Pacific Gas and Electric
3.2 of 5 324 reviews
www.pge.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
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3.2 324 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

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

Anthony F. Earley Jr.

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Always work if you want to work

Line Department (Current Employee)
Over-The-Rhine, OH

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou can go anywhere in Northern California and do pretty much any job and make enough money if not way more depending on how much you work to take care of your family.

ConsSmile and wave all the time.

Advice to Senior ManagementHIre younger guys to manage

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pros slightly tip the scale..

Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than a year

Pros401k AND pension plan, unbeatable health benefits, and some departments offer flex schedule (9-80,4-10). If under union contract, 2 pay raises and a bonus. Very steady and predictable

ConsExtended periods of intense stress, juggling too many different projects of different technologies under different PMs, required to be overnight subject matter experts with little or no training, and although you are not required to work OT - you might as well sign your own gravestone if you don't. You will be thrown into the deep end and you will not be taught to swim.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide training and resources.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat benefits package and annual bonus

ConsVery slow to implement change and grow

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A very positive place to work

Computer Client Support Analyst (Current Employee)
Rancho Cordova, CA

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

ProsThe hours are great. The Pay is fantastic. Well developed culture. An excellent environment to learn,grow and excel in. A very well oiled IT machine.

ConsStarting as a contractor and hoping to be hired before the contract expires. The lack or contract extension capabilities. Competing for jobs against workers you become close with.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to get contracts extended. That would stop such a high turn over rate.

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

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Great benefits, good work/life balance, great boss, but no training!

Directors Assistant (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for less than a year

ProsPeople work there for YEARS, so something must be right.

ConsLack of effective procedures.

Advice to Senior ManagementSet new hires up for success.

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

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Great People, Great Company, Great Benefits, sometimes boring job.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor

ProsWorking for PG&E has been a great exp for me! I've learned a lot of new skills in Distribution Operations that I never had before. Management has always been great with me. I can't speak for other departments, but the people I've worked with in Distribution Ops are great people and very helpful!

-Great Co-workers and Management
-Great Pay
-Great Benefits

ConsI could only think of two cons to be honest:

- The job can become very stressful and repetitive while working long hours and sometimes on-call.

- Although the company is very large, the locations you are able to work in Ops is very limited and not in the most desirable locations.

That being said, you able to move from department to department in PG&E to keep your work life interesting and find better locations to work. This does however require you to have some seniority in the union, which may take some time.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. Great Job!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Procurement Specialist (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than a year

Prosthe people that I worked with were very nice and very willing to train me with SRM

ConsChatty, everyone hears and joins conversations.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aggressive with chat and keep it to a minimum.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Computer Systems Programmer/Analyst (Current Employee)
San Ramon, CA

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSalary, ability to move within company

Consmost jobs are in SF

Advice to Senior ManagementMove more desirable jobs out of the city!

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

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Great benefits & people

Director's Assistant (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for less than a year

ProsThe benefits are amazing! You get a pension, matching 401k, 80 hrs a year of sick pay and much more. I have PPO medical, dental and vision and only $56 a month. Everyone I have met is so nice and easy to work with. There is also lots of room to grow and move around within the company if you so desired.

ConsLots of work. I have worked late many nights and i have been here less than a year. But this is relative to who your director is and what your director wants from you.

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

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Amazing place to work

Network Specialist (Current Employee)
San Ramon, CA

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

Prosrelaxed environment
flexible timings
no dress code

Consnot much to learn
no documentation

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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