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It is good, meaningful work with unique challenges, but could be more inclusive of experienced hires.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Con Edison full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Contrasted with other career choices, this is great for indivdiuals that need to stay close to home. The entire business is contained within driving distance. For those aspiring to drive change and improvement in a business, there is plenty of opportunity if you're able to persist and overcome resistance. Individuals love to talk about their jobs and share technical information. Although the benefit program has changed leaving some of the long-term employees upset, it is a terrific benefits package; people who have worked elsewhere truly appreciate it.

Cons

Most employees including management are lifers and those are the ones receiving opportunities and rewards. It is a struggle to find any manager, director or VP promoted to the next level who has been with the company less than 10 years. External hires should be sure to get hired into the position they want because they will be there for a long time. Similarly, ideas from external hires are often disregarded, not rudely or overtly, merely ignored.

Advice to Management

When promoting or staffing for new opportunities, consider whether selections may be biased by longevity. When benchmarking, include non-utilities, especially for non-utility functions. As more competitive threats are evovling in the marketplace, being the best utility may not be good enough.

Other Employee Reviews for Con Edison

  1. Working for Con_Ed was a great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Electrical Safety Inspector in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Electrical Safety Inspector in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a great team of Supervisors and technical advisors there.

    Cons

    The 12 hour days, 7 days a week was killer.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to communicate with Each of you workers under your care, including the 'vendors' aka consultants as I was left in a location fore 22 hours (Someone forgot to tell the shift manager I was out there)


  2. System Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Able to interact freely with both in-house clients company wide as well as technical savvy professionals. Creativity is welcome. Variety

    Cons

    Communication upward is a challenge, yet doable.

    Advice to Management

    Open lines of communication to listen to mid-level managers and support them not only if they are field supervisors. Higher levels of engagement can be achieved from back-office employees by providing them growth opportunities ( technical ad managerial)


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