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Con Edison Reviews

Updated April 13, 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. Helpful (2)

    "ConEdision is an excellent place to work!"

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the salary is competitive. The work life balance within the company is comparitive to no other company I know of. Managment is very thoruogh in communications and strive to develop your skills allowing you endless opportunities for advanacement if desired. Hard work and dedication are rewarded and the commrodary amongst employees is evident.

    Cons

    The work can be demanding and there is extreme criticism from media. The public opinion of the company is low but I believe this is based on little knowledge of how the electric utiltiy industry operates. With such a heavy population in the Metro NY area it is difficult an sometimes impossible to distribute the electricity as demanded.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication open and continue to recognize and reward achievements.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Secure job with ample opportunity for growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Employment at Con Edison is very stable.

    Cons

    There are minimal raises and bonuses annually compared to other private sector jobs.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work! Good salary, solid hours, and nice people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Full-time Engineer Trainee in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Full-time Engineer Trainee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really felt I was using my technical skills as an engineer for the public good, for good pay, good pay and good job security. You get a wide exposure to many tasks. Great training program, which allows you to move your career where you want to go. Depending on your supervisor, they really work with you in terms of hours (early bird hours, one day off a week), and depending on your position, you can make a LOT of overtime at 1.5 pay, which is nice in an expensive city like NYC. Many people make a life-time commitment to the company.

    Cons

    I felt the work was not challenging enough sometimes, and was often repetitive. It's a very vertical company, where your position on the totem matters a lot (too much sometimes). It's very old school and things are often "done that way, because they have always been done that way," so you encounter a lot of resistance to change, which as a young professional was frustrating. If you're an international student working there on a student visa, they do not sponsor you.

    Advice to Management

    It's unfortunate that after more than a year working for ConEd, loving the company and doing great work (as stated in one of the most amazing reference letters I have ever received from a former supervisor), there was no mechanism to sponsor an international student who had lived in the United States since I was seven, and it was sad that I felt strung along to the end, when I should have been encouraged to start looking for another company who would have sponsored me. I mention this not because I am currently in a bad situation, I'm doing great, found a great job, but I would not wish this situation on someone else. I suggest you be clear about this from the onset.


  4. "Overall, Great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Con Edison is a great company in my eyes. They have both union workers, and management employees who all work together towards a common goal- providing the customer with steady/reliable service.

    Cons

    For the intern program, I feel that the interns could have been given more responsibilty. A lot was busy data / organizing work.


  5. "Operator Mechanic A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Operator Mechanic A in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operator Mechanic A in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Location. Parking. Compensation. Benefits. A lot of opportunity to learn other positions.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

    Advice to Management

    Too new to offer advice.


  6. "Con Ed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Co-op Meteorologist/Analyst-Aid in Newark, NJ
    Current Intern - Co-op Meteorologist/Analyst-Aid in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work environment
    - Good atmosphere
    - Flexible
    - Opportunity to learn key functions of company

    Cons

    - Limited opportunity to move up as an intern
    - Work can be tedious


  7. "Awesome!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    no cons to state at this time.


  8. "Con Ed review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Baldwin Place, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in Baldwin Place, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary for internship, nice working environment. Management and coworkers were very helpful. I was able to learn how to use Oracle.

    Cons

    Some days there was not much to do


  9. "none"

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

    Pros

    good place to work now

    Cons

    none at this time to mention


  10. 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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