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"Not what it used to be after Merger with NStar"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer
Current Employee - Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Northeast Utilities full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

o Biggest utility in New England - looks good to have on resume
o Have/Had smart people but most are leaving due to poor management after merger

Cons

o Low salary compare to market
o New management cold towards employees - again, this is after merger
o Used to be very focus on internal training and education - after merger, it's all about cost cutting
o Company has too many seniors where they no longer feel the need to work hard
o Culture is too old, very closed minded to new ideas

Advice to Management

o Cost cutting is important, but retaining talents is even more important.
o Need to weed out all the dead-weight
o Too many politics and lack of leadership

Other Employee Reviews for Northeast Utilities

  1. "Good place to work if you like a large company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great coworkers, great boss, great work assignments, good opportunities for job rotations, low turnover

    Cons

    Large bureaucratic policy structure, difficult to feel ownership and ability to have an impact, slow to react, rigid rules, overhead, administrative tasks, very little crosstraining

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate more job sharing/cross training at all levels to increase competencies and assure transitions, embrace more small scale power projects and distributed generation with creative financing and payback instead of taking on large, multiyear projects


  2. Helpful (2)

    "IT Business Application Systems Developer"

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

    Pros

    Fitness Center On Site, Training Opportunities, Great Benefits, Competitive Salary

    Cons

    The company is constantly downsizing.


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