Central Hudson Gas and Electric

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It was great, they gave many side benefits such as trips to NYC and six flags

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Current Intern - Distribution Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
Current Intern - Distribution Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY

I have been working at Central Hudson Gas and Electric as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

The work environment is great. People are friendly and willing to support each other

Cons

There is nothing much to do in the city

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  1. Helpful (3)

    at least electricity knows where to flow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I have been working at Central Hudson Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Good salaries for the Hudson Valley
    Good 401k match
    Results oriented organization
    Friendliness and helpfulness of most employees
    It's very hard to get fired
    Very good wages if you're in the Union, lots of overtime
    Becomming more receptive in instituting positive change

    Cons

    Nepotism - Qualified employees and outside applicants are often passed up for friends and family from the outside with no utility background. This hurts the organization.

    Difficult to advance - If you are not liked (those who offer constructive criticism) - face hurdles for advancement.

    Benefits - Healthplan has gotten much wrose in recent years. No pension for recent hires.

    Upper management is completely disconnected from lower management and the Union. Issues and complaints seem to fall on deaf ears especially if your in the Union.

    Communication is poor. Some upper level organizational decisions are based on assumptions rather than facts and constructive input, and results are very counterproductive.

    Culture that has induced laziness and ineptitude in many. Company won't fire these people, and does not recognize the issue.

    Employees are mostly good people, but some in upper management cannot or will not communicate with their employees.

    Some management employees made to work 60 hour weeks while others barely put in 30. In many cases their is a large disparity in the dissemination of work, and bosses don't care.

    Big morale issues in some departments.

    Upper management only cares about the shareholders.

    0-1% salary increases for most management employees in last 2 years. Department heads divide up the salary budget and decide how to distribute it among their management employees - more will just suck up to the boss instead of being productive.

    While many employees have/will work here for their entire career, with no more pension the newer younger talent in management will not hang around for very long. I know of many already looking outside the company.

    Storms are horribly managed

    Advice to Management

    Be open and receptive to employees. Recognize those management employees who are getting the work done and getting results. Plan on developing ways to maintain a workforce of talented individuals, since we can only hope the economy won't be in the toilet forever.

  2. A Good Place to Work

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    Current Contractor - Senior Developer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Contractor - Senior Developer in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I have been working at Central Hudson Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Peaceful Environment. Good amount of work. Good parking facility. Good mix of technology and culture

    Cons

    Higher management into favoring whom they like and displeased with whom they do not like. Power struggle at higher level.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to be detached with every day minute details and focus more on growth rather than playing favorism and internal politics. Higher management too busy to hear voice of employees.

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