SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY Employee Reviews

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Senior Category Management Advisor
Senior Category Management Advisor (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 1, 2018
• Plans and manages all contract related activities and processes associated with the procurement of high-value/high-risk goods and services.
• Responsible for supporting multiple Category Managers within the portfolio.
• Leads and collaborates with Business Unit managers and support staff, as well as cross-functional teams within Supply Management and throughout the organization.
• Manages very high-value/ very high-risk contracts, evaluates supplier proposals, leads negotiations and the development of contract award recommendations, and establishes and maintains favorable supplier relationships.
• Prepares contract-related documents; recommends contract awards based on justifiable evaluation criteria; develops supplier proposal criteria and evaluation tools, evaluates supplier proposals; negotiates contracts; establishes contract attributes, remedies, and options; drafts special contract language; leads and identifies supplier alliance opportunities; resolves conflict between suppliers and company; mentors and trains lower level contracting agents and support staff.
• Conducts Industry and Supplier Analysis using: Excel pivot tables, Bureau of Labor Statistics Indices, SWOT Analysis, Porters Five Forces. These tools assist with understanding the various industry structures, industry trends, industry cost structures, general purchasing trends for forecasting, Cost Analysis and Benchmarking to source Construction Service Agreements.
Pros
Self Gratifying
Cons
Long Hours, Very little acknowledgemenet
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Ok place to work
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 2, 2018
The work environment was ok Managment was a pain at times, but overall it was a ok place to work and grow your skills. You are pretty secure with a job since they don't really lay off there people.
Pros
Excellent flex hours
Cons
Poor training
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Good company to work for
Learning & Development Manager (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 11, 2018
This is a very stable company. Good people to work with, and a great culture. If you're looking for a stable company, this would be it. Most employees stay a long time.
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Not bad
ENERGY MARKETS ACCOUNT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAMay 8, 2018
Personnel mean well, but lack the authority and/or ability to get the job done. SoCalGas needs more leadership across all departments to adapt the company culture.
Pros
Pays well outside of LA Basin
Cons
Management, lack of leadership
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They just don't pay enough.
Administrative Associate to Director (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 2, 2018
I haven't learned anything working here. The pay is low. It's a decent slow-paced job. But it's not somewhere I'd suggest someone come and start a great career that they're going to love. It's a regular, corporate job. Pays (some) bills.
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Excellent place to work!!
Senior Engineer - Lead Automation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 26, 2018
Southern California Gas Company is a great place to work with many career options. There is great flexibility within the company and there is a good work/life balance culture at the company.
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Carrer suicide
Project Specialist (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 10, 2018
There are no opportunities here. My technical skills are going to waste. The company offers no oppurtunity to learn new technologies. There is no enough work to go around
Pros
Job security
Cons
No oppurtunities
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Very professional
Technician (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CA 90013March 22, 2018
I enjoyed 25 years plus there. It is what you make out of it. There is room for advancement and encouragement to advance. the technical schools are excellent.
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Family like corporate culture with opportunity to experience multiple job types
Project Manager/Strategist (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 22, 2018
1. Union and Management positions with 8 hour days, but most Manager and above positions require 10+. Over-time paid for non-management employees
2. I learned how to be a problem solver relying on myself to develop strategy/tactics to succeed.
3. Depending on the department the management progression is based on diversity, competence and the ability to be a team player
4. Strong corporate culture that must be recognized and assimilated to for advancement.
5. Hardest part of the job was not always knowing or understanding what the "Macro" vision of the company was as defined by the executive management team.
6. The people are great!
Pros
Good benefits and pay
Cons
Pathway to advancement is not always clear
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Accounts Payables Specialist (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 1, 2018
Very relax and fun place to work! Wish it wasn't contract! It would have been a career ending job! I have over 25 years experience and work on over 15 accounting packages!
Pros
Everything Good
Cons
N/a
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Great place to work.
