Con Edison

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It pays the bills !

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

This is a steady secure job that's it !

Cons

Way too much favoritism and nepotism ! Unless you know somebody or are extremely lucky you will never advance here. No work life balance ! Management stuck in the 1960's

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop placing people in positions that have no business being there

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    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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