Washington Gas Light Company Reviews

Updated May 5, 2015
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Washington Gas Light Company Chairman & CEO Terry D. McCallister
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  1. Helpful (1)

    They replaced a majority their employees with contractors.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Springfield, VA

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The benefits were great for management employees.

    Cons

    The pay was low because the benefits were good.

    Advice to Management

    What management? They outsourced American jobs to foreign countries/


  2. Good opportunity, tough culture.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Its an okay place to work

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

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

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

    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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    weird

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company

    Pros

    good benefits stable OVERALL organization

    Cons

    if you don't belong to the proper clique you are ALWAYS an outsider..CONSTANT "re-engineering" constant PURPOSEFUL instability.

    Advice to Management

    let your people work.


  6. Supervisor

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Benefits
        - Retirement
        - PTO
        - Holidays
         - Work Life

    Cons

    - Clearly defined Career Path
    -


  7. Helpful (1)

    Construction Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Construction Supervisor in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor work life balance for management


  8. Restructuring taking place

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Job advancements

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    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company

    Pros

    The benifits packages are still structured extremely well and are indicative to current standards. Medical and dental are above average for area and include other insurance options. The utilities market is a very stable environment at current times for vocational workers.

    Cons

    The IT and upper management positions leave very little room if any fro advancement. The corporate structure reorganizes about every three to four years. This will include outsourcing with elimination of certain job titles without much notification. The chance for job training or improvement is extremely limited, leaving very little room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    A more progressive mentoring structure and feed back from employees that can be included in the new corprate environment would be appreciated. The need for retaining middle aged employees and advancing them over older retirement aged employees would lead to long term success as a business model and would further usless need to retrain and reorganize every few years.


  11. 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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



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