Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Administrator (Current Employee) – Springfield, VA – June 24, 2018
Different departments vary widely in treatment of employees, and opportunities for advancement within some departments are virtually non-existent. When I first began, people seemed much happier than today. There is a degree of uncertainty regarding how things will change after the Alta Gas merger concludes.
Software Engineer/eService Tester (Former Employee) – Springfield, VA – October 13, 2016
At my current position, I prepare a lot of test data documents and I learn from these reports how to help the company make good decisions and having this important role is really motivating for me. I have an enthusiasm for learning new things or a new way to look at a problem. I am always very happy and available to help, mentor and coach my colleagues when they have a question or need a second opinion.
Operations Technician (Former Employee) – Springfield, VA – July 17, 2016
Worked until retirement. started at the bottom and worked my way up - was a good career I was on the road all day driving various types of vehicles. extremely good at reading map in the days before computerized mapping.
I always got along well with my co workers and we still occasionally get together.
the hardest part of the job were in the beginning when so much of my work was general labor and the hours were long, long,long
A company that is regulated by the state drives different cultures and fi=unctions entirely different from most businesses
Manager, Business Process Review (Current Employee) – Springfield, VA – October 8, 2015
My dream of launching and leading my self-built Lean Six Sigma program is why I came to work for Washington Gas. For two years I have trained, mentored, lead various belts, and delivered on multiple projects of my own. Slowly I was creating this perfect world and a true Six Sigma company. However, all of a sudden and just this week there has been a shift in the decision to stop continuous improvement training and drop the certification of Green belts. As a regulated company, the states of VA, MD and DC give significant financial funding to WGL for numerous reasons to support major initiatives. With this (tax payer money) methodology, it takes away the impact of a strong Six Sigma effort and diminishes the efforts and projects that would reduce the need for state funding.
People oriented company, family oriented thoughts
Continuing same old practices of the last 30 years
Gas Meter Installer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – March 31, 2015
Today, clean-burning natural gas is the fuel of choice for more than nine out of 10 new home buyers in the Washington metropolitan area and Washington Gas serves more than one million customers throughout the Washington metropolitan region.