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Good pay, but not a great place to start a career as an engineer if you truly want to learn something

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Former Employee - Plant Engineer  in  Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good benefits; Diversity; location; friendly co-workers

Cons

- less opportunity to learn because heavy work is outsourced to private company
- Municipally owned company

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Other Reviews for Philadelphia Gas Works

  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Good place to be if you don't like to work

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    Current Employee - Information Technology  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Very difficult to get fired

    Cons

    Very low salary
    you have to know someone to get ahead
    IT are second class employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of IT or you will be forced to outsource who ever is left

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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