Socalgas Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
32 Reviews
3.9
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    By far the best company I have ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative -4  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative -4 in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Socalgas part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, happy work environment, excellent core values and work ethics. People that work here are intelligent, highly trained, committed to providing the best customer service, value safety first, and truly care for every single customer and employee.

    Cons

    I cannot say anything bad about this organization. Not one bad word...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great pay, benefits, and job stability

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative -4  in  Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative -4 in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Socalgas part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent pay, excellent benefits (pretty decent even for PT employees), numerous job locations across SoCal, union representation

    Cons

    It is really difficult to make it out of a part time position. Technically, it's based on seniority, but then they have the right to rake you across the coals in an interview even if you already possess the qualifications. Everyone in the company knows it's all about who you know if you want to get across the PT-FT bridge. After that you make FT though it's pretty much based SOLELY on seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to be so nepotistic, quit making it so painfully obvious all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Intern II Senior Engineering  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern II Senior Engineering in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Socalgas as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay and good people

    Cons

    not challenging and boring sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great people and pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible place to work. Don't waste your time here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Socalgas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None. I'm required to place fillers here.

    Cons

    None. Tax credit hires. Terrible working conditions. Management plays favorite, and promote kiss-but employees. No one is your friend here.

    Management plays def to employee complaints, supervisors don't know what time it is, they lack basic education, and lack command for the English language.

    Supervisors lack the necessary tools to reduce overall cost, they lack the inability to improve employee performance, and also lack the ability to do their job effectively. The bottom line is that a high school student with 10 years work experience is trying to do what an MBA is prepared to do, and management still promotes supervisors that worked with them years ago.

    So the management will play favorite, even though these supervisors don't know what six sigma is even though its free to learn at the firm, these supervisors don't want to learn. So supervisors are just watching out that their jobs are not in or won't be taken away from them. Company is filled with engineers, and these people lack basic human interaction, and can't communicate effectively in person, and majority of times they are rude, condescending, and lack common courtesy to other employees.

    Employees with true management and leadership experience will usually be fired for unbeknownst reasons, because they pose the biggest threats to immediate supervisors. Managers overly train employees, which reduces employee performance, and even creates employee distractions. Supervisors if your training your employees with anything, let it be relevant to the employees actual work your wasting company time and money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First of all go to school, finish your education. Second of all management needs to get their heads out of the sand (managers, and directors), supervisors are running this company to the ground.

    These supervisors leading departments of 20-30 employees have these positions because they have been with the company for years, and not because they are qualified.

    Terrible supervisors, and even worse managers, they keep promoting mediocrity at its best. Most supervisors are uneducated, and hardly know how to draft proper emails, so they lack basic command of the English language. Supervisors are easily threatened by employees who are educated and have true management potential. These supervisors couldn't manage a checking account, let alone a department of 20-30 employees.

    Absolutely terrible place to work, full of political relationships waiting to backstabbing you at any moments notice. Employees are worse, employees will gossip and gossip, and will take advantage of the employers by taking 2-3 hour lunches, and the employees will promote stealing company time. Worse place to work. Place is full of introverts who can't tell you straight up how they feel. Supervisors are trying to do their jobs and failing to do so.

    Processes that should be done by MBAs are being done by people who don't know what an AA degree is, because they don't have one. Terrible place to work. If your an introvert, hate speaking to people face to face, like terrible managers, and enjoy being back stabbed, by all means this place sucks. Wouldn't wish it upon my worse nightmare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Pico Rivera office is the best ;)

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    Former Employee - Records Clerk  in  Pico Rivera, CA
    Former Employee - Records Clerk in Pico Rivera, CA

    I worked at Socalgas as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is great, great benefits, people there are great. you are actually valued as an employee and person, opportunity for advancement, flexible schedules, help pay for school, union job

    Cons

    everything based on seniority, not too many openings :(

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Socalgas as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work in the downtown headquarters. The work culture is very nice - plenty of diverse and young talent in my group.

    Cons

    My program was just starting up, so there was plenty of movement and changing policies at the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Its great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Socalgas

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience. The managers are really helpful and patient.

    Cons

    It can be a lot of work at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing really

  9.  

    Good luck if you don't like schmoozing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Socalgas full-time

    Pros

    The DTLA office building is in a fantastic location that can't be beat and the company does a good job communicating with its employees about the company's performance and the status of major projects.

    Given the regulated nature of the industry management does an okay job, but it's at the mercy of unelected regulators and the unions.

    Cons

    The company chooses people for advancement based on sociability and it's almost like joining a high school clique; if you don't conform or if you attempt to do things differently, you'll get passed over and a target will be placed on your back. The company claims it wants to be more innovative but actually rewards conformity.

    If you're introverted and don't spend an inordinate amount of time lunching, dining, and schmoozing over your bosses you'll never get promoted. If you go to lunch alone to clear your head you'll be judged negatively. This company rewards the wrong behaviors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The constant budget fire drills need to stop. This cycle can't continue forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Planning Associate  in  Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Planning Associate in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Socalgas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits. Company is stable

    Cons

    Advancement needs to be done differently but since it's based on the Union and years of service and not the most qualified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more mentoring opportunities. Promote those who are qualified not those who brown nose.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Records Clerk  in  Pico Rivera, CA
    Former Employee - Records Clerk in Pico Rivera, CA

    I worked at Socalgas as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The people there are great (both coworkers and management)
    Union
    Pay/Benefits
    Very flexible with schedules

    Cons

    Promotions based on seniority but should maybe be based on experience and how hard one works

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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