Gas Energy Technician (Former Employee) –  San Pedro, CAFebruary 23, 2018
Recommend working for Gas Co, good pay. Company has great training and they offer benefits. Company is big on customer service and also provide a lot of training on driving.
Pros
Stable
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Great work life balance
Market Advisor (Current Employee) –  Anaheim, CAFebruary 1, 2018
For the most part the company is great. You can really advance if you want and take advantages of the tools they provide you or you can take it easy and become a lifer.

The company no longer provides the perks that it used to back in the day but its still a great company to work with.
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Bureaucratic Management
Energy Technician Residential (Former Employee) –  Van Nuys, CAJanuary 20, 2018
I worked at Socalgas full-time (More than 10 years)
Pros
Great pay/ benefits. Great, Fun co-workers and Customers. Energy Tech Residential ( field tech) position enjoyable...your own boss in field. Position (in field with Customers) requires using all your senses and engaging your mind--as a sleuth-- to drill down in solving the Customer's actual cause of request. Consistent Management practice of bringing left over food-goodies (after their meeting) to the employee meeting room--was unexpected and unnecessary... but very classy.
Cons
Best to leave brain on stand-by at the morning meeting. Management style is authoritarian, top-down, maintain the status quo at all costs, yes-man, falling dominos-- school of Management. Management despises change and improvement. Speaking up on need for continuous improvement, improving processes and calling attention to waste in operations--will flag you for retaliation. Disingenuous 'Code of Conduct' -- is for show only--- Machiavellian. Lack of employee growth and development by culture where highest virtue is....'staying under the radar'. Company lags its peers in safety because safety is politicized. Promotions not based on merit/ best and brightest are not promoted-- fast-track to promotion is based on abilities as a loyal yes-man who will back their boss....unconditionally. Stress problem at Company caused by Management bureaucracy.
Advice to Management
Arrogance and maintaining the status quo doesn't work in 2018. It's all about the Customer-- DeNile is not just a river in Egypt fellas! Company sorely needs....Deming ( " Continuous
  more... improvement....product and service" ), TPS (kaizen) & Lean Six Sigma.  less
Pros
Donuts
Cons
Staying under the radar is boring.
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Great place to work
Energy Technician (Current Employee) –  Romoland, CAJanuary 5, 2018
The Gas Company is a Fast paced and highly skilled work place where you can learn a very important trade. The Knowledge you can obtain and workforce you work with is something you can be proud of.
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Fast paced very busy environment
Planning Associate (Former Employee) –  Chino, CANovember 20, 2017
It is a very fast paced environment. My positions were always with very heavy customer contact. It is very structured environment but an enjoyable and stable place to work.
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Great learning experience
Business Administration Intern (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CANovember 16, 2017
Provides many project, growth and career opportunities. Management is willing to help and encourage its employees to pursue their career goals. Great place to work!
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Stable
Project Specialist (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CANovember 12, 2017
Depending on your role, you can be either on a very forward thinking team, or a very reactive, stress-driven team. There are very productive, successful days surrounded by professionals, and days where your work can be held up by someone just phoning it in. Great benefits and vacation, with plenty of opportunities to move around in the company.
Pros
Annual Bonus
Cons
Regressive, reactive thinking
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Fun Environment
Executive Assistant to VP Cust. Ops (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 17, 2017
I very much enjoyed the people I worked with; however, I did not really care for the job. I was not busy enough. If I am going to go to work, I want to be busy.
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Southern California Gas Company
Sr. Financial Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 16, 2017
The Gas Company has good workplace culture and is comprised of well-diversified staff. Depending on what team you are part of, you may experience a sense of pride because everyone contributed to the success of a project. It takes good leadership.
Pros
Good Diversity and Good Workplace Culture.
Cons
Not all teams worked well together.
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Relaxed work environment with strong job security
Senior Credit Analyst (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 14, 2017
SoCal Gas provides a relaxed work environment with very strong job security. I never felt any work stress here. Unfortunately, the job is so relaxed that it can become boring.
Pros
flexible work schedule
Cons
always pays market value....
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