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Not what it used to be after Merger with NStar

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

I have been working at Northeast Utilities full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

o Biggest utility in New England - looks good to have on resume
o Have/Had smart people but most are leaving due to poor management after merger

Cons

o Low salary compare to market
o New management cold towards employees - again, this is after merger
o Used to be very focus on internal training and education - after merger, it's all about cost cutting
o Company has too many seniors where they no longer feel the need to work hard
o Culture is too old, very closed minded to new ideas

Advice to ManagementAdvice

o Cost cutting is important, but retaining talents is even more important.
o Need to weed out all the dead-weight
o Too many politics and lack of leadership

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

86 Other Employee Reviews for Northeast Utilities (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Good place to work if you like a large company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeast Utilities

    Pros

    Great benefits, great coworkers, great boss, great work assignments, good opportunities for job rotations, low turnover

    Cons

    Large bureaucratic policy structure, difficult to feel ownership and ability to have an impact, slow to react, rigid rules, overhead, administrative tasks, very little crosstraining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate more job sharing/cross training at all levels to increase competencies and assure transitions, embrace more small scale power projects and distributed generation with creative financing and payback instead of taking on large, multiyear projects

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, potential for growth is low for entry level engineers in energy efficiency, but an educating experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeast Utilities as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sheer amount of projects, friendly staff, contacts with vendors and contractors

    Cons

    You can't get converted to full time from a contractor position very easily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire international students for engineering positions!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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