SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY Employee Reviews

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Major job advancement and job security.
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAAugust 17, 2019
Southern California Gas Company is an established company that promotes growth and diversity. If you are a customer service professional, So Cal Gas can offer anyone a great professional future!
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Exceptional wages and benefits!
CSR IV/Lead CSR (Former Employee) –  San Dimas, CAAugust 15, 2019
The exceptional wages and benefits definitely compensate for what can be a very mundane task of answering over 100 customer calls during any particular shift. There is also the stress of reaching management's goal of handling each call within a certain amount of time, regardless of the customers' needs.
Pros
Exceptional wages and benefits, wonderful colleagues to work with
Cons
Stress of quick-pace of incoming customer calls
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Poor Work/Life Balance
Energy Technician Residential (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAAugust 6, 2019
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" is how I would describe working for So Cal Gas. The work/life balance is way out of wack and you can basically kiss your home life goodbye, depending on position, of course.
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3.0
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Consider the following.
Project Specialist (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 3, 2019
The company has a long standing history of retaining many of their employees until retirement. They pay very well, benefits are good, and the hours can be flexible depending on the position and department. They do a lot of charity work and encourage employees to participate by matching some donations. As a means of a maintaining morale, there is always some sort of company event taking place anywhere within the company or some departments just get together on their own, after work hours.

Unfortunately, the company has gone through some recent changes in which longtime employees were offered retirement packages to make room for a new generation. It's also no longer what you know but who you know when it comes to career advancements. Reason being, they highly encourage employees network internally as a means meeting new people and maintaining a working relationship. While it's not officially looked at as a means of advancing within the company. It's no coincidence that you see the same people being favored over others or being promoted. I see this more in their Downtown Los Angeles offices.

It's also a known fact within the company that management is required to post positions but the chances of getting the job by your own merits are about 60/40. Management typically has someone already in mind and therefore waits for that individual to apply, goes through the motions of doing interviews and then gets the person they initially wanted. Their jobs postings also lead you to believe that prior work experience plays a factor as you becoming a potential candidate but that's not
  more... true if you don't have a degree. They rely heavily on employees with college degrees and would rather choose a recent grad with zero experience, over a current employee with some experience. HR is unfortunately a joke and that's also widely known within the company because of their inability to properly screen candidates. You'll see the same job posted multiple times before it ever gets filled. I know this because I've spoken to hiring managers and supervisors about this issue.

They do hire people from temp agencies but those for the most part are 1 year positions. On the off chance you're considered exceptional. You may get offered an Employee Contract (EC), which means you're an employee of the company but your position is reviewed every year for renewal. Management could convert you to a permanent employee but it's highly unlikely since they view an EC position as something that will eventually get outsourced or be faded out. So for those without a college degree. I would highly recommend you apply for their Customers Service positions since it's one of the best ways getting your foot in the door without a degree. Plus it's a union job and management doesn't mess with those positions. After working their for a certain period of time. You can move around within the company and even into management. One of the benefits to being a represented employee is that you can go into management (which is none union) but return to a union position within five years. You can't do that if you come in as a non union employee.

On a side note, they also monitor social media for any mentions, good or bad. It's internally known that you don't bad mouth the company on social media if you don't want the powers that be to question you about it.
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4.0
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Solid work environment
Meter Reader (Former Employee) –  Compton, CAMay 28, 2019
The California Gas Company is a really solid company to work for. The compensation is nice as well as the medical and dental benefits. It's extremely diverse in who it employs.
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A great location to work, plenty of places to walk at lunchtime, and a relaxed environment
Mainframe Consultant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CA 90013April 5, 2019
A good place to work if you like good perks such as a day off per week or you need training. Also good to walk around at noon time. good lunchroom and good culture. Lots of attention to perks for employees.
Pros
location
Cons
salary
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Good place to work, excellent colleagues in IT.
Senior Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 1, 2019
75 positions in IT Operations, including the DBA group were outsourced to HCL.

