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Con Edison of New York Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management , no growth opportunity, no advancement for junior employees."

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    Current Employee - Auditor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Auditor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, Government sponsored monopoly, and good for lazy people

    Cons

    No proper guidance, many unqualified people holding positions and getting position due to favoritism. Makes people lazy. Erodes intelligence out of smart peoples. The culture is very bad. Employees who has been here before 2005 have way more benefit than people started after 2005.

    Advice to Management

    Look outside.. This management just think about fattening its wallet. Politics wont save on doomsday


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very shrewd policy to ruin employees"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back culture... You will enjoy working here if you don't want to take challenge and love sleeping at job

    Cons

    In the long run, you will lose value and won't be able to compete in outside world

    Advice to Management

    Hey management, you should try to develop people within the company and promote them instead of bringing someone from outside to fill a senior level position

  3. "IT support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are flexible. Great location but shouldnt' be a reason to stay.

    Cons

    If you're a contractor or consultant, leave within a year. Dont think twice of staying longer.

    Advice to Management

    Treat contractors like employees. Everyone is a person. Deserves the same respect.


  4. "Like stepping back 50 years..."

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    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job stability is number one here. Benefits are decent but have become very expensive over time (for both management and union). Career growth is possible with some motivation, some luck and a LOT of connections.

    Cons

    Very very old fashioned, feels like a time warp to the 1960s. Culture and values completely out of touch with reality and their employees needs. Very inflexible should personal issues come up.Technologically behind on the times, making day to day work frustrating.Depending on the department, staff can be very unmotivated, making for a very unproductive work force.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and respect your peers.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great way to make money if you are dumb."

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    Current Employee - Crew Chief in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Crew Chief in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, steady work. 401k, corporate discount card. Paid training. If you don't steal, you will not get fired. lol

    Cons

    Abusive management, zero experience supervision. Invasive and distrustful company. Feels like they hate their union employees. You feel more like an inmate than an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Promote workers who know the job to supervisory roles, instead of hiring 22 year old drones to supervise guys who have 15-40 years experience. stop spying.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "IT System Analyst"

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No Layoffs
    Light workload,40 hours a week

    Cons

    Very Low Salary,Bonus
    Rampant Nepotism
    Takes 20 years to be promoted,unless you are a minority

    Advice to Management

    Total Brain Drain...Nearly everyone I started with in a few years back has left for higher salaries


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible very unorganized poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not many union is a joke and management is even worse
    No accountability at all there
    Finger pointing and back stabbing

    Cons

    Too many to list
    No advancement opportunities even though you may be qualified for promotion
    It's not what you know it's who you blow

  8. Helpful (5)

    "reminds of a third world country"

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    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time

    Pros

    -If your work matters to you - ConEd provides a useful and vital service to NY. There are many in the ranks who are dedicated, and keep the city running.

    -Great work hours. Good pay and 8 hrs -- a luxury these days

    - Stability and health benefits

    Cons

    -Coming from a developing country, I though I left a lot behind. Not so fast. Welcome to Con Ed for flashbacks. Nepotism, favoritism and cronyism, dinosaurs, fossil technology, old style hierarchy, the good old 8 hour punch....

    -Nepotism is rampant. Search Outlook via last name. Last Names appear in groups. This is not common just among Union employees, but Management too. Supposedly a public company -- on observation, the company is passed on between generations, and jobs are meant to be 'inherited'. Place has a good chunk of those who would not find a reasonable position in the competitive corporate environment, but can find something here via a near/distant relative.

    -Very old fashioned. If you are used to working in the usual corporate environment, or a matrix organization, do not step in here (at least most teams, with a few exceptions). Very hierarchical. Company is structured in such a way that direct managers can cut off your contact with the larger company if they wish to, and can end up being the only point of contact between you and ConEd.

    -- Beware - Good performance could work to your disadvantage. It is a stable job, with a lot of people who have been around for some time. If you are new or technologically savvy or have a fresh new perspective, being with the wrong manager can mean they can exercise their position to ensure you stay as long as possible in the same circumstance. This is all the more possible because of the old fashioned hierarchies, and lack of access to external resources (skip level, parallel groups etc). Bottom line - don't perform any more than you need to. To be on the safe side, underperform. Those who perform below expectations seem to have an easier time being moved into another group

    Advice to Management

    You need to focus on the mid-level management. There is vision at the very top, and lot of hard work and motivation at the very bottom.


  9. "Sr Electrical Designder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Con Edison of New York (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, medical, training, educational opportunites, cultural activities outside of company, community activtes, mutual fund investments, hospitalization, dental, hours, location, reimbursement, travel, family planning, mental health, school programs outside company and child care programs for families, etc.

    Cons

    Moral is a work in progress both union and management. You may often find a manager who is not schooled in the art of human relations.

    Advice to Management

    Its a job, not your husband or wife. In terms of character be a leader by example and only punish offenders not all trying to make an example.


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Rosedale, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Rosedale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recently improved systems and intergrated modules.

    Cons

    Culture is closed minded. Only long-term employees are valued.

    Advice to Management

    Change culture


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