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Washington Gas Light Company Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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Washington Gas Light Company Chairman & CEO Terry D. McCallister
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  1. "Sr. Safety Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Specialist in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Safety Specialist in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the diversity and the opportunities for advancement in the organization,

    Cons

    Favoritism and some employees are very sneaky, so watch your back. I was wrongfully terminated and was not given time to rebuttal. Did not feel I could trust management.


  2. "Director, HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close knit management team; embraces employee development

    Cons

    Few opportunities to move quickly into upper management

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company full-time

    Pros

    Job security and lots of training programs.

    Cons

    Low salary, huge disconnect with HR department.


  4. "Awesome company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off is excellent, good benefits and great pay.

    Cons

    Union vs management can be an issue at times. Just like any other company, people complain and believe they have it rough but trust me working in the private sector is much worse!


  5. "Company Overall"

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits is good in terms of generous paid time off (including all holidays) and the ability to telecommute two to three days a week for many departments.

    Cons

    Commute is challenging whether it is to the DC, Springfield, or Vienna location. There are systems and tools used that are outdated (compared to industry standards) which hinder efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to listen to the employees comments and feedback and do take them seriously.


  6. "Washington Gas, A Great Place To Work."

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Forestville, MD
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Forestville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great on the job training and work environment. A lot of skill taught were may also be used in many other jobs. The Pay is also excellent.

    Cons

    Shift Work may sometimes cause you to miss holidays with family. Working overtime or a double shift is expected. you must be able to work in all types of weather.

    Advice to Management

    Please set up a refural system for Employees moving out of state with other Natural Gas Companies across the Nation.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Revenue Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Revenue Accountant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Revenue Accountant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management needs to improve employee retention and promotion opportunities for current employees.

    Cons

    Office Politics
    Promotional Potential
    DC Office location inconvenient for commuting

    Advice to Management

    Invest in development of employee work force.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are like family...yearly bonuses and salary increases...cafeteria in building

    Cons

    honestly didn't experience anything negative


  10. "Back Office/Middle Office Senior Acquisition Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Back Office in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Back Office in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and very supporting management

    Cons

    A Lck of Career Advancement


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