Northeast Utilities

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1 person found this helpful  

Try another utility or energy company; Not here.

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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 Northeast Utilities full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Nothing positive really.
Initial pay for the area (central CT) may be OK, but lack of opportunity, advancement and raises hurts.
Due to poor economy, not many people are leaving currently but there is much talk about jumping ship when things pick up.
Fortunately, NU is a monopoly so they won't go bankrupt, however, there are many larger firms looking to take over NU and terminating all non-union (management) employees.

Cons

Poor "not invented here" management; any change or improvement is unwelcome.
Company has history of layoffs every 5 year or so; people live in fear, as word is passed down to newer employees; always the threat of mergers, which has been going on for nearly 20 years (e.g. Con Edison takeover, etc).
Much of the Company headquarters building is like something out of the 1930s or WWII. Old, dirty, obsolete and broken down.
Favortism abounds.
Promotions and raises are rare.
VERY arrogant managment says "don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out".
Even mid-level management is old. May have been here for 30 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management won't be reading this because it's arrogant and doesn't give a darn.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    used to be a good place to work, not since April 2012 merger

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    Former Employee - Internal Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Internal Consultant in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Northeast Utilities full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    = formerly a 'family atmosphere'

    Cons

    - new goal is to cut costs, no regard for customers or employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - the state regulators are not happy and CT State Senate is opening an investigation reagrding misrepresentation of merger conditions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    summer accounting internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Tax Intern in Berlin, CT
    Former Employee - Property Tax Intern in Berlin, CT

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

    Pros

    -learn from the best
    -given a lot of responsibility within the 12-week period
    -good pay for an intern and they set you up with a 401k
    -I've heard that many of the interns are offered full-time upon graduation

    Cons

    -male-dominated environment
    -interns can be clicky

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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