Other than that event it has been a great place to work in IT.
Excellent benefits, compensation, work hours, etc.
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Excellent workplace culture
Instructional Designer Consultant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJanuary 21, 2019
Gas company is a great company on work/life balance with plenty of opportunities to work with other division. Job rotation allows employees to have experience other than just one functions.
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Great place to with a lot of opportunities to advance.
Storage Technical Services Intern (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAJanuary 14, 2019
There are many opportunities to learn and grow within the company. Everyone at the company wants to see you succeed and is willing to help you in the process.
Pros
Plenty of work
Cons
Engineering work is out soruced
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4.0
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Ok Company to work for
Regional Project Manager I (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CADecember 7, 2018
Too much politics. Depending on your title or position the travel time is very extensive. They hire from within most of the time and have management groups who already have their wanted people within the company. but over all an OK company to work for.
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Great Company
Claims Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Los AngelesNovember 25, 2018
SoCalGas has good pay, room for advancement and pays for schooling. It is a secure company and promotes open communication. I would recommend this company if you are looking for stability and growth opportunities.
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OK place to work - enjoyable
Lead Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 31, 2018
I enjoyed working at SoCalGas - it was a good place to be as well as beneficial to my learning curve - there was very little interaction with senior management - so it was difficult to get changes implemented, but people did listen and things were accomplished
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Over worked, unappreciated, retaliatory and controlling.
Laborer (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaOctober 13, 2018
If you get hurt or if they decide they no longer see you as a team player, be prepared for retaliation in the form of field rides with different supervisors to identify deficiencies in your work or work habits. This is the beginning of your road to increased work load, bullying and Write ups used against you for future termination. Union is controlled by management who upon no disclosure increases work load and job expectations as they see fit bypassing contract negotiations. Shop Stewards are afraid of losing thier jobs so for get about fair tactics and ethics. Work load is unrealistic and don’t complain or you will be seen as a poor performer and you will be retaliated against for sure. Not many will speak about the reality of the working conditions because of the fear of being put on the poor performance list. Working here is tuff because of the politics so be prepared for a long sacrificficial career with no real and honest appreciation.
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Benefits
Cons
Politics
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3.0
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Don’t rock the boat
Energy Technician (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 29, 2018
Management spends most of the day looking at employees production. They make harassment and retaliation seem like a normal thing. Management does a route study and uses that information to write you up. It’s a kiss up type of place. Don’t open your mouth and suggest anything because it’s not welcomed. Every story you hear about corporate greed and negligence in porter ranch is 100% true. They knew it was blowing. Policy is very reactive. But good luck defeating a company with endless money, political lobbyists, lawyers, and state governments at their disposal.
Pros
Money was great. Union would sometimes do it’s job.
Cons
Bureaucratic
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Productive and fun work enviroment
Energy Savings Assistance Program Intern (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 17, 2018
Great company to work for. The work environment is excellent as well. The workplace is centered around a family oriented culture. The most enjoyable part of the job is how relaxed the culture is. Management is great as well, being very understanding of the workers schedules. Great company to work environement
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Short breaks
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2.0
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Ok
Quality Control Inspector Technician (Former Employee) –  Pico Rivera, CASeptember 9, 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.
Great company, bad bosses I learned you must always keep notes of everything even conversations with supervisors. If you do your work and stay under the radar you will be fine.
Pros
Ok
Cons
Ok
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great comapny
ENERGY TECHNICIAN DISTRIBUTION (Current Employee) –  Orange County, CASeptember 5, 2018
this is a great company to work for. they offer you all the tools and abilities you need to be successful. all you need to do is put in the time and hard work.
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Very good place to work
Lead Planning Associate (Current Employee) –  Compton, CAAugust 9, 2018
Although I enjoy my co-workers and really love this company, I need a change in my life and want to live in a more rural type setting, and I heard Washington is the place to go. I would love to be living a place that enjoys so much rain throughout the year.
Pros
plenty of vacation days, my managers are great here, co-workers are helpful and great to work with.
Cons
a few loudmouths and braggarts, but we mostly ignore them.
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Productive and very structured business atmosphere
various positions (Former Employee) –  Redondo Beach, CAAugust 3, 2018
Loved working for the gas company I raised my four kids and sent then to college. I learned customer service, managing a group of employees also filling in for my supervisor when they were unavailable.
Pros
Very compressive work environment. Very businesses oriented
Cons
Sometimes very much micro managing
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Great company to work for!
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 1, 2018
I have been working with SoCalGas since I got out of high school. I began my career as an intern and morphed into a full time position. The work environment is great, the job is challenging and productive, and the pay is amazing. I wish the company provided more opportunities for advancement to millennials and those eager to learn and expand on skillsets not developed.
Pros
Pay, people
Cons
Career advancement
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