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  1. "A place to work. There are better, there are worse. It is a changing company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSTAR Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Average benefits, good pay rates. Has been stable employement in past years but this seems to be changing. The union still has a very stong influence on the company.

    Cons

    Changing every year some benefits are changed which result in a loss for employee. Becoming an average comnpany to be employee by for benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  2. "Great for networking and meeting people in energy industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Westwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is quite friendly and there is an open floor plan. The culture supports colleague interaction. The cafeteria is good. It is close to the city of Boston.

    Cons

    As a government utility, it is slow to change. There is no competition against other utilities so the changes a normal business makes to beat out its competitors are not made here. Changes are slow to be made and people can be lazy.

    Advice to Management

    Motivation is key, but so is keeping your most talented employees. Run a stricter and more logical system that encourages competition and rewards for performance.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The people are either the reason to stay or run for the hills"

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

    Pros

    Some of the cross functional groups are the best place to work

    Cons

    Not all management supports their people.


  4. "Great place to work, but very little opportunity if you want to grow."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive salary.

    Cons

    No opportunities for laterel or vertical growth.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize nepotism and "friendship" hires and promote based on skill.


  5. "Old school"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NSTAR Electric full-time

    Pros

    There are good benefits and it is a very stable job. You can learn a lot on the job.

    Cons

    Always a lot of pressure to do more with less. There is no consideration for your life outside of work. There is no benefit for actually working smarter. If you have to work a storm or go above and beyond for a special project that isn't apart of your job they do not reward you in any way. They expect that anything they want goes.

    Advice to Management

    Show your supervisors that you will back them up when they do what you ask for. There is a lack of appreciation that is felt among the supervisory ranks.


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