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Socalgas Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, flexibility, company culture (in 16 reviews)

  • There is good pay and flexible hours (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Director positions can be based on seniority (years of service) and usually promoted within the company (in 5 reviews)

  • If you are entering the company as a CSR from the outside, it takes FOREVER to become full time (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Socalgas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a very stable company. Many opportunities to move to different departments and advance. Many cross training options across multiple departments.

    Cons

    Management employees were not offered overtime. Often it was expected that employees work 50+ hours per week without any additional compensation.


  3. "Business Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Business Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Lots of job opportunities

    Cons

    Can get stuck without ability to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Even managers need to be able to listen to counter points of views.


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  5. "Business Practices"

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    • 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

    I worked at Socalgas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large Company with many geographically local opportunities

    Cons

    High focus of diversity, low focus on experience and results when making many hiring decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Spend your budgets on the people you promised to serve.


  6. "Good work, but not a career choice for me."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meter Reader in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Meter Reader in Garden Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent work, you start early and end early (this is only from a part-time perspective). Get lots of exercise and meet a lot of people while working. A great company if you are looking for a safe and stable company to work for.

    Cons

    Whatever the weather or temperature of the day, you work. Also, since meter reading is going away due to automatic meters, the workforce is dying down and the job isn't as important as it used to be. To move to other positions you must complete multiple tests before they even consider you, even if you are the best person for the job. Same goes for seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to everyone, and help the work environment stay fun.


  7. "Best benefits and competitive pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    401 k match up to 6%
    5k a year cash pension vested after 3 years
    Tuition reimbursement
    Flexible schedule and sick/vacay time
    Remote work
    Offered

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities to promote from within
    It's in Downtown Los Angeles

    Advice to Management

    Add more promo toting from within / growth tiers


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor to New Hire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Staffing Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The SoCal Gas staff is very friendly and welcoming. Since my arrival back in June the staff has been very helpful and supportive. They have made themselves available to answer any questions I have. I appreciate being able to get assistance from all my team members. Each week I look forward to singing the Friday song and celebrating the coming weekend.

    Cons

    As a new team member you can feel a bit like a burden to your busy colleagues constantly asking questions. It would be great to have a visual training aide (screen shots) to assist with the multiple systems needed in the department. Verbal direction can only get you so far and your hand can cramp from all the notes. I personally learn from others teaching me and applying what I learn.

    Advice to Management

    I have not been here long enough to give advice. My main focus it getting my work done.


  9. "A Company You Can Be At Your Whole Life"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good work environment - people who are both professional and welcoming, appreciate their focus on safety and their willingness to give back to employees, and the company treats their employees well in terms of benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    A little slower at embracing new technology and pressing issue of attracting and retaining new talent from younger workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Start implementing more initiatives to reach out to recent graduates and design succession plans that allow for the long-term development of even entry-level positions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Meter Reader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meter Reader in Whittier, CA
    Former Employee - Meter Reader in Whittier, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for a lot of great opportunities.

    Cons

    Great company to work for all around.


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Meter Technician in South Gate, CA
    Current Employee - Auto Meter Technician in South Gate, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive pay once you are a full timer. Definitely will put your in the middle class

    Cons

    Company is very structured and that structure can vary greatly from base to base


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