PSEG Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
81 Reviews
3.5
81 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance (except no working from home) (in 4 reviews)

  • The company has very good benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Many PSEG positions (especially field positions) require employees to be on call; this can be disruptive to work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of leadership, mentorship, & career development (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best work atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Engineer  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Engineer in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Unparalleled team environment and office culture. A great reputation and opportunity to advance and move through diverse fields and departments

    Cons

    Company is rapidly changing, growing, and learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to begin a career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSEG

    Pros

    As a young professional I find that it is a great place to learn and apply classroom concepts. The culture is a positive one for risk taking as it is conducive to being intuitive and taking chances.

    Cons

    While it is a good thing that many people stay with the company for 20-30 years, this makes it hard to get promoted in a reasonable time.

  3.  

    Great company, great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Client Consultant  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Human Resources Client Consultant in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone's nice. Long term career type place. Most people have been there 30+ years. Hires recent graduates then promotes from within. 40 hour week. Not much overtime expected. Very warm atmosphere. I find most of the management to be very easy to work with. They make common sense, logical decisions.

    Cons

    It's in Newark The cafeteria is not great and I don't like to go into Newark much. Most positions can't work from home. Almost everyone is an engineer, if your not, it may be more difficult to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Well respected firm in T&D power industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSEG

    Pros

    Good balance of work life & family life

    Cons

    Less manpower and too many projects than the company can handle. Technical standards are not always followed and field and union people are given too much leverage.

  6.  

    Lineman

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Over Head  in  Central Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Over Head in Central Park, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Everything, salary, work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing except benefits 2000 benefits. No health when you retire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gas Service Technician  in  Oradell, NJ
    Former Employee - Gas Service Technician in Oradell, NJ

    I worked at PSEG full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, salary, benefits and co-workers.

    Cons

    Lack of Privacy and getting new information to employees ahead of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding to those that have personal issues and might need some time off to solve them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was one of the greatest companies I worked with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Cranford, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cranford, NJ

    I worked at PSEG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Local Company, Environmentally concerned about the earth, Great career advancement.

    Cons

    I only wish that I was still working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Opportunity !!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are so many extraordinary aspects to working at PSEG. 1st and foremost its an organization that values its human capital (employees). Everyone that I encounter has been at PSEG 15, 20, 30, 40 and 45 years. Great benefits excellent career development and opportunity to within the organization. My position has a 10% bonus structure as well as 3 weeks paid vacation some positions have Flexible hours, summer hours. Its like a dream!!!!!

    Cons

    The baby boomers are set in their ways and not very technologically advanced. A bit rigid but efforts are being made to create more flexibility with this generation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep of the stellar work with being the paragon of success in the industry setting the bar so high other utilities can't match. Keep attracting employees like myself who are innovative, smart and eager to add value to the organization. Thank you for a job well done!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    one two three four five

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Trenton, NJ

    I worked at PSEG part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very good benefits to this company

    Cons

    very long hours when power issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    one two three four five

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to work that offers competitive compensation and a good work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and bonus structure.
    Opportunities to move around within the company.
    401k and cash balance pension plan.
    Stable work environment and job security.

    Cons

    Some departments are currently understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, but make sure to backfill positions if people leave the company.

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