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Philadelphia Gas Works Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Drop the residency restriction"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Plenty of experienced (in the industry) people to learn from.
    Offer and pay for almost any type of training if related to you employment.

    Cons

    Residency (must live in the city of Philadelphia)
    Low salary compared to others.

    Advice to Management

    Stop restricting the quality of potential employess by requiring that they live inside the city.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "PGW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time

    Pros

    good pay and benefits. good people

    Cons

    corporate policies are terrible and long hours

    Advice to Management

    work as a team

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Work life balance. Optional compressed work week. Great benefits -- Free health benefits, a lot of holidays. Pension plan with 5-year vesting.

    Wonderful people.

    Overall, best place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    Slow career advancement. Potential sale looming. Union environment creates opposition to positive change.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT intern experience!"

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    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.


  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. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Busy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Many projects but oftentimes not much follow of management on the provided information. Many projects keep employees busy, the day flies by.

    Cons

    Old-school business. Tasks take forever, employees drag their feet. Oftentimes stated that they want to do things better but for the most part, nothing is done.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Compressor Operator"

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    Former Employee - Compressor Operator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Compressor Operator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay after two years, great benefits, lots of overtime if you like it

    Cons

    Union could be better, long days, petty co-workers
    A few lazy foremans


  10. "Project Manager"

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

    I worked at Philadelphia Gas Works full-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork and great benefits at PGW.

    Cons

    The salary was lower than other companies due to PGW being owned by the city.

    Advice to Management

    Consider raising the salaries for employees or at least giving salaried employees an automatic cost of living increase each year.


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