Philadelphia Gas Works
2.6 of 5 11 reviews
www.pgworks.com Philadelphia, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Quasi government inefficiency privatize ASAP

Employee (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSlow pace, low stress, Used to have plentiful parking (key words- used to)

ConsLow pay, very inefficient, overstaffed, essentially a workfare organization. there are some very bright people here but they are greatly outnumbered by the not so bright people. and there a lot of people here, way too many to the point that it diminishes productivity. No formal telecommuting program, no wifi, but who needs it when average employees don't receive mobile tech (laptops, tablets, smartphones). Parking is hard to come by and if you don't get a spot, you very much risk getting your car broken into. Location is terrible. Facilities are abysmal- dirty, cold/hot, roaches, etc. Much could be forgiven if there was no residency requirement, but alas, there is. Another wing of the 'Philadelphia machine' - stay away.

Advice to Senior Managementsell this place asap

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Waste of time

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works

Pros- Good for inexperienced graduates
-Good Benefits

Cons-Management hasn't had a raise in 5 yrs
-Salary is low
-Nepotism runs ramped.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake your head out of the clouds.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Weird place. It will eat up your life.

IT Person (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works

Pros- The Company is great for young graduates.
- Excellent continuing education program.
- Pension, after 5 years you get vested.
- Allows you to make mistakes and learn on the job.
- Allows numerous moves within the company to unrelated positions.
- Great heating and air conditioning.
- People are generally happy. A lot of laughter.

Cons- On surface very friendly, go deeper and its all who you know. People are related: husbands/ wives/ children, girlfriends & boyfriends or they have known each other for 30 years. Be careful who you talk with.
- Management is weak and bends backwards to the whims of City of Philadelphia.
- Serious union issues. No pay raises for management employees for 2 years and union got them.
- Unequal distribution of work, responsibility and pay.
- Promotions and Salaries based upon seniority.
- Intense Micromanagement
- Clock in / out. No trust.
- Very much a "male" company.
- Buildings are falling apart. Grime. Toilets flood. Infestation.
- Very low salaries. (IT is 30% lower than norm.)

Advice to Senior Management- Too many VPs and Directors.
- Manage the business. Do not let someone else dictate you.
- Face the reality.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time for more than 10 years

Prosnothing is good about this company

Consthis company sucks..pick and choose people to promote

Advice to Senior Managementtake your heads out of ____

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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