly since it is an energy distribution utility.

    Cons

    Log jam in career advancement. Overly complex and restrictive legal dept makes contracting with others a nightmare. Strict budget policies (with good reason) since it is a utility. Some divisions seem understaffed/overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up lanes for career paths. Foster young professionals to boost management skills. Offer more training. Hire more people since some divisions seem overworked.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It takes a dozen senior executives to turn on a light switch at ComEd.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Commonwealth Edison

    Pros

    Compensation is good when compared to other companies in the area. It is bait.

    Cons

    The company is a mess because there is no need for it to maintain any sort of efficiency. ComEd senior execs maintain a spoils sytem in the work place, waste money like crazy, make bad decisions, and then go to the government and ask them to hike rates on consumers. The corportate offices in the South Loop are horrible. Employees are miserable, driven crazy by incompetent leadership. I started looking for a new job three weeks after I started here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy it while you can. Eventually, an auditor is going to come in here and put an end to business as you know it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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