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Con Edison Reviews

Updated May 9, 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. "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


  2. "Awesome!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  3. "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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits.

    Cons

    Part-time. Full-time status can take up to 3 years.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Learning opportunity and meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Can be thrown anywhere in the company and have high expectations


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

    Pros

    Decent pay. Raises. Union job

    Cons

    Stressful, senority is everything. You need to do your time if you want a good schedule or to become full time


  8. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A very stable dinosaur"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability is number one here. It's a steady job that, at least in my department, allows for a personal life. I have plenty of time off. They compensate well and there are some great benefits (matching 401(k), company stock purchase program, pension (it's not the same but it's still a pension). I work with some great people. There's nothing cut-throat about it.

    Cons

    Beaucracy. There are endless policies and procedures.

    Depending on who you work for, there is sometimes a lack of trust in employees. The idea that I'm not working unless I'm stuck in my chair for 9-10 hours a day is archaic.

    Change is almost impossible because the culture is very old-fashioned with an almost military attitude in it's operations.

    The motto should be changed from "ON IT" to "IT IS WHAT IT IS". People sometimes seem to go along to get along. Management tends to do whatever upper management wants because they are afraid to stand up to them...perhaps because some of them are exhibit sociopathic behaviors.

    Promotions are heavy with cronyism/nepotism. Compensation is not always balanced (underperformers getting the same or better compensation). The Company doesn't utilize it's talent. The candidates are pre-selected in many instances but the HR policies let management get away with it. For every career development position, they step on someone else's career. Promoting people who are not qualified are resented by the people who are qualified.

    Advice to Management

    The HR department needs a rehaul. Promote talented people into positions that are a good fit for them. Level the playing field...it's common knowledge that the interview process is a joke. Stop sweeping problems under the giant corporate rug. Question what assurances the Ombudsman, the Law Department (Business Ethics and Compliance), and Auditing are really providing. Bring Deirdre Daly back.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Public Affairs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Webmaster in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Webmaster in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're looking for a job where you can skate by, this is it.

    Cons

    People get promoted and placed in positions based on politics and not merit. It's very cliquey and if you aren't in the clique, you will not get anywhere. No structure. Favoritism is rampant. There was poor leadership and even worse managers that are simply waiting to retire and are no longer invested in their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people who care enough about their jobs to change what isn't currently working. Don't just promote the clique and instead promote based on skills and merit.


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