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Con Edison Reviews

Updated June 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Job security with decent starting pay only to increase after 6 month probation period" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits of Work life balance as it offers 2 days of remote work" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering Aide"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Aide in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Aide in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work and good experience for college students

    Cons

    Boring and repetitive work. Rarely new projects and independent work.


  2. "CSR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison part-time

    Pros

    Excellent work culture. Positive coworkers. Pay and benefits are phenomenal.

    Cons

    There is plenty of opportunity for growth, yet to get out of the call center is like pulling teeth.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more one-on-one time with reps to figure out their career goals and try to steer them on that path.

  3. "Weak management, horrible benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, flexible schedule, short working hours (why nothing ever gets done)

    Cons

    Awful managers all around
    Very unethical (managers get happy to charge company mistakes back to rate payers)
    No ability to be promoted unless you drink the Kool-Aid
    Managers scream, yell at, and degrade employees; directors look the other way because it's easier
    Company is still operating like its 1980
    Most employees are trying to coast to retirement, bring little effort forward
    Lack of intelligent employees

    Advice to Management

    Get better managers, flush the bad ones out, and start rebuilding the culture.


  4. "Corporate Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Affairer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate Affairer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Varied projects allow you to work and meet a lot of different people.

    Cons

    Not the most creative or sophisticated work force

    Advice to Management

    Consider and apply the cultural aspects of a contemporary company to the current dated culture of Con Ed.


  5. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It provided for my family

    Cons

    Advancement is available if crony

    Advice to Management

    After 32 years of dedicated service, I have seen the company go from good to bad. They are fooling the public by saying they are " ON IT". They are not, they have created an atmosphere of cronyism and nepotism for key positions in the company that claims equal opportunity for all. They have put in place managers and general managers in charge of Gas, Electric that are unqualified to make the tough decisions needed in this industry and that is because they lack the knowledge in these very same areas. The positions are dictated by what has become friends of the top industry. These managers in charge depend heavily on first line supervisors with 30 plus years in service to guide them through the storm and return their gratitude by not giving advancement opportunities to the experienced personnel because they are afraid of losing their meal ticket and afraid they will be exposed for the phonies that they are! Listen to me clearly, as the baby boomers that have retired and are about to do so soon, you will see more and more incidents of gas explosions and electrical unpreparedness as you have seen recently during storm events, that's because they have hired unqualified contractors that are trained for a week at the Con Edison learning center and then put in the field, this is a formula for disasters yet to come. The PSC is constantly on their case because of these very same reasons, the NTSB found unqualified fusing of gas pipes by contractors resulting in many deaths in the Park Avenue incident , the current Governor of our state is fed up with Con Edison as are many law makers.


  6. "Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits of Work life balance as it offers 2 days of remote work

    Cons

    No Such corn on this

    Advice to Management

    Make CECONY/ORU/CET job rotation easier and more flexible


  7. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Con Edison full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    low salary and no matter how long you stay, it stays low

    Advice to Management

    benchmark more

  8. "Engineering aide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Greatest company to work

    Cons

    I don't see any cons

    Advice to Management

    Gained may knowledge


  9. "We’re On It"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time

    Pros

    Comparable salaries
    Matching 401k
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Internal Employees are unable to negotiate salary during promotions
    Antiquated cultural norms


  10. "Site Operator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Operator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Site Operator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Salary is good, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Have to wear many hats, not just what is in your job description. Minimal advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Let those below you lead and have the opportunity to shine.


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