Con Edison
3.6 of 5 28 reviews
www.conedison.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Con Edison Chairman and CEO; Chairman and CEO, Consolidated Edison of New York Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke

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80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Operator Mechanic A (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsLocation. Parking. Compensation. Benefits. A lot of opportunity to learn other positions.

ConsNone that I know of.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo new to offer advice.

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Overall, Great.

Summer Intern (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Con Edison part-time for less than a year

ProsCon Edison is a great company in my eyes. They have both union workers, and management employees who all work together towards a common goal- providing the customer with steady/reliable service.

ConsFor the intern program, I feel that the interns could have been given more responsibilty. A lot was busy data / organizing work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work! Good salary, solid hours, and nice people.

Full-time Engineer Trainee (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Con Edison as an intern for more than a year

ProsI really felt I was using my technical skills as an engineer for the public good, for good pay, good pay and good job security. You get a wide exposure to many tasks. Great training program, which allows you to move your career where you want to go. Depending on your supervisor, they really work with you in terms of hours (early bird hours, one day off a week), and depending on your position, you can make a LOT of overtime at 1.5 pay, which is nice in an expensive city like NYC. Many people make a life-time commitment to the company.

ConsI felt the work was not challenging enough sometimes, and was often repetitive. It's a very vertical company, where your position on the totem matters a lot (too much sometimes). It's very old school and things are often "done that way, because they have always been done that way," so you encounter a lot of resistance to change, which as a young professional was frustrating. If you're an international student working there on a student visa, they do not sponsor you.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's unfortunate that after more than a year working for ConEd, loving the company and doing great work (as stated in one of the most amazing reference letters I have ever received from a former supervisor), there was no mechanism to sponsor an international student who had lived in the United States since I was seven, and it was sad that I felt strung along to the end, when I should have been encouraged to start looking for another company who would have sponsored me. I mention this not because I am currently in a bad situation, I'm doing great, found a great job, but I would not wish this situation on someone else. I suggest you be clear about this from the onset.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Secure job with ample opportunity for growth

Project Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Con Edison full-time for more than 8 years

ProsEmployment at Con Edison is very stable.

ConsThere are minimal raises and bonuses annually compared to other private sector jobs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work at.

Engineering Supervisor (Current Employee)

I have been working at Con Edison

ProsThis is a steady, secure job with a great salary and great benefits. If you want to advance and do a good job, you can. If you want to spend the rest of your job in the same position, you can do that too.

ConsWe have too few vacation days, many poor/underperforming employees cannot be easily removed from their posts. Lot of favoritism and nepotism impacting hiring and promotion decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more feedback and lay off unproductive and underqualified employees. It is too dificult to fire someone, even a poor performer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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ConEdision is an excellent place to work!

Senior Customer Service Specialist (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Con Edison

ProsThe benefits are good and the salary is competitive. The work life balance within the company is comparitive to no other company I know of. Managment is very thoruogh in communications and strive to develop your skills allowing you endless opportunities for advanacement if desired. Hard work and dedication are rewarded and the commrodary amongst employees is evident.

ConsThe work can be demanding and there is extreme criticism from media. The public opinion of the company is low but I believe this is based on little knowledge of how the electric utiltiy industry operates. With such a heavy population in the Metro NY area it is difficult an sometimes impossible to distribute the electricity as demanded.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the communication open and continue to recognize and reward achievements.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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