Con Edison of New York

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Con Edison of New York Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
103 Reviews
3.7
103 Reviews
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Con Edison of New York President & CEO John McAvoy
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Offers great work life balance and is not too stressful (in 7 reviews)

  • opportunity to grow , job security (in 8 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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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    Consolidated Edison Company of New York

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

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

  3.  

    very good experience

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    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    you got the name and experience

    Cons

    there are too much politique

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5.  

    Almost Impossible to advance from analyst to manager

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

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable company, not a threat to be taken over.

    Cons

    A lot of dead wood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meritocracy would be a welcome change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly people , and a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Routine work so not challenging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of top-down communication kills moral.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    In 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York part-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you dot your i's and cross your t's on everything you write.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very enjoyable and interesting

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Every day was a new and different experience

    Cons

    Not too much chance of advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more meployees the opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Open office not good !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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