Philadelphia Gas Works

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Philadelphia Gas Works Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
13 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance. Optional compressed work week. Great benefits -- Free health benefits, a lot of holidays. Pension plan with 5-year vesting.

    Wonderful people.

    Overall, best place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    Slow career advancement. Potential sale looming. Union environment creates opposition to positive change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Drop the residency restriction

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    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.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Busy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works

    Pros

    Many projects but oftentimes not much follow of management on the provided information. Many projects keep employees busy, the day flies by.

    Cons

    Old-school business. Tasks take forever, employees drag their feet. Oftentimes stated that they want to do things better but for the most part, nothing is done.

    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  6.  

    In search of a new career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compressor Operator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Compressor Operator in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Some of the pros are, you get paid every week. You get to meet & work with all types of people. Your also learning a skill or trade, that you can take with you anywhere.

    Cons

    Your out there in the elements, rain,snow, morning, noon & night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your distribution workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    It was a good experience

    Former Employee - Procurement Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Procurement Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The family atmosphere. You feel like your working with family everyday and your not watching the clock all day long.

    Cons

    They are set in their ways as a very old company. Not quick to change.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Start

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to move up quickly.
    Work is not incredibly difficult.
    No Overtime
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Salary is below average.
    Very little career direction.
    Cannot work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good employees or they will leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A sad, disorganized company

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ana

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

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