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Washington Gas Light Company Chairman & CEO Terry D. McCallister
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  1. "loction, location, location!"

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    Former Employee - Helper Mechanic in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Helper Mechanic in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, extensive training, union, benefits

    Cons

    never home, travel time, traveling 100 miles to and from, plus the over time that you WILL get, sometime 16 straight, leaves no time to rest or see the family, Also, a lot of racial bias

    Advice to Management

    Place people close to home


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Be forewarned"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Stability (Many have worked 20+ years for company)
    - Competitive pay
    - Co-workers that are hard working

    Cons

    - Oudated concepts and ways of thinking
    - Refusal to embrace change
    - Safety culture that is outdated and reactive in nature
    - Too much politics
    - In ability to make change, especially in the areas of safety
    - Favoritism, bias, nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Old Boys club and replace it with people who are knowledgeable about the work being done. It doesnt matter if you manager is a member of the same golf club. Get rid of the bias and embrace new ideas. Also make management employees accountable for their actions. Review leading facts and stats on your management staff. If you have supervisors and managers who can not lead, or who have several altercations with their staff, or if there is high turnover in a department, act swiftly and immediatley to rectify the situation before you ruin the reputation of the compay as a whole.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunity, tough culture."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work.
    Steady work loads.
    Connects to so many area businesses and leadership.
    Many interesting aspects to the business creating opportunity for career mobility.

    Cons

    Old fashioned culture.
    Risk aversion.
    Critical functions are outsourced overseas creating frustration with customers and employees.
    Lots of bottlenecks in customer processes.

    Advice to Management

    Critical functions should be handled in-house. Not enough modern options to connect with customers. Not enough employee engagement.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Its an okay place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hours can be flexible, ability to telecommute, you can advance your career if you prove yourself. Most people are generally nice. Downtown office is very nice and is easily accessible by public transportation.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and restructuring occurs in several departments. It can be difficult to plan a long term career with the constant departmental change. Leadership is not very well liked by the masses. Several leadership decisions have had a very negative impact on employee morale over the past 5 years. There is a lot of turnover in finance.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the impact of leadership decisions on the masses. Create career opportunities for all employees, not just a chosen few.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "weird"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good benefits stable OVERALL organization

    Cons

    if you don't belong to the proper clique you are ALWAYS an outsider..CONSTANT "re-engineering" constant PURPOSEFUL instability.

    Advice to Management

    let your people work.


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