Socalgas Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
30 Reviews

3.9
30 Reviews
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Dennis Arriola
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  1.  

    Its great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Socalgas

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience. The managers are really helpful and patient.

    Cons

    It can be a lot of work at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing really

  2.  

    Good luck if you don't like schmoozing

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

    I worked at Socalgas full-time

    Pros

    The DTLA office building is in a fantastic location that can't be beat and the company does a good job communicating with its employees about the company's performance and the status of major projects.

    Given the regulated nature of the industry management does an okay job, but it's at the mercy of unelected regulators and the unions.

    Cons

    The company chooses people for advancement based on sociability and it's almost like joining a high school clique; if you don't conform or if you attempt to do things differently, you'll get passed over and a target will be placed on your back. The company claims it wants to be more innovative but actually rewards conformity.

    If you're introverted and don't spend an inordinate amount of time lunching, dining, and schmoozing over your bosses you'll never get promoted. If you go to lunch alone to clear your head you'll be judged negatively. This company rewards the wrong behaviors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The constant budget fire drills need to stop. This cycle can't continue forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, stable employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk-3  in  Compton, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk-3 in Compton, CA

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you are a represented employee it's very stable, management too.

    Cons

    It's difficult to deal with lazy coworkers who are paid the same as you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Beware of AMI

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    Current Employee - Part Time Meter Reader  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Meter Reader in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Socalgas

    Pros

    Good Pay for a part time job. You get benefits once you reach 1000 hrs. of work time. Also, If you like something that's out of the office cubicle, this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Pretty much no time for career advancement due to AMI (Automated Meter Infrastructure). All meter reading employees are "at will", which means you can be fired at any moment, for any reason management deems fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Much better communication with employees, and better opportunities for advancement, such as job training, and interships in other areas besides just business and marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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