Con Edison Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. ConEdision is an excellent place to work!

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

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the salary is competitive. The work life balance within the company is comparitive to no other company I know of. Managment is very thoruogh in communications and strive to develop your skills allowing you endless opportunities for advanacement if desired. Hard work and dedication are rewarded and the commrodary amongst employees is evident.

    Cons

    The work can be demanding and there is extreme criticism from media. The public opinion of the company is low but I believe this is based on little knowledge of how the electric utiltiy industry operates. With such a heavy population in the Metro NY area it is difficult an sometimes impossible to distribute the electricity as demanded.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication open and continue to recognize and reward achievements.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Secure job with ample opportunity for growth

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

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

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

    Pros

    Employment at Con Edison is very stable.

    Cons

    There are minimal raises and bonuses annually compared to other private sector jobs.


  3. Overall, Great.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Con Edison is a great company in my eyes. They have both union workers, and management employees who all work together towards a common goal- providing the customer with steady/reliable service.

    Cons

    For the intern program, I feel that the interns could have been given more responsibilty. A lot was busy data / organizing work.


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  5. Operator Mechanic A

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Operator Mechanic A in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operator Mechanic A in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location. Parking. Compensation. Benefits. A lot of opportunity to learn other positions.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

    Advice to Management

    Too new to offer advice.


  6. Great place to work at.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a steady, secure job with a great salary and great benefits. If you want to advance and do a good job, you can. If you want to spend the rest of your job in the same position, you can do that too.

    Cons

    We have too few vacation days, many poor/underperforming employees cannot be easily removed from their posts. Lot of favoritism and nepotism impacting hiring and promotion decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more feedback and lay off unproductive and underqualified employees. It is too dificult to fire someone, even a poor performer.


  7. The best in the industry, but you better get use to the culture.

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

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is fair for the industry, but living costs are high in New York. If you like underground electric distribution, there's no where else in the world where you'll learn more. You get to help run the city and it's very satisfying after a hard days work.

    Cons

    Very structured and bureaucratically run. Sometimes, nepotism is rampant. The time requirments at the job can be very straining on your personal life, if you work in an operations department especially during certain periods of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good when it comes to modernization and safety. But too much change all at once just turns people away from it in large groups and can be counter productive


  8. Useful utility, but conservative

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

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - New York - best city in the world! - At least what you do results in a product people need (electricity)! - Strong culture

    Cons

    - Hard to break in to the "insiders" club - Poor internal IT services - Facilities at HQ are more than a little antiquated - Military style decision making - chain of command is sacrosanct - Emphasis on operations results in strange payment traditions - first line supervisors make more than some senior managers in staff positions

    Advice to Management

    - No Vice President of Sales or Marketing? Really? - Pick a strategy, any strategy - but the current non-strategy (do nothing) isn't too inspiring


  9. slow and steady

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

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits (health, eye, dental, disability, 401k, discount stock, vaaction and sick pay) and job security (no lay-offs and great programs to help substance abusers get back on their feet) are good. Constant listings of job opprtunities throughout the company allow for some movement (there are restrictions on length of time in a postion before you can move again)

    Cons

    Very beaurocratic (everything requires multiple levels of approvals, there are procedures upon procedures that are not used in the best sense- for training and standardized service - but instead are used in the most negative sense - for disciplinary action); It is slow to adopt new processes (again, many reviewers and multiple rounds of comments as well as well as culture with entrenched behavior from people doing the same job for many years); No entreprenurial spirit, lots of people marking time to retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Do you promote productivity changes? Do you reward cost cutting and effieciency?


  10. Helpful (3)

    Transition

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

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Con Edison offers a good benefits package, a competitive salary and offers a union for weekly paid employees. Management positions are available for various employees and as a transition will soon be taking place where the top talent will be needed for the company as many employees retire now is the time to apply if you are qualified.

    Cons

    Some of the management employees that have been there for years are not as competent as they should be but have obtained their positions because of loyalty to the company. The company needs more work/life balance for new employees because they are at a period where they are competing for the top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Con Edison is about to change as many employees are about to retirement. Recruitment and selection will soon be a major issue for union positions as well as management positions. The top talent needs to be recruited and management employees need more training on issues pertaining to how to manage/supervise employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good, stable job, but bureaucracy runs rampant.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, decent benefits. There is room for growth, so long as you put in the required amount of effort.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic nightmare. Sometimes your efforts to effect positive change in the organization are undermined by sheer volume of rules, regulations and processes that have been put into place.

    Advice to Management

    This Company would be much better served if upper management allowed employees latitude to make decisions, act upon them, and then evaluate the results.



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