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Con Edison Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Job security with decent starting pay only to increase after 6 month probation period (in 8 reviews)

  • Fantastic job security and work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Sr. Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Work somewhere else..."

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Overall Positive Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Project Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Starting pay, always people there to help.

    Cons

    A lot of work for not enough pay.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Big company, room to move"

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    • 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

    Large company with decent benefits and pay. There are a lot of positions within the company and mobility is easier at the lower ranks.

    Cons

    Some inefficiencies exist with some older departments. Management structure doesn't always make sense. They also rotate executives far too frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a fair equity system of pat based on experience and qualifications. Also, redesign the interview process to be able to showcase intelligence of candidates, not rehearsing abilities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    • 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.

  8. "none"

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    • 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


  9. "Con Ed review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  10. "Awesome!"

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    • 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.


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