Socalgas

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Socalgas Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
35 Reviews
3.7
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Meter Technician in South Gate, CA
    Current Employee - Auto Meter Technician in South Gate, CA

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive pay once you are a full timer. Definitely will put your in the middle class

    Cons

    Company is very structured and that structure can vary greatly from base to base

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Internship Program with opportunities to move up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Energy Efficiency in Downey, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Energy Efficiency in Downey, CA

    I have been working at Socalgas as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company is family-oriented with strong values and a commitment to investing in its employees.
    As an intern, I was treated with the same respect as all the other full time employees, some of whom have been with the company for 40+ years! I have been entrusted with a good amount of responsibilities, not what you'd typically think of as an intern. There are also numerous opportunities to take classes (online or in person) to enhance job skills and attain certifications.
    The amount of employees that are nearing retirement is substantial, meaning advancement is likely if you're good at what you do.
    My direct supervisor is by far the best boss I've every had. She is flexible with my work hours and time off.

    Cons

    Too conservative. I understand that a utility won't be as cutting-edge as some of the other industries out there, but if conservative values are slowing down innovation and necessary change, then these ideals should be re-evaluated.
    The size of the company also means that it takes a long time to get things done. For example, if you're trying to propose a new program, you may wait months to pitch the idea, and not see results for years.
    Hard to get benefits for part-time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend benefits package to part-time employees/interns. The package could be at a discounted rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great pay, benefits, and job stability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative -4 in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative -4 in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Socalgas part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, excellent benefits (pretty decent even for PT employees), numerous job locations across SoCal, union representation

    Cons

    It is really difficult to make it out of a part time position. Technically, it's based on seniority, but then they have the right to rake you across the coals in an interview even if you already possess the qualifications. Everyone in the company knows it's all about who you know if you want to get across the PT-FT bridge. After that you make FT though it's pretty much based SOLELY on seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to be so nepotistic, quit making it so painfully obvious all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Socalgas as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work in the downtown headquarters. The work culture is very nice - plenty of diverse and young talent in my group.

    Cons

    My program was just starting up, so there was plenty of movement and changing policies at the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planning Associate in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Planning Associate in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Socalgas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits. Company is stable

    Cons

    Advancement needs to be done differently but since it's based on the Union and years of service and not the most qualified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more mentoring opportunities. Promote those who are qualified not those who brown nose.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Socalgas

    Pros

    Everyone was very nice to work with.

    Cons

    the contract was terminated to soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    honor good workers when you find one

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor II in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The company is very ethical and takes care of its employees and customers. A great deal of attention is paid ot doing the right thing. The company is stable and there are many opportunities in a variety of disciplines.

    Cons

    Promotions and pay should be given a more comprehensive evaluation. Often, a general impressions rather than objective performance measures are used. Lower levels of management lack the trainig they need to effectively manage their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide competietive pay for middle management. Encourage completion of assignments before moving on (often the only way to get pay increases is to keep changing jobs). Provide comprehensive training for entry level management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great and stable Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable and family orientated. Departmental cross training opportunities.

    Cons

    If you are young and ambitious it can get stale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bulk of the employees are less than forty...The job market is becoming more diverse, SoCalGas will have fewer career employees and more employees with 2 or 3 years experience in a firm. SoCalGas MUST adapt with the times to attract and keep talent to diversify their talent pool.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job with a lot of support from fun co-workers in a broad business environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Outreach Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Business Outreach Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Socalgas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The job can take some getting used to, often with terminology, but people are always helpful and fun to work with. The job by nature gets you involved in many areas of the business, including how components are engineered, pricing, etc. The building that we worked in was beautiful, in the heart of downtown L.A. where it was easy to meet with people for lunches outside of the office.

    Cons

    Always involved with government regulations, not the most thrilling subject to work around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to push community values that SoCalGas is already so proud of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Region Assc engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Region Associate Engineer in Compton, CA
    Current Employee - Region Associate Engineer in Compton, CA

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, and on the job training. For engineering, job is fast pace and demanding from the customers.

    Cons

    Job Advancement isnt great. job promotions are sometimes located in facilities not within the region. job duties get to be repetitive and sometimes will get boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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