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Stable company but not very progressive.

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

I have been working at Con Edison

Pros

It's a stable company, even through the current financial crisis the company manages to turn a profit. In no other company will you have such job safety and there are decent benefits. Good place to land a career if you don't have a degree and don't plan on getting one.

Cons

The culture is very backwards, most likely because of the union vs management mindset. It is very resistance to change and mired with a heavy bureaucracy.

There is a saying in company,

There is a right way,
there is a wrong way
and then there is the Coned way.

And good luck trying to change that.

Management lacks soft skills in dealing with union workers. Try taking a few days off for a family medical emergency and you will be stonewalled by supervisors on policy and procedures.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I don't lay all responsibility at your feet, the union is also to blame not changing with the times. But ask yourself this, if Conedison was in a more competitive market would it be able to survive?

Doesn't Recommend
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  1.  

    ConEdision is an excellent place to work!

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

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the salary is competitive. The work life balance within the company is comparitive to no other company I know of. Managment is very thoruogh in communications and strive to develop your skills allowing you endless opportunities for advanacement if desired. Hard work and dedication are rewarded and the commrodary amongst employees is evident.

    Cons

    The work can be demanding and there is extreme criticism from media. The public opinion of the company is low but I believe this is based on little knowledge of how the electric utiltiy industry operates. With such a heavy population in the Metro NY area it is difficult an sometimes impossible to distribute the electricity as demanded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication open and continue to recognize and reward achievements.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The best in the industry, but you better get use to the culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operating Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operating Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    The pay is fair for the industry, but living costs are high in New York. If you like underground electric distribution, there's no where else in the world where you'll learn more. You get to help run the city and it's very satisfying after a hard days work.

    Cons

    Very structured and bureaucratically run. Sometimes, nepotism is rampant. The time requirments at the job can be very straining on your personal life, if you work in an operations department especially during certain periods of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is good when it comes to modernization and safety. But too much change all at once just turns people away from it in large groups and can be counter productive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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