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Philadelphia Gas Works Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tuition Assistance
    Benefits
    Deferred Compensation Plan

    Cons

    Not able to work remotely


  2. "Hmmmmm"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal
    Former Employee - Paralegal

    I worked at Philadelphia Gas Works (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy to get hired if you are a CSR

    Cons

    Sweat Shop. You have to live in the City of Philadelphia in order to be considered for a perm. position

    Advice to Management

    More promotions for people with real experience not people you know.

  3. "Staff Engineer"

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    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.


  4. "PGW review"

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    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.


  5. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience, Welcoming team members and managers, Competetive pay with tons of benefits, Flexible hours to fit people's schedule.

    Cons

    Little further from home, May hit traffic on I95 while going to work,

    Advice to Management

    Recruit more college students from different college campuses, Conduct information session to promote PGW in and around community, Involve more young age students and high schoolers to participate in rotational programs or research and development


  6. "Enginnering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture and environment. Projects allotted appropriate amount of time.

    Cons

    At times can be boring, but depends on seasonal work required.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Field Service Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great health benefits. Most coworkers are friendly and easy to get along with. In house training is good but only if you want to learn. This company is what you put into it. If you work hard and do your job well, it will get noticed by direct supervision, but that's it, no other incentive. Good opportunities for advancement and company paid education. Very exciting and fast paced at times responding to gas leaks, fires, carbon monoxide alarms, you never know what you're walking into. Over all not a bad place to work, I've had way worse job experiences.

    Cons

    Long hours, mandatory overtime, micro managed, weak union, no incentive for good/hard work, too many links in the chain of command and the top has no clue what goes on at the bottom, with some exceptions. Some nepotism and favoritism. Very old fashioned policies, techniques, and tech. Working in various locations and weather, sometimes can be dirty. Some people may not like working with natural gas in sometimes dangerous environments.

    Advice to Management

    Update policies, procedures and technology in the field. Reward good work.

  8. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits, completely free and great coverage

    Cons

    Shift work and weekend schedule


  9. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT intern experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get to know each component of HR with a focus in one secific department.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this position. At All.


  10. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment. Strong team oriented culture. Employees were very helpful and easy to get a long with.

    Cons

    Working outdoors during winter months takes a little getting used to.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a really good job with the development of their new employees. This positive trend needs to continue.


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