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Good place to work, but highly bureaucratic and slow to change

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

I have been working at Con Edison of New York

Pros

Competitive compensation and opportunities for advancement. Because Con Ed is a monopoly (for all intents and purposes) if you are even marginally competent, you will have a job for as long as you wish!

Cons

Life at Con Ed is a double-edged sword; you will have no problem staying employed and fairly well compensated, but if you are looking for a dynamic environment where new ideas are embraced, you might want to look elsewhere

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As an employee and - more importantly - as a shareholder, please cut the waste! The only reason Con Ed is able to maintain a decent stock price and pay a consistent dividend is they are the only game in town. If the marketplace for utilities was even remotely competitive, we would have been out of business long ago.

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Other Reviews for Con Edison of New York

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable job,low pay,little room for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    No Layoff,stable job
    Good benefits
    Normal hours

    Cons

    Pay sub par
    supervisors are often blue collar types who found thei rway into IT and are generally useless
    Very political
    can take many years to move up the ranks,little room for growth becasue of lack of layoffs
    Looks bad on your resume...large banks may not even deal with you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review policy of hiring Supervisors and level mgt w/o any IT background...terrible situation

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a decent place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent and employees stay many years. Can have a good work/life balance. Good people. Often opportunities to move around. Some excellent managers. Try to enforce an ethical culture.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, union environment with strong sense of entitlement among many employees. If your boss doesn't like you, can make it difficult to move laterally or get a promotion, regardless of review ratings. Poor performers with connections or other qualities are not demoted, and there are many supervisors/managers who should not be in their positions. Mediocre performance is rewarded if you know how to manage up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at management to see how it compares with companies outside. Offer better incentives for those who are good and competitive.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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