Con Edison of New York

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Con Edison of New York Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
125 Reviews
3.7
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT System Analyst

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    No Layoffs
    Light workload,40 hours a week

    Cons

    Very Low Salary,Bonus
    Rampant Nepotism
    Takes 20 years to be promoted,unless you are a minority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Total Brain Drain...Nearly everyone I started with in a few years back has left for higher salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great way to make money if you are dumb.

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    Current Employee - Crew Chief in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Crew Chief in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good pay, steady work. 401k, corporate discount card. Paid training. If you don't steal, you will not get fired. lol

    Cons

    Abusive management, zero experience supervision. Invasive and distrustful company. Feels like they hate their union employees. You feel more like an inmate than an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote workers who know the job to supervisory roles, instead of hiring 22 year old drones to supervise guys who have 15-40 years experience. stop spying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Like stepping back 50 years...

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    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer

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

    Pros

    Job stability is number one here. Benefits are decent but have become very expensive over time (for both management and union). Career growth is possible with some motivation, some luck and a LOT of connections.

    Cons

    Very very old fashioned, feels like a time warp to the 1960s. Culture and values completely out of touch with reality and their employees needs. Very inflexible should personal issues come up.Technologically behind on the times, making day to day work frustrating.Depending on the department, staff can be very unmotivated, making for a very unproductive work force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and respect your peers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    IT support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    Hours are flexible. Great location but shouldnt' be a reason to stay.

    Cons

    If you're a contractor or consultant, leave within a year. Dont think twice of staying longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat contractors like employees. Everyone is a person. Deserves the same respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very shrewd policy to ruin employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back culture... You will enjoy working here if you don't want to take challenge and love sleeping at job

    Cons

    In the long run, you will lose value and won't be able to compete in outside world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hey management, you should try to develop people within the company and promote them instead of bringing someone from outside to fill a senior level position

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management , no growth opportunity, no advancement for junior employees.

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    Current Employee - Auditor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Auditor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability, Government sponsored monopoly, and good for lazy people

    Cons

    No proper guidance, many unqualified people holding positions and getting position due to favoritism. Makes people lazy. Erodes intelligence out of smart peoples. The culture is very bad. Employees who has been here before 2005 have way more benefit than people started after 2005.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look outside.. This management just think about fattening its wallet. Politics wont save on doomsday

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Growth path hindered if you are not a GOLD Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall, not a bad company to work for stable employment, the work is challenging enough that you can pursue a graduate degree and still get your work done. Tuition reimbursement, 401k and pension, maternity leave and lactation rooms at the head quarters.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. somewhat circular methods of getting work done, inconsistencies, attempts at being a matrixed organization not fully thought out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to manage. A smart manager knows that he/she is not all knowing, but surrounds themselves with knowledgeable persons and leverage their skills while at the same time develop their employees and enable them to grow and achieve more. Understand the core of mentorship, leadership and followership. Time management. Plan, think ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Operator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Job Security is good

    Cons

    Key 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My experiences at the company were, to put it politely, less than pleasant. I found the work to be massively dull.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    To be honest, this is probably a dream job for the average person. Base salary for entry-level positions requiring only a high school degree can pay as much $75,000/year; with a little over-time, it's not uncommon to see a data-entry clerk rack up 6 figures a year, and that's in addition to full medical benefits, paid vacations, a pension, company-sponsored 401(k) plans, and quite a few other perks. The best part: As long as you show up for work, you can be borderline brain dead and still not get fired, regardless of your productivity. With a compensation package like that, who needs college; but, if you want to go go college, they'll pay for that, too. So there's really not much for *most* employees to complain.

    Cons

    The major con regards the hiring process. The company is insanely nepotistic. So if you're looking to get a job there and don't have any inside connections, don't hold your breath. If you are already an employee there and you're trying to move up the corporate ladder, make sure to ingratiate yourself to the right people. At Con Ed, it's not what you know, it's who you know.

    While there are some other very, very serious cons involving ethical issues, that's beyond the scope of this review, and they really don't have any practical being on whether or not one should consider applying for a job here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the same way that colleges use student evaluations of their professors to assess their performance, upper management should ask the employees of the managers they are supervising for their opinions about that manager and incorporate their opinions into their own evaluations of that manager for more thorough, and accurate, assessment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great pay and stability

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    Current Employee - Mechanic A in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanic A in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent tuition aid program with 100% reimbursement! Great salary with full medical and dental benefits. Union protection as a member of AFL-CIO. Company provides you with the best safety equipment for free!

    Cons

    Con Ed has become a make a good slary and look for something better place. Vacation time is horrible. It takes 20 years to get 5 weeks vacation. Top pay for a posistion takes 8 years. Medical has become expensive with in-network deductibles and monthly premiums. The morale is in the toilet between management and union after union lockout . The union lost traditional pension in new contract for new employees entering the union. Cash balance system in place now. Management is severly disgruntled and does not support their employees in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper hierarchy should focus on accountability of their lower level management. Con Ed promotes all the wrong people into their lower and mid level ranks. There is no great communicators and positive motivators at all through the management ranks. No one cares enough to make it better for everyone. A lot of older management employees buyinh the next few years before they retire. Might get better in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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