Con Edison of New York
3.5 of 5 79 reviews
www.coned.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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Con Edison of New York Chairman and CEO Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Offers great work life balance and is not too stressful"
    in 6 reviews
  • "This is a great company to work for it has good benefits and you can learn a lot"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Can have very little work/life balance"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Once you have been blessed by one of the upper management people advancement is less on your technical knowledge and more of who you know"
    in 4 reviews
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Good Company to work for.

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

I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOpportunity to advance and move throughout the Company. Quality employees working on a common goal, to keep the lights on safely. There are more opportunity for Engineers than general business people. Company offers good befit package.

ConsLarge Company, you need to understand the structure to make any kind of impact. Change comes slow.

Advice to Senior ManagementSick time policy could be better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great pay and stability

Mechanic A (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent tuition aid program with 100% reimbursement! Great salary with full medical and dental benefits. Union protection as a member of AFL-CIO. Company provides you with the best safety equipment for free!

ConsCon Ed has become a make a good slary and look for something better place. Vacation time is horrible. It takes 20 years to get 5 weeks vacation. Top pay for a posistion takes 8 years. Medical has become expensive with in-network deductibles and monthly premiums. The morale is in the toilet between management and union after union lockout . The union lost traditional pension in new contract for new employees entering the union. Cash balance system in place now. Management is severly disgruntled and does not support their employees in the field.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper hierarchy should focus on accountability of their lower level management. Con Ed promotes all the wrong people into their lower and mid level ranks. There is no great communicators and positive motivators at all through the management ranks. No one cares enough to make it better for everyone. A lot of older management employees buyinh the next few years before they retire. Might get better in the future.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time

ProsIf you get a job here, it's like winning the lotto. You will basically get paid to sit around and do nothing. Great place to work, it's like a club. Imagine just sitting at your desk and surfing the net 8 hours per day.

ConsIts true, there is a big problem with folks putting their hands in the cookie jar ;) I ran into it my first month on the job.

Advice to Senior Managementyour doing a great job, change nothing!

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

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Associate Engineer A (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsFriendly colleagues, tuition aid program, pension

ConsPolitics, paper works, slow hiring process

Advice to Senior Managementthe NSER Process should be more fair. Letting young kids to be supervisor is a disaster.

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

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Great Place Overall

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

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

ProsExtremely positive work-life balance, benefits, lateral opportunities, exit opportunities, salary and overall culture.

ConsSchedule flexibility (depending on what department you work in), slow-moving pace, tons of standards and procedures, lots of bureaucracy and politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more advancement opportunities and increase schedule flexibility.

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

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would love to work there again

Lineman (Current Employee)
Sleepy Hollow, NY (US)

I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSteady work in the field They trained me in and I really enjoyed. Always went to work

ConsPersonally. NONE that is why I want to go back with them. I left ONLY when my wife had breast cancer

Advice to Senior ManagementHire me back

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

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Professional place to work

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

I worked at Con Edison of New York as an intern for less than a year

ProsThey gave me a summer internship

ConsI needed to take public transporation because the parking cost so much

Advice to Senior ManagementHire me full time

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

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Energetic environment allowing you to grow

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Con Edison of New York

ProsBenefits, secure job, opportunity to grow

ConsFavoritism, guidelines, communication between departments

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Benefits, very bureaucratic

Associate Scientist (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Con Edison of New York full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe overall benefit package is above average. Hours can be regular depending on what business organization you work for.

ConsPreferential treatment is rampant. Once you have been blessed by one of the upper management people advancement is less on your technical knowledge and more of who you know.

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

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good work life balance

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

I worked at Con Edison of New York as an intern for less than a year

ProsOffers great work life balance and is not too stressful

ConsHuman resources does not do a great job at recruiting

Advice to Senior ManagementSet up a more formal internship program where interns get a lot of exposure to different aspects of the industry

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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