I have been working at The United Illuminating Company full-time (More than 3 years)
If you're looking for a work-life balance - this is your place. You are paid for the time you work and very rarely have to work more than your 8 hour day.
They also offer decent benefits. They also offer "floating holidays" so you basically get three extra days of time off to take as you please. The compensation is also remarkably fair.
Unless you are a part of what I like to call "the good ol' boys club" climbing the corporate ladder is essentially impossible - regardless of how hard you work. Preference is given to those who are friends outside of work with current managers. Often, the idea that providing opportunities to younger employees and training them is shadowed by the jealousy or impotence of those in positions of power. Promotions are generally based solely on your time in the industry rather than your competency and performance. It takes FOREVER to earn additional vacation time.
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at The United Illuminating Company.
The interview screen was very straightforward, no technical questions. Didn't need a face to face interview, was offered the position over the phone and offer letter was sent within a matter of weeks. Very simple and easy process.
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