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Con Edison Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Job security with decent starting pay only to increase after 6 month probation period (in 8 reviews)

  • Fantastic job security and work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst Aide"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Analyst Aide in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Intern - Analyst Aide in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Male-dominated environment, lots of sexual harassment in some environments.


  2. "Anonymous"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

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

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. "It's good and steady"

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    • 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


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Sr. Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project Specialist"

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

    Pros

    Many varied opportunities for advancement or movement within a huge utility company

    Cons

    Expect managers to be available virtually all the time and work in excess of the normal workday without expectation of overtime. Overtime paid at straight time rate for management personnel.
    Limited time off!

    Advice to Management

    Expand the benefits package - particularly time off.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training, ability to change jobs every 2 years

    Cons

    Working with the union can be difficult, but is necessary to make higher pay


  7. Helpful (4)

    "It is good, meaningful work with unique challenges, but could be more inclusive of experienced hires."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Contrasted with other career choices, this is great for indivdiuals that need to stay close to home. The entire business is contained within driving distance. For those aspiring to drive change and improvement in a business, there is plenty of opportunity if you're able to persist and overcome resistance. Individuals love to talk about their jobs and share technical information. Although the benefit program has changed leaving some of the long-term employees upset, it is a terrific benefits package; people who have worked elsewhere truly appreciate it.

    Cons

    Most employees including management are lifers and those are the ones receiving opportunities and rewards. It is a struggle to find any manager, director or VP promoted to the next level who has been with the company less than 10 years. External hires should be sure to get hired into the position they want because they will be there for a long time. Similarly, ideas from external hires are often disregarded, not rudely or overtly, merely ignored.

    Advice to Management

    When promoting or staffing for new opportunities, consider whether selections may be biased by longevity. When benchmarking, include non-utilities, especially for non-utility functions. As more competitive threats are evovling in the marketplace, being the best utility may not be good enough.

  8. "Great!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, very challenging and surrounded by great professionals.

    Cons

    I can't think of some at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay


  9. "Working as a contractor, maintaining database, testing and debugging reliability evaluation/optimization software."

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    Current Contractor - Contractor in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Establish good relationships with many professional and senior engineers. The work environment is nice and comfortable.

    Cons

    The innovation is not so much required. Young people seeking exiting work experience maybe feel somehow unsatisfied.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very Long-lived NYC Firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's an extremely stable company

    Cons

    You have to deal with the Hierarchy


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