Southwest Gas Reviews

Updated 12 Feb 2020

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Southwest Gas President and CEO John P. Hester (no image)
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  • "Pay raises are inadequate and a high deductible health insurance(in 4 reviews)

  • "Is anyone conducting exit interviews to find out why there is such high turnover(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Multiple positions"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Southwest Gas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some positions are unbelievably great and others are less than stellar. If you have an open management team they’ll teach you, open opportunities to learn about why you do what you do and let you branch out. Others want task rabbits, I’ve even seen it to the point where a manager in their mid 40’s refuses to open a spreadsheet sent to them due to “not wanting to try and think like you to understand it.” The same person will be quite upset if you don’t master their “inherently intuitive” spreadsheet immediately though.

    Cons

    In a bad department you’ll be constantly questioned on how you didn’t know something ahead of time that you’ve never been informed is part of your job. You’ll frequently do other group’s work because that’s the only way it gets done.

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  2. "Secured Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Gas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable Job with a Pension.

    Cons

    Pay could improve in comparison with other utility firms.


  3. "Outdated"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Southwest Gas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No Layoffs. Standard pay. Nothing else

    Cons

    Below average benefits. Strict policies. Micro-managing

  4. "No room for growth"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southwest Gas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable environment with great coworkers

    Cons

    Management does not actively develop internal candidates and always looks to hire external candidates

  5. Helpful (3)

    "No say so"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southwest Gas

    Pros

    Good benefits and some good co workers

    Cons

    HR did not investigate any complaints made from any new employees. They took the word from a long term employee which was a lie. A lot of favoritism between long term employees and managers No training given but they expect for you to figure it out No room for growth. The long term employees are stagnant and unhappy but stay because of benefits. (Robotic)

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  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Representative in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Southwest Gas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved my boss and my coworkers

    Cons

    No advice from management or coworkers

  7. Helpful (1)

    "The Dinosaur that Survives as a Monopoly"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southwest Gas full-time

    Pros

    Stability, strong employee work ethic (most employees), is a monopoly (regardless of the talk about being in the "energy" industry with competitors)

    Cons

    Stagnant management practices, a "we've always done it this way" atmosphere, a "big brother" atmosphere, and not wanting to hear new opinions/ideas.

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  8. "good company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk in Las Vegas, NV
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southwest Gas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    The health insurance is expensive but good.

  9. "Analyst"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Gas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good lunch and employee event

    Cons

    Management, "thank you young person" from advertisement

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  10. "Good place management needs improvement"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southwest Gas

    Pros

    Loved most of the people I worked with and I knew my job was always secure. Also loved how philanthropic they were always gave back to the community.

    Cons

    Horrible middle management who aren't qualified to be managers.

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