Con Edison Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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Con Edison Chairman and CEO; Chairman and CEO, Consolidated Edison of New York Kevin Burke
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  1.  

    Terrible place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you have no education and the persistence of a mule and don't mind taking crap from management who also have no education and the persistence of a mule.

    Cons

    Management isn't very intelligent, rampant nepotism, people who think they are superior humans because of the rampant nepotism, everything is timed (LITERALLY everything even bathroom breaks), smart educated folks most likely won't stay very long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nepotism and Cronyism Rampant

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

    I worked at Con Edison full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent place to learn about new technology.

    Cons

    Very few new employees stay with the company for any extended period of time. Managers and supervisors have made rank by who they know not what they know. Basically, most management/supervisory staff have been with the company for many years and are very territorial and concerned only with nurturing the careers of staff members within their inner circle. If you are within their inner circle expect GREAT performance reviews and pay raises year in and year out regardless of their true on the job performance. And expect mediocre (at best) performance reviews and pay raises if you are not within their inner circle. This culture/mindset was cited internally by the company which to it's credit recognizes the rampant nepotism and cronyism that abounds...Unfortunately, despite the company's best efforts to promote fairness and opportunity to advance for all in the workplace, managers and supervisors find ways to portray staff not within their inner circle as being under performing slackers, which leads to mistrust and staff concerned only with self preservation. Inhibiting new ideas and thinking outside the box. It's unhealthy for staff subjected to this and it's unhealthy for a company desperately seeking to extracate itself from the grasp of rampant nepotism and cronyism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only through retirement of long term employees will the company begin to realize a work force that genuinely cares about the company, promotes free thinking and provides fairness and opportunity for all staff members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    learning about legal aspects of safety and reliability of the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Con Edison

    Pros

    make a lot of great connections with other employees and learn from senior employees about the company and how things work

    Cons

    no room for advancement seems to be a lot of favoritism and bullying going on daily by coworkers and they ignore complaints by employees regarding bullying by coworkers on daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is only working for certain favorite employees regardless too much political games.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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