Con Edison of New York

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Con Edison of New York Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
108 Reviews
3.7
108 Reviews
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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
  • New cost cutting techniques that they use are just in place for upper management to increase their yearly bonuses (in 5 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, endless opportunities!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at Con Edison of New York (less than an year)

    Pros

    The training for this company was the best training I have ever gotten from any job, it is extensive in depth and very helpful. The company has so many opportunities for advancement and growth, the benefits are great, most managers and co workers are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    It is challenging work since the call center is very busy, and the pressure of meeting company standards is high, but it is doable.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Con Edison is a 'best kept secret' as a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant General Counsel in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant General Counsel in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Longevity (which translates to loyalty) to envy. Opportunity, office culture - gentile and generational. You can't get on an elevator without acknowledging your colleagues - how great is that? Work life balance - depends on your department, but to be envied.

    Cons

    understanding the utility industry and its relationship to oversight organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the road to work life balance - be forward thinking. Continue to listen and understand what your staff are looking for to produce great results for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive work experience.

    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Con Edison of New York as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are very friendly and open to new employees even if they are contractors. Very positive experience. Very corporate and professional atmosphere without all the stress.

    Cons

    Difficult to transition from contract to full time employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very positive experience with my supervisors.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good company, not great for the ambitious

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

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    Important work, opportunities to work in different areas, good benefits

    Cons

    Disproportionate compensation, lack of opportunities to advance, red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentivize valuable talent to continue to perform and stick around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interned in a company where no one had any idea what work to give me

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst Aide (Business) in Astoria, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst Aide (Business) in Astoria, NY (US)

    I worked at Con Edison of New York as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is good. The work is simple

    Cons

    I came as an Accounting Major. They gave me an IT project. I received no support, and I once I completed it, no work was given to me. I had to pretend like I was working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Decent Job but not a dream job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good job security
    If working for the union you never have to take the work home with you
    Steady salary increase
    Good overtime pay.
    Plenty of job openings and growth opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Getting overtime requires a lot of seniority.
    Takes a long time to move up.
    Call center environment is very fast paced and your actions are closely monitored.
    Certain policies in place impact your work performance.
    Stifling bureaucracy.
    Schedule will be changed frequently if you are part time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain managers get careless and try to avoid doing some of their duties.
    Certain policies that are created, affect work performance.
    My advice is to stop implementing certain changes which most call center employees are against, it is already causing seasoned representatives to transfer or resign.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very stable job with good benefits

    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits including tuition for college.

    Cons

    Slow to change and not very creative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more open to creative solutions and risk taking might be good.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Junior Designer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Designer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Junior Designer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Job security
    Overtime
    Benefits
    Diversity
    Good values

    Cons

    vacation time
    sick days
    training
    bureaucracy
    appearances

  10.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst Aide (Business) in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst Aide (Business) in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay for an internship
    Great people to work with
    good learning experience

    Cons

    Office politics are a major part of the day to day operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look forward to the future and embrace the changing landscape of the utility industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison of New York

    Pros

    The benfits are beyond great

    Cons

    The hours are set no flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more understanding

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