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Con Edison Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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  1. "Engineering Aide (Co-op)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Co-op Engineering Aide in Putnam Valley, NY
    Current Intern - Co-op Engineering Aide in Putnam Valley, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Work Environment
    Hard-working friendly staff
    flexible hours
    Inspiring attitude and company moral

    Cons

    Location isn't ideal, leading to a tough commute
    Communication can sometimes be a bit challenging amount supervisors and interns
    Computer and desk managment

    Advice to Management

    A bit more communication with employees on certain projects would be very helpful especially for internships that are still finding difficulties with their position.


  2. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. "Senior Specialist."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Engineering Aide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineering Aide in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Intern - Engineering Aide in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Con Edison as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have a great experience in learning and getting your foot in the door with in the engineering field. There's also a lot of connections within the company so say after you finish your internship and you want to work full-time, it is not that hard to if you don't mind moving to a different location. The salary rate is much better than most companies. Regardless if you are working in the office or the field, you will gain something from it that you may not have done before and it definitely adds to your experience on your resume. They also have great programs after college where you can join them on the management path or the union worker path.

    Cons

    Depending on locations, the work environment can vary a lot. Some of the locations are much more relaxed while others are much more serious. This makes the more serious ones feel slightly more intimidating if you start off in one of those areas.

    Advice to Management

    There are three ways to get to management, one is if you're already a union employee and go through the TEAM program to become a supervisor/manager. Then there's the GOLD program which is for recently college graduates and then there's the applying from outside into supervisor position.


  6. "It's good and steady"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator Mechanic A in Holbrook, NY
    Current Employee - Operator Mechanic A in Holbrook, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GOOD PAY AND HOURS, UNION

    Cons

    Health care could be better


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - B Mechanic in New York, NY
    Current Employee - B Mechanic in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security with decent starting pay only to increase after 6 month probation period. 401k and stock options

    Cons

    Medical benefits are continuing to increase..and some employees have since of entitlement which can disrupt positivity and group morale

    Advice to Management

    Always remember where you came from


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Sr. Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to change jobs. I have had several different career paths here. It's good to know that your work contributes to the health of New York City.

    Cons

    Company needs to focus more on personal achievement.. Too much setting on mediocrity. Too bureaucratic. Turns off high achievers.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by actions not slogans.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Work somewhere else..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical, Dental, 401k, no sick time,

    Cons

    No tuition reimbursement, no stock plan, terrible work hours, unorganized department, Incompetent management

    Advice to Management

    Employees are disengaged and retention is low due to hiring measures. Paying people for 25 hours in nyc is unrealistic. Hire more people for full time instead of hiring a number of part timers.Everyone gets 40 hours a week during training for 15 weeks. After you are dropped to 25 hours a week at the latest shift 430-11pm. In order to get full time a position has to be open and that goes based on seniority. Sometimes you can be part time friends or 3 years before getting a full time offer. Plus, to apply for another position the process is a hassle. You have get approval from a person two levels hire like a Sr. specialist if you've been with the company less than two years. For union jobs, your only allowed to apply for up to 2 a year. Policies like that is a why employee engagement and retention is so terrible. Also. The company has terrible work/life balance. No sick time because they do everything through fmla but to be eligible you must have worked at least 1250 hours which is difficult to reach when your hours are so minimal. Managers are unhelpful and are more preoccupied with entertaining each other than helping you. They are more concerned with their own personal problems and think the answer to every question is on the company intranet. In all honesty it is really not a pleasant place to work. Company is very unwilling to bend especially if you have kids. Expect to have no social or home life having this job.


  10. "CO-OP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Volunteer in Astoria, NY
    Current Intern - Volunteer in Astoria, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing internship, great people to work with. Love the office setting.

    Cons

    There isn't anything bad to say about the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Inspector in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, pension, opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Salary ( starting) no more pensions for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back pensions at contract or you will lose allot of talent after training.


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