Philadelphia Gas Works

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  1.  

    Quasi government inefficiency privatize ASAP

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    Current Employee - Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low 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 ManagementAdvice

    sell this place asap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Waste of time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Take your head out of the clouds.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Weird place. It will eat up your life.

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    Current Employee - IT Person  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - IT Person in Philadelphia, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Ana

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nothing is good about this company

    Cons

    this company sucks..pick and choose people to promote

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take your heads out of ____

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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