Philadelphia Gas Works

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3 people found this helpful  

Weird place. It will eat up your life.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Person in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - IT Person in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works

Pros

- The Company is great for young graduates.
- Excellent continuing education program.
- Pension, after 5 years you get vested.
- Allows you to make mistakes and learn on the job.
- Allows numerous moves within the company to unrelated positions.
- Great heating and air conditioning.
- People are generally happy. A lot of laughter.

Cons

- On surface very friendly, go deeper and its all who you know. People are related: husbands/ wives/ children, girlfriends & boyfriends or they have known each other for 30 years. Be careful who you talk with.
- Management is weak and bends backwards to the whims of City of Philadelphia.
- Serious union issues. No pay raises for management employees for 2 years and union got them.
- Unequal distribution of work, responsibility and pay.
- Promotions and Salaries based upon seniority.
- Intense Micromanagement
- Clock in / out. No trust.
- Very much a "male" company.
- Buildings are falling apart. Grime. Toilets flood. Infestation.
- Very low salaries. (IT is 30% lower than norm.)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Too many VPs and Directors.
- Manage the business. Do not let someone else dictate you.
- Face the reality.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ana

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

    I worked at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    nothing is good about this company

    Cons

    this company sucks..pick and choose people to promote

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take your heads out of ____

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A sad, disorganized company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philadelphia Gas Works

    Pros

    If you are an employee, PGW is probably a great place to work. It's a very relaxed atmosphere. You are required to live within the city limits, but health benefits are free. They hardly ever fire anyone, most people work there for many, many years... so do their brothers, parents, cousins, etc.

    Cons

    Management does not respect the contributions of contractors or employees, processes are written, but rarely followed.
    The buildings are not clean, with leaking roofs and frequently broken HVAC systems.
    The organization as a whole is resistant to change, in spite of statements to the contrary.
    Contractors are treated like second class citizens.

    Doesn't Recommend
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