Con Edison Reviews

Updated 23 April 2014
Updated 23 April 2014
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.  

    Excellent opportunity and great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison

    Pros

    Flexible hours and team oriented

    Cons

    None specific cons at this position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is good, meaningful work with unique challenges, but could be more inclusive of experienced hires.

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

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Contrasted with other career choices, this is great for indivdiuals that need to stay close to home. The entire business is contained within driving distance. For those aspiring to drive change and improvement in a business, there is plenty of opportunity if you're able to persist and overcome resistance. Individuals love to talk about their jobs and share technical information. Although the benefit program has changed leaving some of the long-term employees upset, it is a terrific benefits package; people who have worked elsewhere truly appreciate it.

    Cons

    Most employees including management are lifers and those are the ones receiving opportunities and rewards. It is a struggle to find any manager, director or VP promoted to the next level who has been with the company less than 10 years. External hires should be sure to get hired into the position they want because they will be there for a long time. Similarly, ideas from external hires are often disregarded, not rudely or overtly, merely ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When promoting or staffing for new opportunities, consider whether selections may be biased by longevity. When benchmarking, include non-utilities, especially for non-utility functions. As more competitive threats are evovling in the marketplace, being the best utility may not be good enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working for Con_Ed was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Electrical Safety Inspector  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Electrical Safety Inspector in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Con Edison as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    There is a great team of Supervisors and technical advisors there.

    Cons

    The 12 hour days, 7 days a week was killer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to communicate with Each of you workers under your care, including the 'vendors' aka consultants as I was left in a location fore 22 hours (Someone forgot to tell the shift manager I was out there)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    System Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con Edison full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Able to interact freely with both in-house clients company wide as well as technical savvy professionals. Creativity is welcome. Variety

    Cons

    Communication upward is a challenge, yet doable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open lines of communication to listen to mid-level managers and support them not only if they are field supervisors. Higher levels of engagement can be achieved from back-office employees by providing them growth opportunities ( technical ad managerial)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great!

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

    I have been working at Con Edison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, very challenging and surrounded by great professionals.

    Cons

    I can't think of some at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Working as a contractor, maintaining database, testing and debugging reliability evaluation/optimization software.

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

    I have been working at Con Edison as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Establish good relationships with many professional and senior engineers. The work environment is nice and comfortable.

    Cons

    The innovation is not so much required. Young people seeking exiting work experience maybe feel somehow unsatisfied.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Long-lived NYC Firm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    It's an extremely stable company

    Cons

    You have to deal with the Hierarchy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Probably the best place to work in New York

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Con Edison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable industry, decent compensation and benefits, nice people to work with...

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and inefficient system in general...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs more young and talented engineers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn about the utility industry

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Con Edison

    Pros

    Con Edison was a place where an intern has many opportunities to learn about the different aspects of an utility company. The managers are often relaxed and are eager to teach you and give you opportunities to experience things about ConEd that are perhaps not in your immediate job description.

    Cons

    It is a very large company so the management structure is very corporate. It is easy to feel disconnected with the overall goals of the company simply because there are so many people between any employee and the senior management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, stable job, but bureaucracy runs rampant.

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

    I have been working at Con Edison

    Pros

    Good salary, decent benefits. There is room for growth, so long as you put in the required amount of effort.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic nightmare. Sometimes your efforts to effect positive change in the organization are undermined by sheer volume of rules, regulations and processes that have been put into place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This Company would be much better served if upper management allowed employees latitude to make decisions, act upon them, and then evaluate the results.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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