The United Illuminating Company

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Good money good people, but interns do monotonous work. No smoking on company property (not even in your car).

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Former Employee - Intern in Orange, CT
Former Employee - Intern in Orange, CT

I worked at The United Illuminating Company as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Field work is a nice break
Management is supportive
Internship comes with a $2500 scholarship

Cons

IT staff slow to respond to calls / tickets
Facebook and Twitter (and every proxy site known to man) are blocked really well
No smoking on company property (not even in your car) so you have to walk a quarter mile to smoke a butt

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Total overhaul in IT needed

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The United Illuminating Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    -still somewhat stable employment compared to most companies
    -benefits are better than most
    - small enough where you can make a difference
    - telecommuting available if mgr allows

    Cons

    - nightmare place to work post gas company merger
    - no upward advancement. Managers hold on tight and won't let their employees advance to other opportunities
    - outsourcing in IT (there are incompetent Wipro resources all over the place)
    - the company culture is to take action without any long-term planning
    - the review process is a joke. If you don't agree you still have to sign off to get bonus
    - aforementioned bonus process makes long-term planning difficult. Everyone just concentrates on yearly goals with no thought to how it will affect co in future
    - there are single points of dependencies everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cancel contract with Wipro ASAP. Stop hiring castoffs from PB
    Rework HR. upward mobility in company is horrendous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Can be an awesome place to work- if you're in the right department; or it can be a real nightmare

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Analyst in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Analyst in New Haven, CT

    I worked at The United Illuminating Company

    Pros

    In the right department, you will be challenged and rewarded

    Cons

    if you are in the wrong department you are treated like a child and even if you are a professional, salaried employee treated as though you are an hourly worker at mcdonalds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

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