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Con Edison Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Job security with decent starting pay only to increase after 6 month probation period (in 9 reviews)

  • Great company with great benefits (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    • 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


  2. "Anonymous"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time

    Pros

    pay was great and hours where ok

    Cons

    nothing bad i can really say abut this company

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Senior Specialist."

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    • 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.


  5. "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


  6. "Engineering Aide (Co-op)"

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    • 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.


  7. "Engineering Aide"

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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Great Culture, Job Security, lots of opportunities within the firm. Will achieve recognition for hard work

    Cons

    Personal development growth is limited. Don't expect to gain a lot of exposure especially if you plan to move on to another industry/firm

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good Job


  9. Helpful (2)

    "csr"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "It's good and steady"

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    • 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


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