Pacific Gas and Electric
3.2 of 5 373 reviews
www.pge.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.2 373 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.

Anthony F. Earley Jr.

(137 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great benefits

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, flexibility, opportunities, culture, management

    ConsNone .. .. .. ..

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    Working as a senior business analyst provides multiple opportunities for challenging work

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    ProsBenefits, People, atmosphere, location, quality

    ConsLimited advancement opportunities and no training

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are too many people making too much money and are not doing enough work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork and life is awesome
    great coworkers
    stable
    good pays and benefit

    Consjob bidding
    old equipment
    union dues suck

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, opportunities within the company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork-life balance, great benefit, training, dedicated people, industry leader

    Consheavily regulated, slow to make decision

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Family oriented company

    Supervisor (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsAutonomy of work, salary, work life balance

    ConsLarge company highly regulated by Government but is not really a bad thing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust and empower your people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Experience has been okay- company does well and their is longevity.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company culture- good benefits.

    ConsManagement is VERY OLD SCHOOL. It takes a LOT of effort to get promoted in IT. Does not work the same in other departments. The leadership team in IT have a very negative approach on change management and have poor organizational leadership skills. They protect each other so don't get on leaderships bad side!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Probably a good place to be at if you are approaching retirement

    Expert Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, NM

    ProsCompany that's relatively immune to the economy cycles so job safety is there. Generally nice people. Good work-life balance although it's depends on a group you work in. Company is huge on safety and does a lot for the environment.

    ConsExtremely political!!! More so that any other place I've seen or heard of. It's mostly not what you know but who you know. Many people in high level positions who are not suited for those jobs but they got there through knowing someone. Upward mobility is limited. Very difficult to change processes due the regulatory nature of the business as well as people who are resistant to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more openly; have less meetings to talk about things that never end up getting done for one reason or another.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Reactive, political org with too many chiefs and too few indians

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Prosok pay and benefits but you may have to fight to get what they promised, they hire good people

    Consdecisions come slowly. they don't know what to do with the talent they hire, internally focused mostly on themselves with supervisors and managers fighting to move one step up, a lonely environment to work in as there is really no reason for teams other than to have people under supervisors, you will walk away having learned little while watching your skills degrade, lack of tools and processes to do your job so it takes a long time to get easy things done, spreadsheet and numbers focused as if customers and employees are an afterthought, you will get blamed for any error even if you found something systemic and are trying to fix the issue, silo mentality, reliant on too many contractors who are treated as second class citizens

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten and support your people, get out of your offices, and talk informally to those doing the work to learn what is going on in the organization, enable your talent, find the funding for better tools, stop the blame game

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad, but the cons are frustrating

    Applications Programmer (Current Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    ProsGreat benefits for retirement, medical is pretty good too.

    ConsWork-Life balance although not pushed, is hard to control. In some departments in IS it is hard to excel in your career as you are asked constantly to write out and prove your worth for those advancements. This makes management very inpersonal, and as in other reviews, there are too many layers to management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery good Benefits, Perks, Relative stability

    ConsLeadership, Outdated Technology, Slow paced environment

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