The United Illuminating Company

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Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Senior Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The United Illuminating Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work environment
    team work
    career growth

    Cons

    1 3 4 5 6

    Advice to Management

    good


  2. Could be a good company but stuck in 1959

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The United Illuminating Company

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good benefits which include a 401k match and an array of health plans to choose from.

    Cons

    Management is not flexible, no option to work flex time or telecommute even on occasion. Management doesn't believe in change and doesn't empower employees. They are more concerned about one sitting at their desk versus actual contribution.

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees and let people bring best practices to the table versus doing things just to do them.


  3. Good working environment.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, CT

    I have been working at The United Illuminating Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helpful colleagues, good health benifits and 401K.

    Cons

    Utility company, one may not find the work interesting and dynamic. Salary and increments may not be encouraging.


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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Total overhaul in IT needed


  7. 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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    Former Employee - Analyst in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Analyst in New Haven, CT

    I worked at The United Illuminating Company

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    n/a


  8. Changing rapidly

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is changing rapidly. A number of employees are nearing retirement so there will be a lot of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Depending on where you work, your experience with the company will vary greatly.


  9. great benefits; poor prospects

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The United Illuminating Company

    Pros

    Stable job; great benefits, ie, pension plan for those hire pre2006(?); ability to move laterally to different areas, so you can learn more about the business.

    Cons

    Rife with nepotism; promotions depends on how well you're liked, not at all on what you know; this causes low morale among some, myself included.



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