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Con Edison Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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  1. "An outdoor job at first, lots of commuting and driving others around"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GOLD Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - GOLD Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    Really good experience, exposure, and opportunity for new hires.

    If you don't like the rain, sun, and snow, this job will not be for you. There will be office position 1-2 years down the line but they definitely put new guys in supervisor roles outdoors to experience what it's like.

    Cons

    Rain, sun, and snow. Not for the sensitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the young culture out there, that a lot of companies are doing this "feel good vibe" among employees now and that's a good thing. Yes, it's a true a job needs to be done. But let's get rid of the ol' tight lips and manchismo of the salt of the earth union workers politics. We get enough of that from, you know, the literal earth we drill into.


  2. "Really nice job"

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    Former Intern - Analyst Aide in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Analyst Aide in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I was just there for the summer. It's a really nice place.

    Cons

    None. There is nothing to complain about.


  3. "It's good and steady"

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    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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  5. "Great Summer Job"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison as an intern

    Pros

    I worked as an Analyst Aide Temporary (summer intern) at Con Edison for two years. I was able to get hands-on experience in the business world and was treated like a real employee (as opposed to simply making copies or filing papers). I also had a fairly wide range of capabilities in the company.

    Cons

    There were lulls in workload. Some weeks I would be extremely busy whereas others I would be very bored. Depending on the department, the intern program was either super organized or fairly chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure managers know exactly how to utilize interns and Coops. We are a great resource as long as we know what our responsibilities and capabilities are.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Sr. Specialist"

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    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.


  7. "Overall Positive Experience"

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    Former Employee - Public Affairs Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great employees. Has shown a real commitment to advancing women to upper management roles.

    Cons

    Union involvement makes it easy to get away with a lot, and hard to compensate people for hard work. Extremely hard organization to make change. Very little focus on poor managers who continue to drive away employees.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to adapt to changing environment, push managers to focus on employees, or you'll continue to lose young talent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Specialist"

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    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.


  9. 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


  10. "Con Edison Review"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Con Edison as an intern

    Pros

    Great place for engineers to begin their career. Lots of hands on work and technical experience. The gold program is also a great entry right out of college.

    Cons

    The downsides are it's a large organization and it's a bit bureaucratic. It can be difficult to move up the ladder and get promotions. Also, those moving up from within are not always as well paid as those coming in from the outside.


  11. "Engineering Aide Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Aide in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Aide in New York, NY

    Pros

    Relaxed, laid back culture where there's not a lot of stress. Everyone is friendly and you almost always feel welcome

    Cons

    Kind of slow, and you don't always feel like you're getting a lot done. A lot of the technology is behind on the times.

    Advice to Management

    Look to hire more ambitious people.



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