Washington Gas Light Company Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Washington Gas Light Company Chairman & CEO Terry D. McCallister
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  1. LST

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    Current Employee - Leak Survey Technician in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Leak Survey Technician in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for any and everyone.

    Cons

    You get yourself fired for going against company policies.

    Advice to Management

    Develop talents and encourage education.


  2. Be forewarned

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Stability (Many have worked 20+ years for company) - Competitive pay - Co-workers that are hard working

    Cons

    - Oudated concepts and ways of thinking - Refusal to embrace change - Safety culture that is outdated and reactive in nature - Too much politics - In ability to make change, especially in the areas of safety - Favoritism, bias, nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Old Boys club and replace it with people who are knowledgeable about the work being done. It doesnt matter if you manager is a member of the same golf club. Get rid of the bias and embrace new ideas. Also make management employees accountable for their actions. Review leading facts and stats on your management staff. If you have supervisors and managers who can not lead, or who have several altercations with their staff, or if there is high turnover in a department, act swiftly and immediatley to rectify the situation before you ruin the reputation of the compay as a whole.


  3. Good opportunity, tough culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work. Steady work loads. Connects to so many area businesses and leadership. Many interesting aspects to the business creating opportunity for career mobility.

    Cons

    Old fashioned culture. Risk aversion. Critical functions are outsourced overseas creating frustration with customers and employees. Lots of bottlenecks in customer processes.

    Advice to Management

    Critical functions should be handled in-house. Not enough modern options to connect with customers. Not enough employee engagement.


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  5. Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Benefits - Retirement - PTO - Holidays - Work Life

    Cons

    - Clearly defined Career Path -


  6. Helpful (1)

    Overall a great place to work. Pay could be better

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security, re-branding initiative, interesting problems, lots and lots of data, work from home ability, really good 401k and healthcare benefits,

    Cons

    Career development can be slow. A lot of the company are people that have been there for 20+ years so they are not always very receptive to younger analysts challenging decisions based on data or statistics. There's a lot of data but the way in which it is organized is across various relational databases, consolidation into a cloud-based solution would be very beneficial.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more when making IT decisions. There's far too much overlap in terms of databases and analytical tools/software


  7. Helpful (1)

    Adverse to change

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CEO, CEO, CFO, VP HR, Division Leader of Investor Relation are all approachable and great leaders.

    Cons

    Company as a whole is adverse ti change, holding management accountable, and communicating down. Women are not treated fairly in regards to pay.

    Advice to Management

    Assess management and departmental structure. Then implement a mass reorganization. Consider effectiveness of Directors and the length if time they held open positions vacant. If longer than 6 months, where the staffing level fell below half staff, should be counseled and staff should be compensated for unjust work load and hours.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Construction Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Construction Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Construction Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are willing to dedication time and attention, you have the ability of growth.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance for management


  9. Restructuring taking place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Teleworking policy, restructuring across retail and utility businesses, very much needed to grow business revenues.

    Cons

    Not hiring the right individuals with the right skill sets at the lower level management.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Its an okay place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hours can be flexible, ability to telecommute, you can advance your career if you prove yourself. Most people are generally nice. Downtown office is very nice and is easily accessible by public transportation.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and restructuring occurs in several departments. It can be difficult to plan a long term career with the constant departmental change. Leadership is not very well liked by the masses. Several leadership decisions have had a very negative impact on employee morale over the past 5 years. There is a lot of turnover in finance.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the impact of leadership decisions on the masses. Create career opportunities for all employees, not just a chosen few.


  11. Helpful (1)

    My eMy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome manager, fair practices, and downtown near all of the government actions. Great atmosphere and work life balance

    Cons

    They did not fully utilize my educational background and their salary is not competitive at all with the overall market with a graduate degree as well as the cost of living.



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