Philadelphia Gas Works - Good pay, but not a great place to start a career as an engineer if you truly want to learn something | Glassdoor
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"Good pay, but not a great place to start a career as an engineer if you truly want to learn something"

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Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
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I worked at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good benefits; Diversity; location; friendly co-workers

Cons

- less opportunity to learn because heavy work is outsourced to private company
- Municipally owned company

Other Employee Reviews for Philadelphia Gas Works

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to be if you don't like to work"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Very difficult to get fired

    Cons

    Very low salary
    you have to know someone to get ahead
    IT are second class employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of IT or you will be forced to outsource who ever is left


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Quasi government inefficiency privatize ASAP"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Slow pace, low stress, Used to have plentiful parking (key words- used to)

    Cons

    Low pay, very inefficient, overstaffed, essentially a workfare organization. there are some very bright people here but they are greatly outnumbered by the not so bright people. and there a lot of people here, way too many to the point that it diminishes productivity. No formal telecommuting program, no wifi, but who needs it when average employees don't receive mobile tech (laptops, tablets, smartphones). Parking is hard to come by and if you don't get a spot, you very much risk getting your car broken into. Location is terrible. Facilities are abysmal- dirty, cold/hot, roaches, etc. Much could be forgiven if there was no residency requirement, but alas, there is. Another wing of the 'Philadelphia machine' - stay away.

    Advice to Management

    sell this place asap

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