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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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Distribution Engineer  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
Current Employee - Distribution Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY

I have been working at Central Hudson Gas and Electric as an intern for 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    at least electricity knows where to flow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Central Hudson Gas and Electric as an intern

    Pros

    Well Organized and Managed Organization. Engineering Department is particularly, well structured and the work community is very friendly. Internship Program is incredible, and the work provided is challenging and meant to bring the best out of their employees. Would highly recommend.

    Cons

    The company is a relatively small utilities corporation, so the projects are not the biggest and best in the industry.

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