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Con Edison Reviews

Updated December 6, 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 (1)

    "Very Long-lived NYC Firm"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's an extremely stable company

    Cons

    You have to deal with the Hierarchy


  2. "Great!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, very challenging and surrounded by great professionals.

    Cons

    I can't think of some at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay

  3. Helpful (1)

    "System Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Able to interact freely with both in-house clients company wide as well as technical savvy professionals. Creativity is welcome. Variety

    Cons

    Communication upward is a challenge, yet doable.

    Advice to Management

    Open lines of communication to listen to mid-level managers and support them not only if they are field supervisors. Higher levels of engagement can be achieved from back-office employees by providing them growth opportunities ( technical ad managerial)


  4. Helpful (4)

    "It is good, meaningful work with unique challenges, but could be more inclusive of experienced hires."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Contrasted with other career choices, this is great for indivdiuals that need to stay close to home. The entire business is contained within driving distance. For those aspiring to drive change and improvement in a business, there is plenty of opportunity if you're able to persist and overcome resistance. Individuals love to talk about their jobs and share technical information. Although the benefit program has changed leaving some of the long-term employees upset, it is a terrific benefits package; people who have worked elsewhere truly appreciate it.

    Cons

    Most employees including management are lifers and those are the ones receiving opportunities and rewards. It is a struggle to find any manager, director or VP promoted to the next level who has been with the company less than 10 years. External hires should be sure to get hired into the position they want because they will be there for a long time. Similarly, ideas from external hires are often disregarded, not rudely or overtly, merely ignored.

    Advice to Management

    When promoting or staffing for new opportunities, consider whether selections may be biased by longevity. When benchmarking, include non-utilities, especially for non-utility functions. As more competitive threats are evovling in the marketplace, being the best utility may not be good enough.


  5. "Excellent opportunity and great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and team oriented

    Cons

    None specific cons at this position


  6. "Great old values, big old problems"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Job Security, Some departments are better than others. Some departments have faster career tracks than others.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, Not the best learning environment. Great people with good ideas but nobody executives on ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a better learning environment. Seek to interact with more nimble organizations.


  7. "Engineering Aide Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Specialist"

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


  10. "Overall Positive Experience"

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


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