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Con Edison of New York Reviews

Updated 11 February 2015
Updated 11 February 2015
130 Reviews
3.7
130 Reviews
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Con Edison of New York President & CEO John McAvoy
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance - depends on your department, but to be envied (in 8 reviews)

  • Important work, opportunities to work in different areas, good benefits (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • has left a lingering of mistrust which has never really been dealt with or acknowledged by upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • Can have very little work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    The location and salary are good

    Cons

    Office culture. Over-bearing higher level management.

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    Ok, but not great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    Good company to work for in long run.

    Cons

    After training, hours get cut to 20 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro-active as far as providing feedback to employees regarding performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Same ole thing, the same ole way

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    Current Employee - Project Specialist
    Current Employee - Project Specialist

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    8.5 hours a day. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    The culture is not progressive. No career development. People are miserable.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not your typical market driven competitive business, yet really interesting. I am proud I help light up Manhattan!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 2L Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - 2L Specialist in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    A great opportunity to try different things, educate yourself, and experience things few others will. If you have the drive, you can easily become an industry recognized expert. If you want the opportunity to enter an industry at the dawn of change, now is the time to join the Con Edison as the entire Energy Industry is starting a new evolution with technology and renewable resources. Did I mention no two days are alike? You get out of it what you put into it, and there is a lot you can get.

    Cons

    Communications always seems to be a struggle between senior management and the workforce, but it eventually works. Because the energy industry is changing and Con Edison is entrenched in "culture" change has been hard for many to accept. To that, senior management and the Board of Directors could have been more gentle in recent transitions on retirement policies and health care programs for Management Employees. For the past 20 years may salary has continued to rise, however my take-home pay continues to erode as the Company shrinks Management's compensation package. The next Union contract will be an eye opener for many people..........

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    John, Craig, and the Board, thank you for the opportunity for an awesome career. Believe it or not, I understand why much of what has happened over the past few years has occurred. For my fellow employees, Management and Union, you have to be open, honest, and direct to your employees otherwise you loose credibility very fast - as during the lock out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    B- Mach.

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    Current Employee - B - Mach in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - B - Mach in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    very good operation many options the benefits are very good with many options to choose from the on the job training is second to none.

    Cons

    some of the dept. are like a high school , if your not carefull with some people you could be a marked person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not rely on water cooler talk to judge a person,he should be judged by his work performance and ethics not by a person with issues that make up falsehoods to try an make themselves look better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    Hard working workforce. Good Money.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexible hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very solid stable company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inspector in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Inspector in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The skills you receive here are great along with good pay. Plenty of advancement opportunities, and pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Brand new people coming off the street to supervise highly skilled positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting and technical work. Opportunity to work in many different areas. Very secure and paid education. Beginning to get a little more flexible.

    Cons

    Old fashioned approach to many issues. Beginning to get more flexible but not evenly applied. Needs more ways to attract and retain young folks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    Decent salary, some highly knowledgeable employees and management. Structured, stable employer. Great training.

    Cons

    The politics is exhausting. Management likes stabbing each other in the back and ruining others' reputations. You will learn to cover your butt here. You will need to work during storms, sometimes for extended hours. Limited chance for promotions and high raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better. Be sincere. Some of your senior management cannot change their ways.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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