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I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (More than 3 years)
Benefits. In-house schooling for skills. Raises every 6 months and a Union contract raise every May for Field Service Department. Plenty of OT. Choice of Pension or a 401(B) with a 457 plan. Union, provides decent pay and protection
Shift work. Low entry-level pay that is unattractive to recruit skilled workers. It takes almost 8 years for top rate. Uneducated managers in key high level positions(HS Diploma) that climbed ranks through years of service and time in positions. Union, provides protection for bums and seniority.
Advice to Management
Teamwork is paramount. Positions above Supervisors do not realize their actions or inaction's are detrimental to workforce moral. They do not hold regular meetings with workforce to know what is good/bad. New employees hear names but cannot add a face because they do not show it. Hard to keep a happy face and follows orders if they come from a ghost behind a desk.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Philadelphia Gas Works (Philadelphia, PA).
You must pass an assessment test to be considered for the position. The test is about an hour long because it consists of 3 tests. You must pass each test to move on to the next. Failure means you're out. The test is a VERY BASIC HIGH SCHOOL education test. Reading Comprehension, Math, and skill test(if gear A spins, which way will gear D move?) This is a customer service position as you are the face of the Company out on the street. They want to know what type of skills you possess, how you interact with customers, if you are comfortable with working outdoors, working in very dirty houses, and if you possess problem solving skills.
- Will you be willing/able to work in any conditions without restrictions, like weather or sanitation? 1 Answer
Non-negotiable pay. Pay is set by Union/PGW contract
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Founded in 1836, Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is owned by the City of Philadelphia and is the largest municipally owned gas utility in the country. PGW manages a distribution system of approximately 6,000 miles of gas mains and service pipes supplying approximately 500,000 customers. Its operations are managed by a nonprofit corporation, the Philadelphia Facilities ...
Mission: Providing safe, reliable service to the City of Philadelphia