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Con Edison Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  • You need to do your time if you want a good schedule or to become full time (in 4 reviews)

  • And then some kid, gets a sherpa and makes upper management in 2 years (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Planning Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison full-time

    Pros

    Stable job, good benefits, good place to stay for a long time

    Cons

    Everyone has been there for at least 30 years, a bit old fashioned


  2. "Senior Communications Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Nice People
    Interesting Company
    Convenient location in Manhattan.

    Cons

    Very corporate culture
    Very conservative upper management
    Very bureaucratic and top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to rank and file more

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Engineer"

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

    I worked at Con Edison (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very large company to rise within and great benefits. I had good experience, exposure, and opportunity for new hires.

    Cons

    Very hard to advance. Need to get really good connection in upper management to advance


  4. "Anonymous"

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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

    Pros

    Good company to work for. A lot of opportunities for progression.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  5. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth , supervisors are pretty understanding

    Cons

    Sometimes the way things are done is backwards and makes assisting customers a little difficult.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time

    Pros

    pay was great and hours where ok

    Cons

    nothing bad i can really say abut this company

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Senior Specialist."

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a secure employer.

    Cons

    GOLD program people and engineers have almost unlimited growth potential. The rest do not. Women and minorities have the advantage leaving non engineering males to limited growth.

    Advice to Management

    Try to develop more than your GOLD associates into higher positions. Try promoting a person over 50 into a 3 band position.

  8. "An outdoor job at first, lots of commuting and driving others around"

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    Former Employee - GOLD Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - GOLD Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    Really good experience, exposure, and opportunity for new hires.

    If you don't like the rain, sun, and snow, this job will not be for you. There will be office position 1-2 years down the line but they definitely put new guys in supervisor roles outdoors to experience what it's like.

    Cons

    Rain, sun, and snow. Not for the sensitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the young culture out there, that a lot of companies are doing this "feel good vibe" among employees now and that's a good thing. Yes, it's a true a job needs to be done. But let's get rid of the ol' tight lips and manchismo of the salt of the earth union workers politics. We get enough of that from, you know, the literal earth we drill into.


  9. "The truth about Con Ed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to earn good money.

    Cons

    Still the good old boys company. A look of clicks and they don't like smart people with degrees that come from the outside. Very cut throat company and has a problem with smart women. No exposure to high levels projects if your smart.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on holding on to good talent, inside and those that come from the outside. Ensure employees want to work there and not feel threatened about their jobs. B a fair management team,


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Crabs in a Bucket"

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    Former Employee - Management Associate
    Former Employee - Management Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security because its noone else wants to deal with the bs you have to here

    Cons

    Nepotism, Micromanagers, Lifers who don't care/think.

    I can't think of anything redeeming here. You can work hard day in and day out and never get promoted. And then some kid, gets a sherpa and makes upper management in 2 years. Nothing makes sense here, union employees yell at management and you cant discipline them.

    Noone cooperates. The racism is insane. There are ethnic cliques. It's high school but worse.

    Advice to Management

    Nuke it from orbit


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