Con Edison of New York
3.5 of 5 92 reviews
www.coned.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 25, 2014

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Con Edison of New York President & CEO John McAvoy

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Offers great work life balance and is not too stressful"
    in 6 reviews
  • "This is a great company to work for it has good benefits and you can learn a lot"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "New cost cutting techniques that they use are just in place for upper management to increase their yearly bonuses"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Can have very little work/life balance"
    in 3 reviews
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    Consolidated Edison Company of New York

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany is welcoming employees with diverse cultural backgrounds, and there are many opportunities to gain additional experience by transitioning to another position within the company. The job transition is generally available after two years at current position. The hours are mostly reasonable, unless you are in accounting or a few other departments.

    ConsThe opportunities for advancement are limited due to fierce competition for a limited number of higher level management positions available.

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    very good experience

    Engineering Supervisor (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosyou got the name and experience

    Consthere are too much politique

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Almost Impossible to advance from analyst to manager

    Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsStable company, not a threat to be taken over.

    ConsA lot of dead wood.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMeritocracy would be a welcome change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat environment, friendly people , and a flexible schedule

    ConsRoutine work so not challenging

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of top-down communication kills moral.

    Senior Specialist (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery exciting. No two days are the same, and no one else can boast that what they do helps keeps the big apple shining!

    ConsIn consistant management with the ranks of Middle-Management where managers are forced to mange to numbers not big picture goals. Internal politics often stifel new ideas. Recent change to Management Compensation Program has painfully hilarious process in that the Human Resource Department couldn't even explain the program when is was rolled out. Finally, too much time is spent "reinventing the wheel" where commonly available business tools can be gotten right off the shelf rather than designed from scratch in-house.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe faithful to your employees and do not underestimate their feelings, or the value of their institutional knowledge. Also, it is really hard to swallow in one week you tell the public the business is doing really well and the board is again raising dividends, and then you turn around and tell Management we have to cut our budgets and forego preventative and corrective maintenace on our equipment and infrastructure and deal with the consequences.

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

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    Excellent company to work for

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Staten Island, NY

    ProsThere are tons of opportunities to move up within the company. At my office, my coworkers treated me like family immediately.

    ConsSince it's a utility company, you absolutely must be there at the hardest times to get to work: during blackouts, severe weather, etc.

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    Its a great place to work with the potential to advance if you work for it.

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLarge company has alot of mobility in many areas but you must work for it and prove yourself before any sort of advancement can occur.

    ConsNo regular pension for new employees any longer and management benefits have changed in that the retirement age has increased and sick time decreased.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you dot your i's and cross your t's on everything you write.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood - work can be intresting
    Bad - Depends on your leadership

    ConsOpen office not good !

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack work ethics

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Flushing, NY

    ProsMy position as an Administrative Assistant at Con Edison was challenging and intensive amount of work which I enjoyed because there was never a down time. co-workers are pleasant.

    ConsCon Edison lacks work ethics, lacks organizational skills, unprofessional work environment. Management and Union employees are unpleasant to contractors because they feel threaten. Union employees complete very little work and the contractors are taken advantage for this reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContractors should be treated with respect and proper understanding. I was there to help them not replace anyone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsGood pay
    Job Security is good

    ConsKey Performance Indicators are driving management people.
    They say safety is number one priority but in reality they want you to do whatever it takes to get job done.
    Benefits are not that great.
    Not a lot of ability to move, all of the opening are per-selected and it is not really Equal Opportunity.
    New cost cutting techniques that they use are just in place for upper management to increase their yearly bonuses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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