Philadelphia Gas Works

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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

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.

Other reviews for Philadelphia Gas Works

  1.  

    Weird place. It will eat up your life.

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

    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
  2.  

    Ana

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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