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Socalgas Reviews

Updated January 6, 2018
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Pros
  • Great benefits, flexibility, company culture (in 22 reviews)

  • Great pay compared to previous dealership employment (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Certain jobs are based on seniority (in 5 reviews)

  • Low Pay, difficult to become a full-time employee, a lot of career people who are waiting to retire (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager's View of Socalgas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Socalgas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    +Job security
    +Great people (feels like a family)
    +Teamwork oriented (heated conflict viewed badly)
    +Pension
    +Depending where you are, can have flexible hours
    +Great job for raising a family

    Cons

    -Slow pace (bureaucratic)
    -Can be frustrating that other people don't want to work as hard
    -Generally poor middle managers (good people though)
    -Pay is not competitive
    -Not many opportunities unless you network hard

    Advice to Management

    I left primarily because I was seeing people with less experience gain titles that normally would take people years to obtain. The inequality and lack of a set succession plan was too stark for me to ignore. The company really needs to rethink how they reward employees. Far too long as Socalgas relied on its model of "well, no one would quit cause we have job security." You are losing talented employees who would instead pursue an MBA at a top 10 school. In 2017 in my division alone, two left. Keep that up and you will always have trouble keeping strong talent.


  2. "Working at the gas tower"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great people to work with. Opportunities to move into different departments. Not a high paced environment.

    Cons

    The office is located in downtown, makes for a tough commute. Processes can move slow.

  3. "Stable and structured work environment. Always changing."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Technician- Residential in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Energy Technician- Residential in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not worried about business stability and there are many different jobs to be had within the same company. A variety of different jobs for men and women.

    Cons

    Ever changing rules and regulations. More responsibility but pay stays relatively the same, even though we are compensated well. Management shifts a lot and can make or break a work place.


  4. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension, pay, and vacation.

    Cons

    Big wigs put tools and instruments out company wide without piloting and getting opinions from those that work out in the field that use them


  5. "Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Socalgas as an intern

    Pros

    Great Pay, Fun Employees, and Easy Jobs

    Cons

    Boring and Lots of Driving


  6. "Lead Fleet Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Fleet Technician
    Current Employee - Lead Fleet Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, pension, holidays, vacation etc... Union representation. Great pay compared to previous dealership employment. A+ company ethics.

    Cons

    Some employees can take advantage of their union rights.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Fast Pace. Overall Good Company

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    We can always do a better job of communicating to the team.

  8. "Good People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Socalgas as a contractor

    Pros

    Good people, consistent work, always something happeing

    Cons

    Low Pay, difficult to become a full-time employee, a lot of career people who are waiting to retire.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Various opportunities within different organizations internally.

    Cons

    Not a "state of the art" tech company if that is what you are looking for...


  10. "jobs"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Socalgas as an intern

    Pros

    once you get in there are lots of options at the gas company

    Cons

    test are harder then they look for the positions


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