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"at least electricity knows where to flow"

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  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY

Pros

Good salaries for the Hudson Valley
Good 401k match
Results oriented organization
Friendliness and helpfulness of most employees
It's very hard to get fired
Very good wages if you're in the Union, lots of overtime
Becomming more receptive in instituting positive change

Cons

Nepotism - Qualified employees and outside applicants are often passed up for friends and family from the outside with no utility background. This hurts the organization.

Difficult to advance - If you are not liked (those who offer constructive criticism) - face hurdles for advancement.

Benefits - Healthplan has gotten much wrose in recent years. No pension for recent hires.

Upper management is completely disconnected from lower management and the Union. Issues and complaints seem to fall on deaf ears especially if your in the Union.

Communication is poor. Some upper level organizational decisions are based on assumptions rather than facts and constructive input, and results are very counterproductive.

Culture that has induced laziness and ineptitude in many. Company won't fire these people, and does not recognize the issue.

Employees are mostly good people, but some in upper management cannot or will not communicate with their employees.

Some management employees made to work 60 hour weeks while others barely put in 30. In many cases their is a large disparity in the dissemination of work, and bosses don't care.

Big morale issues in some departments.

Upper management only cares about the shareholders.

0-1% salary increases for most management employees in last 2 years. Department heads divide up the salary budget and decide how to distribute it among their management employees - more will just suck up to the boss instead of being productive.

While many employees have/will work here for their entire career, with no more pension the newer younger talent in management will not hang around for very long. I know of many already looking outside the company.

Storms are horribly managed

Advice to Management

Be open and receptive to employees. Recognize those management employees who are getting the work done and getting results. Plan on developing ways to maintain a workforce of talented individuals, since we can only hope the economy won't be in the toilet forever.

Other Employee Reviews for Central Hudson Gas and Electric

  1. "Middle Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Central Hudson Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    It's a company that you can have a career at, although no longer offer a pension, there are many opportunities if you have a solid work ethic.

    Cons

    The mindset of doing more with less is starting to change, that needs to continue.


  2. "Very Nice Place to Be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at Central Hudson Gas and Electric as an intern

    Pros

    The pay was good and if you are an intern that lives far they provide housing at Marist College free of charge. HR arranges fun trips (hiking, Six Flags, NYC, etc) for the interns to get to know the rest of the staff and bond within themselves. Everyone is familiar with each other and it is a friendly atmosphere. Seniors have interviews with all the departments they are qualified to work in.

    Cons

    The work at times can be very repetitive. Some intern assignments seem to be made without the interns interest or major in mind.

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