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slow and steady

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Con Edison

Pros

The benefits (health, eye, dental, disability, 401k, discount stock, vaaction and sick pay) and job security (no lay-offs and great programs to help substance abusers get back on their feet) are good. Constant listings of job opprtunities throughout the company allow for some movement (there are restrictions on length of time in a postion before you can move again)

Cons

Very beaurocratic (everything requires multiple levels of approvals, there are procedures upon procedures that are not used in the best sense- for training and standardized service - but instead are used in the most negative sense - for disciplinary action); It is slow to adopt new processes (again, many reviewers and multiple rounds of comments as well as well as culture with entrenched behavior from people doing the same job for many years); No entreprenurial spirit, lots of people marking time to retirement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do you promote productivity changes? Do you reward cost cutting and effieciency?

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    a stable job with decent salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    its a stable job with variety of opportunities to move around within the company. there is a lot of pride within the company. the benefits are great, other than the salary the medical insurance is very good. they also have a discount stock program which i think is a great way to save money and at the same time be concerned about what is going on within the company. this brings up the pride that i have by working here. the people working here are also very friendly and helpful. sometime i wonder what drives people to be so nice to eachother

    Cons

    there are not many challenging work that are faced by the employees. this is one of the things that i had to get used to, but once i did it was no longer an issue. there's a certain pace at which everything is conducted and if you are on the same level then you will be comfortable working here. even though the work itself isnt very keenly scrutinized other things such as accurate time keeping and such matter are very important. so basically getting to work on time is more important than what i do for the 8 hrs that i spend here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retention should be enforced. people move around a lot between positions

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    Useful utility, but conservative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    - New York - best city in the world!
    - At least what you do results in a product people need (electricity)!
    - Strong culture

    Cons

    - Hard to break in to the "insiders" club
    - Poor internal IT services
    - Facilities at HQ are more than a little antiquated
    - Military style decision making - chain of command is sacrosanct
    - Emphasis on operations results in strange payment traditions - first line supervisors make more than some senior managers in staff positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - No Vice President of Sales or Marketing? Really?
    - Pick a strategy, any strategy - but the current non-strategy (do nothing) isn't too inspiring

    Recommends
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