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Con Edison of New York New York City Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Con Edison of New York President & CEO John McAvoy
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  • Work life balance could be better (in 13 reviews)

  • The union employees get a guaranteed 3% annual salary increase while the management employees can get 0% (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome work culture and great benefits

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


  2. "What to expect"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay. Culture is slowly changing for the better, previously there was a lot of nepotism.

    Cons

    As in all corporations politics can hinder your career advancement. Union shop so that can breed babies.

  3. "Keeping New York Metro Area Energy Safe and Reliable!"

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    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 of New York full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Behind the scenes NYC energy and operations dream come true

    Cons

    Challenging customer base and hard to convince long time subject matter experts to progress with newer technologies

    Advice to Management

    Rely on technical leadership skills in some manner to develop others


  4. "Male domination ..EEO laws are bull"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Con Edison of New York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are very helpful. We looked out for each other and helped each other make it through the day.

    Cons

    Veterans take advantage of new female workers. You get sexually harassed and little sligh comments are made and when you bring it to the appropriate party they sweep it under the rug. Especially if the person you are reporting is about to retire. They will never mess up their time for a new employee with only 4 years in


  5. "Construction management"

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    Current Employee - Construction Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Construction Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady pay, low risk of termination

    Cons

    Union! Usual union guy with ovet time will make 20 to 30 % more than their manager two bands higher . Don't take me wrong im all abut high pay for rhe union but level of professionalism , educatuon and maners of these people is worst than homeless . As a manager you have no controll over union , to the point they will laugh at you if you ask them to do something while they binge watch their shows on YouTube during work hours - for months at a time .

    One of the subs sold me a coned joke that took me few minutes to understand and then laugh a sad laugh:

    Q:What is blue and white and sleeps 6?
    A: coned union truck .
    Btw it is very true , that if you knock on coned truck you will most likely wake up somebody.

     On other hand as a manager you have to cofess from every hour , to the point single deadline miss will show up as a fail on your review.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of 70s work ethic mentality , its been 50 years of evolution and you have stagnated, your approach is wrong, do company a favor and retire after 30 years not after 50 of service on average .

     You have to change union habits ahd hold them accountable for their performance . It is discuraging to be a manager when your first line site guy highschool drop off makes more than general manager. All this makes a culture of laziness, acusation , retaliation etc i can go for days with these . Your deparment is the least diverse and it promotes racism and Trump like values .Additionally, please take controll of your goodall boys , your comany is rotten from within -just got another corporate communication on $4m employee fraud .

    As just voted on departnent meeting 50% of total central construction management don't feel valuable or would recommend ther jobs to a friend .

    This can be an amazing company , but you will drive it to rubble , makes me sad .


  6. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Salary and benefits

    Cons

    Tough to get promoted internally


  7. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison of New York part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable Job
    Potential to Earn Overtime
    Medical/Dental Insurance
    New positions open up in the company almost daily

    Cons

    Stressful work environment
    Stifling Bureaucracy
    Activities are micromanaged

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package for current employees. Flexible work schedule if you're in an office position. Job stability. Opportunity to work on the cutting edge of the energy industry.

    Cons

    Appears the company is trying to do away with the pension program. There aren't many bad things about working here, you have to make it work for you. If you expect things to be handed to you, this is not the place for you to be.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to lower level managers, they are your eyes and ears!


  9. "clereck"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clerk in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, friendly people

    Cons

    can get fires at anytime


  10. "Assistant Substation Operator"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training experience for career opportunities

    Cons

    Upper management pays no mind to union workers who do the work under extreme work conditons

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


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