Con Edison

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

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Working for Con_Ed was a great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Safety Inspector in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Electrical Safety Inspector in New York, NY

    I worked at Con Edison as a contractor (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Webmaster in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Webmaster in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you're looking for a job where you can skate by, this is it.

    Cons

    People get promoted and placed in positions based on politics and not merit. It's very cliquey and if you aren't in the clique, you will not get anywhere. No structure. Favoritism is rampant. There was poor leadership and even worse managers that are simply waiting to retire and are no longer invested in their positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people who care enough about their jobs to change what isn't currently working. Don't just promote the clique and instead promote based on skills and merit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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