South Jersey Industries

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South Jersey Industries Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
9 Reviews
2.9
9 Reviews
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South Jersey Industries Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, South Jersey Gas; President, Marina Energy and South Jersey Resources Ed Graham
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  1.  

    Working in IT? Stay away!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Folsom, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Folsom, NJ

    I worked at South Jersey Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Good people work there

    Cons

    Time off isn't good. Only get 10 days per year. If it snows, forget working from home. You will have to trek into Folsom or they will dock your pay. Working in IT and a software developer? Do not work here! Pay doens't come close to marketet standards. IT department outsources any and all good projects leaving software developers to do junk work. Old IT director worked towards bringing projects back in house. New IT director is going back towards the outsource direction. Stay away! There is no growth there as a developer as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of new IT director. She is toxic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Union shop.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, NJ

    I have been working at South Jersey Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you work for the utility, and are in the union, you will be set.

    Cons

    Any of the non-reg staff are over-worked, underpaid and not appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change up management. There is such a high level of turn-over. Talented staff are leaving while we are getting additional workloads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Retirement Village

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Folsom, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Folsom, NJ

    I worked at South Jersey Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Don't have to do much just watch the clock then go home.

    Cons

    Where dreams go to die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change stop good old boy promotion network.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Toxic culture true

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at South Jersey Industries full-time

    Pros

    There is not a lot to say here except that you can work 40 hours and go home. So it provides a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    The most toxic culture post does sum up the company. They are out of touch with current practices and pay scales. The employees do not accept change at all, even if it is for the best of the company. They do not promote based upon merit but just moving those that have been there for too long. The employees they promote do not "rock the boat", if you challenge the their "norm" they do retaliate against you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on merit, your company will benefit much more than it currently is. Also, start retiring or firing those who do not produce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    SJI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at South Jersey Industries

    Pros

    The company provides a great work/life balance, not asking too much of its employees. However, the workload can still be challenging. There are many growth opportunities and plenty of smart, nice people.

    Cons

    Company can sometimes be very slow moving and government like. Promote with age and primarily promote from within, not always based on merit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Highly demanding work load

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Folsom, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Folsom, PA

    I have been working at South Jersey Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work load in environment filled with talented people at all levels. High pay for union staff. Company has great financial stability. Capital plan for next several years guarantees continued need for current staffing levels and more.

    Cons

    Professional staff paid at sub market rate causing much talent to leave once they've developed experience with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to your professional staff and how to retain experienced talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Most toxic culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional in Folsom, NJ
    Current Employee - Professional in Folsom, NJ

    I have been working at South Jersey Industries full-time

    Pros

    There are no pro's to working here

    Cons

    This is by far the worst company I have ever worked for. They are out of touch with modern business practices. If you are a young ambitious professional looking to make a difference I would not recommend working here. The company rewards meritocracy and if you challenge the norm you will be blacklisted. Most of the strategic work is outsourced, so the work primarily done in house is more administrative in nature. The compensation is far below market standards, and the benefit plan is very old school. If you were hired after 2009 your benefits are far less than what seasoned employees are offered. Union employees make more than management/professional level employees. Its a culture of entitlement, and a majority of the employees have been with the company far too long. Overall they are out of touch. The Senior executive staff is the most narcissistic group of individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop some morals and integrity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Best company in the area

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at South Jersey Industries

    Pros

    Competative pay and benefits, great hours and good people. The company takes good care of its employees. Rewards hard workers and takes notice of those who want to excel.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people that have been there too long. The company does its best to accomidate everyone but there are no ways to please everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, take care of the people that take care of the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    south jersey gas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Utility Worker First Class
    Former Employee - Utility Worker First Class

    I worked at South Jersey Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    GREAT BENEFITS. low turnover rate Great salaries

    Cons

    inconsistant rules for employees there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hands on & less going by committee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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