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"Weird place. It will eat up your life."

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Person in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - IT Person in Philadelphia, PA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

- The Company is great for young graduates.
- Excellent continuing education program.
- Pension, after 5 years you get vested.
- Allows you to make mistakes and learn on the job.
- Allows numerous moves within the company to unrelated positions.
- Great heating and air conditioning.
- People are generally happy. A lot of laughter.

Cons

- On surface very friendly, go deeper and its all who you know. People are related: husbands/ wives/ children, girlfriends & boyfriends or they have known each other for 30 years. Be careful who you talk with.
- Management is weak and bends backwards to the whims of City of Philadelphia.
- Serious union issues. No pay raises for management employees for 2 years and union got them.
- Unequal distribution of work, responsibility and pay.
- Promotions and Salaries based upon seniority.
- Intense Micromanagement
- Clock in / out. No trust.
- Very much a "male" company.
- Buildings are falling apart. Grime. Toilets flood. Infestation.
- Very low salaries. (IT is 30% lower than norm.)

Advice to Management

- Too many VPs and Directors.
- Manage the business. Do not let someone else dictate you.
- Face the reality.

Other Employee Reviews for Philadelphia Gas Works

  1. "Staff Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and training program.

    Cons

    Workload varies during the winter and is dependent on environmental conditions.


  2. "PGW review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    PGW offers a great family atmosphere that has various opportunities for advancement. The benefits are industry leading as well.

    Cons

    Many of the older employees have a low moral and trouble accepting that PGW has evolved and modernizing.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of explaining the need to modernize and why the company has taken the initiatives it has.

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