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Quasi government inefficiency privatize ASAP

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

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

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

Other Reviews for Philadelphia Gas Works

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    Waste of time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take your head out of the clouds.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Drop the residency restriction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works

    Pros

    Plenty of experienced (in the industry) people to learn from.
    Offer and pay for almost any type of training if related to you employment.

    Cons

    Residency (must live in the city of Philadelphia)
    Low salary compared to others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop restricting the quality of potential employess by requiring that they live inside the city.

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