Con Edison Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Slow moving, but enhoyable company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic job security and work life balance

    Cons

    Can be very bureacratic and inefficient


  2. Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job security is almost guaranteed, and one of the few companies that still offers a form of a pension plan.

    Cons

    Low bonus opportunity and promotions are often not accompanied by salary increases. Very few perks outside of free museums entrance.

    Advice to Management

    Company treats all employees like it does the union employees, which means very strict rules and a lack of trust.


  3. Customer service rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    Decent pay. Raises. Union job

    Cons

    Stressful, senority is everything. You need to do your time if you want a good schedule or to become full time


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  5. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valhalla, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valhalla, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Limited favorable things to say.

    Cons

    People are extremely clickish and immature.

    Advice to Management

    Don't follow the heard mentality. Base decisions on facts and not hearsay.


  6. Great old values, big old problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Job Security, Some departments are better than others. Some departments have faster career tracks than others.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, Not the best learning environment. Great people with good ideas but nobody executives on ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a better learning environment. Seek to interact with more nimble organizations.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Terrible place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn Park, MN

    I have been working at Con Edison part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you have no education and the persistence of a mule and don't mind taking crap from management who also have no education and the persistence of a mule.

    Cons

    Management isn't very intelligent, rampant nepotism, people who think they are superior humans because of the rampant nepotism, everything is timed (LITERALLY everything even bathroom breaks), smart educated folks most likely won't stay very long.


  8. Helpful (3)

    I worked as an administrative assistant on assignment for a senior vice president of strategic planning.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Con Edison full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Con Edison has been in business for many years and has a stable hold on the market of providing service in the energy world. They have very clear and understandable corporate hierarchy. There are clear and precise systems in place for who you need to contact for any service within the company.

    Cons

    As I was working on assignment through an agency, it is difficult to judge compensation but they were providing wage offer to my agency on the low-end. From my observation of other workers they seem to have a good work-life balance but some people seem a little unhappy with having so many additional work roles on top of their already heavy work load.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be willing to review the dynamics of their departments and hire where help is needed in their respective departments. Also, they should learn to manage their departments without so many meetings for every single issue that comes up. They overload schedules with too many meetings which has to take away from completing daily tasks.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A very stable dinosaur

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stability is number one here. It's a steady job that, at least in my department, allows for a personal life. I have plenty of time off. They compensate well and there are some great benefits (matching 401(k), company stock purchase program, pension (it's not the same but it's still a pension). I work with some great people. There's nothing cut-throat about it.

    Cons

    Beaucracy. There are endless policies and procedures. Depending on who you work for, there is sometimes a lack of trust in employees. The idea that I'm not working unless I'm stuck in my chair for 9-10 hours a day is archaic. Change is almost impossible because the culture is very old-fashioned with an almost military attitude in it's operations. The motto should be changed from "ON IT" to "IT IS WHAT IT IS". People sometimes seem to go along to get along. Management tends to do whatever upper management wants because they are afraid to stand up to them...perhaps because some of them are exhibit sociopathic behaviors. Promotions are heavy with cronyism/nepotism. Compensation is not always balanced (underperformers getting the same or better compensation). The Company doesn't utilize it's talent. The candidates are pre-selected in many instances but the HR policies let management get away with it. For every career development position, they step on someone else's career. Promoting people who are not qualified are resented by the people who are qualified.

    Advice to Management

    The HR department needs a rehaul. Promote talented people into positions that are a good fit for them. Level the playing field...it's common knowledge that the interview process is a joke. Stop sweeping problems under the giant corporate rug. Question what assurances the Ombudsman, the Law Department (Business Ethics and Compliance), and Auditing are really providing. Bring Deirdre Daly back.


  10. Excellent opportunity and great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and team oriented

    Cons

    None specific cons at this position


  11. Helpful (2)

    It pays the bills !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a steady secure job that's it !

    Cons

    Way too much favoritism and nepotism ! Unless you know somebody or are extremely lucky you will never advance here. No work life balance ! Management stuck in the 1960's

    Advice to Management

    Stop placing people in positions that have no business being there



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