WGES Reviews

Updated May 21, 2015
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  1. Usually Corporate change is a good thing, not this time around

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WGES full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    At it's best it was a great place to work, great leadership even though the business model became stagnate, family friendly and great office envirnoment.

    Cons

    Welcome to little Constellation, most of top executives have been pushed out including the president who is well respected in the energy field and considered a green energy pioneer. New leadership has turned it into a shark tank sales environment and has surrounded himself with individuals that worked with him at Constellation. The company has lost 15-20 top employees the last year and have not replaced them with talent that remotely looks like the talent they forced out. The current structure of the company is bound to fail, can't run every good employee off and not replace them but continue the phase "It will get better." One year later and things have gotten worse, glad I left when I did, it is not the place I worked at for many years.

    Advice to Management

    I assume they are cleaning up the books to sell to a larger supplier at this point. Based off their business decisions the last year, this makes perfect sense.


  2. Was once great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WGES full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a great environment to work in, where creative and hard-working people pulled together to achieve a common goal. Had a good HR department before consolidation.

    Cons

    Divisive management that doesn't seem to care about the people. Difficult industry to succeed in. Little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the team spirit, and not just in words.


  3. Was a nice place to work...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WGES

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, convenient office location

    Cons

    compensation bellow market value, no room for career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    share your plans


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  5. Was once a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WGES

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This place offers great benefits and lots of vacation, and great people plus the atmosphere is pretty laid back with regards to dress code.

    Cons

    Turbulent atmosphere, feels much more corporate since they founder left. Often there is too much complacency with the way things are done and an unwillingness to change to make things work better.


  6. Still working, going nowhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at WGES full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package and will work with sick/vacation and schedules. Old climate was great, great atmosphere, happy place to work.

    Cons

    Growing pains for 3 years is too long. Best employees leaving. C-level plays management games. Highered new upper level that has ruined moral, stunted customer growth and is basically pushing out people they don't like. Overspends budgets on wrong companies...and moves budgets around to spend on friends.

    Advice to Management

    If your profits are down and your customer base drops, take a good look at your time line. You'll see the most obvious of reasons why. You can't have someone who knows nothing, running the company into the ground...and continue to allow it. It makes for a bad climate both in morale but in the marketplace.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great, simple, easygoing place to work if you're not looking for too much excitement.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WGES

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere and easygoing work environment. Everyone I worked with was incredibly nice and friendly. If I had a question about something, they all were very approachable and did their best to help. The work environment is pretty stress-free and as long as you work at a decent pace, you'll be fine.

    Cons

    Some of the work is just boring. After all, you're working at a gas company. A lot of times there is just a lack of communication and understanding between employees and senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Be able to implement change quicker throughout the organization, and listen to the feedback of your employees. Improve the IT department.


  8. Growing comptant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WGES

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pro family benefits and vacation are very good.

    Cons

    Growing pain currently. Commute, suburban


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WGES

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work and family balance small office setting, big company size ability to think outside the box friendly atmosphere smart individuals that take pride in their work

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement micromanagement happens alot the mentaility of we have always done it this way needs to be changed



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