Washington Gas Light Company

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Washington Gas Light Company Reviews

Updated 16 May, 2014
Updated 16 May, 2014
8 Reviews
2.7
8 Reviews
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Washington Gas Light Company Chairman & CEO Terry D. McCallister
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its an okay place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My eMy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company

    Pros

    Awesome manager, fair practices, and downtown near all of the government actions. Great atmosphere and work life balance

    Cons

    They did not fully utilize my educational background and their salary is not competitive at all with the overall market with a graduate degree as well as the cost of living.

  3.  

    Not too much work for interns, but great environment

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company as an intern

    Pros

    You do learn a lot through shadowing
    team oriented
    Great HR

    Cons

    its pretty slow
    nothing to keep you busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    prepare work for interns prior to them coming

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company but stale mentality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer  in  Springfield, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Springfield, VA (US)

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed my experience with Washington Gas

    Cons

    There tends to be a very static environment that resists change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst  in  Springfield, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Springfield, VA (US)

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company as a contractor

    Pros

    solid management, active in community

    Cons

    overall good company to work for

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    weird

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company

    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 ManagementAdvice

    let your people work.

  8.  

    They replaced a majority their employees with contractors.

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    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Springfield, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Springfield, VA (US)

    I worked at Washington Gas Light Company

    Pros

    The benefits were great for management employees.

    Cons

    The pay was low because the benefits were good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management? They outsourced American jobs to foreign countries/

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Job advancements

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    Current Employee - Operations Technician  in  Springfield, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Springfield, VA (US)

    I have been working at Washington Gas Light Company

    Pros

    The benifits packages are still structured extremely well and are indicative to current standards. Medical and dental are above average for area and include other insurance options. The utilities market is a very stable environment at current times for vocational workers.

    Cons

    The IT and upper management positions leave very little room if any fro advancement. The corporate structure reorganizes about every three to four years. This will include outsourcing with elimination of certain job titles without much notification. The chance for job training or improvement is extremely limited, leaving very little room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more progressive mentoring structure and feed back from employees that can be included in the new corprate environment would be appreciated. The need for retaining middle aged employees and advancing them over older retirement aged employees would lead to long term success as a business model and would further usless need to retrain and reorganize every few years.

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