Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
303 Reviews
3.5
303 Reviews
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.
Anthony F. Earley Jr.
303 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance although it's depends on a group you work in (in 48 reviews)

  • ok pay and benefits but you may have to fight to get what they promised, they hire good people (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • A few permanent employees made complaints to Upper Management, but no action taken (in 24 reviews)

  • Depending on the organization and your title, there is little or no work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

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303 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

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  1.  

    I Love working at this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Lead in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Materials Lead in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    This is a great company with good people and job security.

    Cons

    I have no cons to enter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people

    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great and the company cares about their people and their customers. The company is very safety conscious.

    Cons

    On boarding was extremely slow. Many projects get started and then get put on hold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a more mature enterprise architecture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fascinating company and the world of energy is changing and advancing rapidly.

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good people
    Good work/life balance in some roles

    Cons

    Excessive politics
    Upward mobility is limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many employees are passionate about the company, but internal politics are tiresome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    8 years of cross functionality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Electric Compliance Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Electric Compliance Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Flexibility and diverse experience

    Cons

    Strict local and federal regulatory environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to embrace diverse opinions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    IT Lead

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for:

    Cons

    Slow - stress - not so friendly

  7.  

    Company that Continues to Improve

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    People who work there seem to be happy and loyal, many of the them being there for 25, 40 years. Company does try to improve with continuous improvement, process improvement, questioning current process to find ways to be better. Benefits are great, comparable to most large companies. There is always training available (computer, soft skills, etc.).

    Cons

    Depending on the department you work it, there can be work/life balance issues, but this is also an area that is being improved on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to do your employees' jobs and sit in their open space some of the time. The productive employees will welcome it, and the not-so-productive ones won't, so you might learn who's who.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Avila Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Avila Beach, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, better pay than most places on the central coast

    Cons

    Tough to get in, might have to work outages (Nuclear) for a while off and on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A company going through rapid change

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    * great compensation, rewards and benefits; also promotes from within
    * talented and committed employees who care about public and employee safety

    Cons

    * workload can be overwhelming
    * pace of change is so rapid that it can be insane
    * lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities to make quicker decisions and transition old timers to different roles if they are not willing to adapt to the rapid changes and shift in culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    qa test analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    It is good company in sfo

    Cons

    nothing to say about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr Sourcing Specialist

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    -Work life balance
    -Pension
    -Benefits

    Cons

    -Very slow pace
    -The workers are not the brightest people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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