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Updated January 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Job security with decent starting pay only to increase after 6 month probation period (in 9 reviews)

  • Healthcare, good pay considering how intense the stress can be (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "learning about legal aspects of safety and reliability of the company"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    make a lot of great connections with other employees and learn from senior employees about the company and how things work

    Cons

    no room for advancement seems to be a lot of favoritism and bullying going on daily by coworkers and they ignore complaints by employees regarding bullying by coworkers on daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is only working for certain favorite employees regardless too much political games.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Nepotism and Cronyism Rampant"

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    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent place to learn about new technology.

    Cons

    Very few new employees stay with the company for any extended period of time. Managers and supervisors have made rank by who they know not what they know. Basically, most management/supervisory staff have been with the company for many years and are very territorial and concerned only with nurturing the careers of staff members within their inner circle. If you are within their inner circle expect GREAT performance reviews and pay raises year in and year out regardless of their true on the job performance. And expect mediocre (at best) performance reviews and pay raises if you are not within their inner circle. This culture/mindset was cited internally by the company which to it's credit recognizes the rampant nepotism and cronyism that abounds...Unfortunately, despite the company's best efforts to promote fairness and opportunity to advance for all in the workplace, managers and supervisors find ways to portray staff not within their inner circle as being under performing slackers, which leads to mistrust and staff concerned only with self preservation. Inhibiting new ideas and thinking outside the box. It's unhealthy for staff subjected to this and it's unhealthy for a company desperately seeking to extracate itself from the grasp of rampant nepotism and cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    Only through retirement of long term employees will the company begin to realize a work force that genuinely cares about the company, promotes free thinking and provides fairness and opportunity for all staff members.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you have no education and the persistence of a mule and don't mind taking crap from management who also have no education and the persistence of a mule.

    Cons

    Management isn't very intelligent, rampant nepotism, people who think they are superior humans because of the rampant nepotism, everything is timed (LITERALLY everything even bathroom breaks), smart educated folks most likely won't stay very long.


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valhalla, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valhalla, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Limited favorable things to say.

    Cons

    People are extremely clickish and immature.

    Advice to Management

    Don't follow the heard mentality. Base decisions on facts and not hearsay.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Work somewhere else..."

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    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "csr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    getting your foot in the door

    Cons

    too much micro managing going on


  7. "westchester operations mid westchester service center"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Elmsford, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in Elmsford, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay employees worth every dollar of it

    Cons

    westchester why are all the new people getting out of tek service,ssm ,i&a

    Advice to Management

    treat the employees better and they might stay

  8. Helpful (2)

    "garbage dump"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the salary and benefits are good

    Cons

    where should I begin? place is run by rats and backstabbers who got their promotions through unethical behavior or they knew/inherited their positions. hard workers get used by the above filth I just mentioned

    Advice to Management

    stop rewarding rats and backstabbers and look at the honest hard workers


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sexism and racism"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic A
    Current Employee - Mechanic A
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good way to get college paid with their tuition assistance program

    Cons

    Blatant racism and the service centers don't accommodate the women employed for example very limited bathrooms and sexual harassment is a problem

    Advice to Management

    Learn from mistake not cover up with different language. After the last harassment case you started saying "women and men" speech don't lead a company to change actions are required. After the lawsuit in the 80s were blacks were discriminated against the company didn't learn eitger


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stable company but not very progressive."

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    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a stable company, even through the current financial crisis the company manages to turn a profit. In no other company will you have such job safety and there are decent benefits. Good place to land a career if you don't have a degree and don't plan on getting one.

    Cons

    The culture is very backwards, most likely because of the union vs management mindset. It is very resistance to change and mired with a heavy bureaucracy.

    There is a saying in company,

    There is a right way,
    there is a wrong way
    and then there is the Coned way.

    And good luck trying to change that.

    Management lacks soft skills in dealing with union workers. Try taking a few days off for a family medical emergency and you will be stonewalled by supervisors on policy and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    I don't lay all responsibility at your feet, the union is also to blame not changing with the times. But ask yourself this, if Conedison was in a more competitive market would it be able to survive?


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