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Con Edison Reviews

Updated May 9, 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. "Review"

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    • 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


  2. "Senior Specialist."

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    • 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.

  3. "Salary"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Con Edison as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Not a fun work ennvironment


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good company slow decision"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time

    Pros

    Good company to start of with. Great people to learn from. Steady pay check. No layoffs very few people fired. Benefits at par with other companies.

    Cons

    There is a General level of discontent among employees of why few people in the company receive special treatment. There is red tape on decisions with minimal appetite for risk.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce red tape, promote calculated risk taking, don't be too dependent on policies , encourage everyone not just the few chosen ones.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Big company, room to move"

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

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time

    Pros

    Large company with decent benefits and pay. There are a lot of positions within the company and mobility is easier at the lower ranks.

    Cons

    Some inefficiencies exist with some older departments. Management structure doesn't always make sense. They also rotate executives far too frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a fair equity system of pat based on experience and qualifications. Also, redesign the interview process to be able to showcase intelligence of candidates, not rehearsing abilities.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits.

    Cons

    Part-time. Full-time status can take up to 3 years.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Management Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Learning opportunity and meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Can be thrown anywhere in the company and have high expectations

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Slow moving, but enhoyable company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic job security and work life balance

    Cons

    Can be very bureacratic and inefficient


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

    Pros

    Decent pay. Raises. Union job

    Cons

    Stressful, senority is everything. You need to do your time if you want a good schedule or to become full time


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A very stable dinosaur"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stability is number one here. It's a steady job that, at least in my department, allows for a personal life. I have plenty of time off. They compensate well and there are some great benefits (matching 401(k), company stock purchase program, pension (it's not the same but it's still a pension). I work with some great people. There's nothing cut-throat about it.

    Cons

    Beaucracy. There are endless policies and procedures.

    Depending on who you work for, there is sometimes a lack of trust in employees. The idea that I'm not working unless I'm stuck in my chair for 9-10 hours a day is archaic.

    Change is almost impossible because the culture is very old-fashioned with an almost military attitude in it's operations.

    The motto should be changed from "ON IT" to "IT IS WHAT IT IS". People sometimes seem to go along to get along. Management tends to do whatever upper management wants because they are afraid to stand up to them...perhaps because some of them are exhibit sociopathic behaviors.

    Promotions are heavy with cronyism/nepotism. Compensation is not always balanced (underperformers getting the same or better compensation). The Company doesn't utilize it's talent. The candidates are pre-selected in many instances but the HR policies let management get away with it. For every career development position, they step on someone else's career. Promoting people who are not qualified are resented by the people who are qualified.

    Advice to Management

    The HR department needs a rehaul. Promote talented people into positions that are a good fit for them. Level the playing field...it's common knowledge that the interview process is a joke. Stop sweeping problems under the giant corporate rug. Question what assurances the Ombudsman, the Law Department (Business Ethics and Compliance), and Auditing are really providing. Bring Deirdre Daly back.


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