Mission: Providing safe, reliable service to the City of Philadelphia
I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (More than 3 years)
Benefits. In-house schooling for skills. Raises every 6 months and a Union contract raise every May for Field Service Department. Plenty of OT. Choice of Pension or a 401(B) with a 457 plan.
Union, provides decent pay and protection
Shift work. Low entry-level pay that is unattractive to recruit skilled workers. It takes almost 8 years for top rate. Uneducated managers in key high level positions(HS Diploma) that climbed ranks through years of service and time in positions. Union, provides protection for bums and seniority.
Advice to Management
Teamwork is paramount. Positions above Supervisors do not realize their actions or inaction's are detrimental to workforce moral. They do not hold regular meetings with workforce to know what is good/bad. New employees hear names but cannot add a face because they do not show it. Hard to keep a happy face and follows orders if they come from a ghost behind a desk.
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Philadelphia Gas Works (New York, NY).
Interview took about a half an hour and there were four people conducting the interview. Three of them were engineering managers and one was an HR representative. They asked what courses I had taken that could be applicable for the natural gas industry, and I listed a couple classes including fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.
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