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Good company- good experience

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at NSTAR Electric

Pros

benefits good- culture laid back

Cons

new location- enjoyed working in the city better than the burbs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

promote from within

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    I enjoyed working there. I would have stayed if I had the chance to.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA

    I worked at NSTAR Electric full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. I miss my former colleagues.

    Cons

    If you leave this industry, as many of us had to without our choosing... you'll learn quickly that there aren't many other utilities to choose from. Its a detriment to you that you'll have knowledge of a very specialized industry.
    Also to note. You will be assigned a storm assignment during severe storms. We were not paid for the additional hours worked. And they were long shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's disappointing that so many people and departments were let go after NSTAR was acquired by Northeast Utilities. Cuts were made widely without considering the benefit of holding on to staff who have the knowledge of the industry and the company. I would like to see them bring back former NSTAR employees rather than hire in new people and training them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Terrible company. I regret everyday I've been here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Westwood, MA

    I have been working at NSTAR Electric full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable job, ridiculous pay for what you do, good benefits.

    Vacation time after 6 mo

    Real union

    Cons

    Management is terrible.

    No one cares

    No one calls you back

    Hostile environment.

    You get down on yourself for being so unmotivated but its really the environment

    Long time employees generally careless gossipy people. Unhelpful. Keep busy till Friday.

    People on the outside who deal with NStar are always pissed because everyone is such a bum, avoid jobs in customer care. Run, run if you still can.

    If you try to explain anything to a manager they will just say no its simple and cut you off, and then maybe make fun of the quirks of the way you speak.

    General attitude of company is that it doesn't care, wants to penny pinch it's way to glory.

    You will usually have 12 hours of work for every 8 hour day, and people will wonder why it isn't all done. Even in the union.

    You will often be doing favors for people.

    Uses ancient technology.

    Have never even seen upper management in the building.

    A lot of people are untrained so you will find yourself explaining their job to them. Ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually sit down and consider your employees. Running it like a grammar school is doing you no favors. Use incentives.

    Update technology.

    Hire enough people for work loads.

    Be visible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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