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Not the place for a young aspiring individual or a technically savvy veteran.

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA

I worked at NSTAR Electric

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Health Care and 401k packages are good.
     - Their PPO plans are highly subsidized compared to anywhere else in the local area.
     - Matched 401k packages 50% up to ~10-15% of yearly salary.

Fiscally Conservative Company

Its a very stable job. It is very difficult to fired from this company unless it is an ethical issue

Cons

Compensation for employees is not great. You get paid what you get paid. Unfortunately, this has the potential to breed complacency in the workforce.

Most of the technical work is contracted out. Supervisors/Managers become excel sheet managers and production trackers.

There is some history of bad relations between Union and Management and making it difficult for both to come together to work. There can be antagonistic attitudes while there. New employees find may find this dynamic very awkward and will spend a lot of time navigating this issue.

IT infrastructure and server speed could be improved. Network memory is small (circa 2009) making it difficult to share information (ie photos, documents, related media for work)

Fiscally Conservative Company. Most of my time was spent finding the least expensive way of doing things and then seeing if I could make it even less expensive

Advice to Management

Reward technical excellence. Invest more in engineering workforce. Lose the engineering union that is holding you back.

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  1. Great place to work, but very little opportunity if you want to grow.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at NSTAR Electric

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive salary.

    Cons

    No opportunities for laterel or vertical growth.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize nepotism and "friendship" hires and promote based on skill.


  2. A Generally Steady Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology
    Former Employee - Information Technology

    I worked at NSTAR Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The business atmosphere is generally steadier than many other companies, due to its place in the utility industry. As a result, management can take a longer term view of the business and the investments made. Those involved in project work (physicial infrastructure and IT), are more likely to be involved in projects that run to completion, providing a sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    The company culture is careful and deliberate. As a result, sometimes decision-making is slower than some will prefer. In addition, employee turnover in many positions is relatively low, so opportunities to advance can be limited.


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