Con Edison of New York Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Con Edison of New York President & CEO John McAvoy
John McAvoy
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Pros
  • Offers great work life balance and is not too stressful (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits including tuition for college (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • New cost cutting techniques that they use are just in place for upper management to increase their yearly bonuses (in 6 reviews)

  • Morale is low, many management employees are leaving and the experienced staff is diminishing (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Its great to be a con ed employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many great reasons to work for Con Edison. They offer great benefits such as vision and medical, and there is room to grow and move up in the company. There are so many different departments and jobs that you can apply for within the company. Its not just a job, working for con ed is a career.

    Cons

    To be honest there are none that come to mind. It is a great company to work for. I just wish there was an employee discount on our bills.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what they do


  2. Great company

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

    I worked at Con Edison of New York

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked as a term contractor for Con Edison. I served for 9 months. I believe that Con Edison has a great corporate culture. Everyone I worked with on my term was very friendly and helpful. Lots of people I talked to loved the company. I would definitely recommend con edison to peers.

    Cons

    The only complaint i have is the commute from New Jersey to Manhattan. I don't think this is a problem for people who use the public transportation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Earn yourself the financial security and job stability you deserve, working for an amazing New York company.

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

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking for an excellent union job - this is the one. Think you can't work for Con Ed because you don't have the experience - you don't need it. You just need to have some basic smarts in math, reading, and comprehension and have the willingness and drive to jump through a LOT of hoops to get what you want. You're getting paid to go to school - can't say that about a Local 3 job in the city. You get paid to learn how to do the job. What an opportunity! For all the effort I have put into my career with Con Edison, it has most definitely paid off. Excellent pay, medical benefits, pension, 401K, and employee stock purchase plan. Do the work you are expected to do and you are practically guaranteed a retirement... and a pretty good one, at that. I am in substation operations. If you are looking for a union job, I don't think there's any better department to be in. If I want to move up the career "ladder", I've got options for advancement. Of course, nothing is ever perfect - but nearly everybody at work is very happy with their job. Lots of opportunity to make overtime... Don't want it? No problem - go home and enjoy your life, family, whatever. Act like a professional - you get treated like a professional from management. Overall, by far - the best job I've ever had. I've got no plans of ever leaving. Con Edison will be the company responsible for giving me financial stability in my life. Don't forget about job stability. In a market where people are afraid of losing their job, there is no shortage of demand for power and the support needed to maintain the system. And isn't that why we go to work in the first place? Stability in your life. Con Ed - best job I've ever had.

    Cons

    There is no company so perfect to work at that you couldn't find a downside. Con Edison is no different. Like any job, you've got a very diverse workforce and the range of personalities that come along with that. You better know how to deal with that or you're going to have problems. There are a lot of people out there who lack good communication skills. Con Edison prides itself in supporting what they call their "core values" and "open communication" is one of them. I would prefer they change it to "good communication" or something that reflects more than simply being "open" because there are many people in both union and management that could substantially benefit from better communication skills. Regarding recognition and feedback.... I wish it were better, but it's not. Look to get feedback from your peers, because in my position I spend a lot of time working independently. I would say that your own good communication skills might help to gain proper recognition and feedback. Other positions in the department work more closely with supervision so it is likely different than my experience. Recognition is rare, so take pride in the work you do because you know you're doing a good job. Again, there are ways to promote being positively recognized so a good effort in this area will bring it's rewards. Senior management... If we're talking about the CEO and top-tier management - who am I to judge them? I don't work with them, I likely don't understand all of the complexities of the issues they deal with... The company is profiting, we all still have our jobs, life is good - so I give the top-tier management an A+ for their work. Mid and lower level management... Good people - all of them. I don't think I've met anyone who didn't take their job seriously. But there is an adversarial relationship that is clearly evident between union and management that interferes with the way things get done. That doesn't necessary put all the blame with management, though. The bottom line is that people who understand how to act professionally manage to get things done with other people who understand how to act professionally. In a perfect world everyone respects you and everything is handled fairly. Sometimes I'm really satisfied with things like fairness and respect and some days I feel like I don't get the respect or am treated as fairly as others. That's life, what else can I say. You can't be thin-skinned about these things or it will really bother you. But that's at any job and Con Ed is no different. It's a great job.

    Advice to Management

    I'm real happy with my job. Best company I've ever worked for. Please don't take away my pension. It's one of the main reasons why I want to work for and retire from Con Edison. Please. You offer the work force an incredible opportunity, please don't compromise it by reducing the great benefits we receive.


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  5. Great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and to grow professionally. You are encouraged to try new things and work in many departments.

    Cons

    Some jobs require very long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage middle managers to stay in their assignments longer -- like for 5 years or more. This way they live with the results of their changes. Re-establish the library at 4 Irving Place.


  6. You learn a lot from this company

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

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

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

    Pros

    everything is setup good pay managers are really appreciative of your work

    Cons

    There really no cons about Con Edison


  7. would love to work there again

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lineman in Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Current Employee - Lineman in Sleepy Hollow, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Steady work in the field They trained me in and I really enjoyed. Always went to work

    Cons

    Personally. NONE that is why I want to go back with them. I left ONLY when my wife had breast cancer

    Advice to Management

    Hire me back


  8. Helpful (3)

    Jack Pot

    • 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 of New York full-time

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

    Pros

    If you get a job here, it's like winning the lotto. You will basically get paid to sit around and do nothing. Great place to work, it's like a club. Imagine just sitting at your desk and surfing the net 8 hours per day.

    Cons

    Its true, there is a big problem with folks putting their hands in the cookie jar ;) I ran into it my first month on the job.

    Advice to Management

    your doing a great job, change nothing!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Company to work for.

    • 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 of New York full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance and move throughout the Company. Quality employees working on a common goal, to keep the lights on safely. There are more opportunity for Engineers than general business people. Company offers good befit package.

    Cons

    Large Company, you need to understand the structure to make any kind of impact. Change comes slow.

    Advice to Management

    Sick time policy could be better.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Very enjoyable and interesting

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

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

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

    Pros

    Every day was a new and different experience

    Cons

    Not too much chance of advancement

    Advice to Management

    Give more meployees the opportunity for advancement


  11. ***

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very Good company to work for

    Cons

    Too big to slow, no defference between good employees and mediocres

    Advice to Management

    Perks are non existing



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