Con Edison of New York Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance - depends on your department, but to be envied (in 8 reviews)

  • Important work, opportunities to work in different areas, good benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • has left a lingering of mistrust which has never really been dealt with or acknowledged by upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • Can have very little work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Engineeringde Aide

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Con Edison of New York as an intern

    Pros

    Great learning experience and a good chance to learn the work of different departments. Good pay as well.

    Cons

    Can't apply for job postings as an insider. You apply just like any outsider.

  2. IT'S STILL GRASS.... It's not greener... It's just a job

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

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company is a great place with tons of resources and alot of opportunities... Many employees know that they are set for life once they get hired.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company hires alot of contractors and escapes paying their contractors their sick or mandated government holidays... This is just another way to circumvent paying benefits...

    Advice to Management

    Too many bosses with useless titles who are in charge of things they don't have the experience to know about.

  3. Management

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

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time

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

    Pros

    Low level management is a great group to work with.

    Cons

    The company has changed to a point where people are miserable. This company is no longer a place for a long term career.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent.

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  5. Great company, smart people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly environment and team oriented

    Cons

    Regulated industry, older technology, process improvement needed

  6. I have enjoyed working with this company. They deal fairly and practically with me.

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

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

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

    Pros

    Chain of command works well. Easy to talk to anyone in the company about any issues. Everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    As an intern there is not a lot of time I spend within the plant. Not too much work to come across my desk.

  7. Stable company

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

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

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

    Pros

    Stable, Good people, Sr. Management

    Cons

    Culture, Low level managers, Suport

  8. Helpful (2)

    manager

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

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of places to move in the organization.

    Cons

    There are a lot of retired in place employees waiting out their time till retirement

    Advice to Management

    none

  9. It was a good experience overall.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Aide Temporary in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Engineering Aide Temporary in New York, NY

    I worked at Con Edison of New York as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is a large and one of the most renowned electric utilities in America. There is a lot of flexibility if one wants to gain experience at different departments.

    Cons

    The company is sometimes too large that it is difficult to get in touch with a person since there are too many intermediaries.

    Advice to Management

    It would be much better if upper level management contacted relevant departments before making major changes that would affect a lot of departments.

  10. Con Edison is a decent place to work.

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

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Con Ed is a good place to work. They generally take care of their employees and are loyal. Lots of opportunity to move around within the company, however being promoted to a manager level is very political (and unfortunately it seems many managers are hired based on their skin-tone and/or gender - not qualifications). Decent pay with some OT opportunities, decent benefits, great stock purchase program. They have started to come around with work-life balance and flexible work arrangements, however some managers/departments still believe you HAVE to be at your desk to get work done. Very stable - you can work here for your entire career - if you can stay awake.

    Cons

    Typical big company bureaucracy. Work is procedure driven, which disallows thinking outside of the box. Very quick to finger-point and pass along blame - CYA culture. Work can be very slow paced and boring at times. There's an abundance of employees - 5 people to do 1 person's job. Years ago there were people stealing from company/taking kick-backs, so countless accounting measures have been implemented in an attempt to prevent these occurrences and make getting project funds/change orders incredibly difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Re-think your "total rewards" compensation program. Several years ago Con Ed bench-marked to make sure benefits were "in-line with industry" which lead to cuts in benefits and increases in contributions. Benefit contributions are static across all job levels so VP's are contributing just as much to health insurance as the entry level employees. It's OK to be better than the rest of the industry.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Could be a great place to work for some closer to the NYC

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

    I worked at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    They have great benefits

    Cons

    commuting is to far from Monroe NY to the city everyday

    Advice to Management

    respect all your employees

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