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www.pgworks.com
Philadelphia, PA
201 to 500 employees
1836
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Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Founded in 1836, Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is owned by the City of Philadelphia and is the largest municipally owned gas utility in the country.

PGW manages a distribution system of approximately 6,000 miles of gas mains and service pipes supplying ... Read more

Mission: Providing safe, reliable service to the City of Philadelphia

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Philadelphia, PA
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    I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    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

    Cons

    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.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Philadelphia Gas Works (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know what LNG stands for?   1 Answer
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