Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.
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  1. Business Analyst

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability with a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Complacency among many employee. Employee's are good at being 9 to 5 workers

  2. Great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great pay and benefits
    - Management is open to hearing employees concerns

    Cons

    - It's a big company, so change can be cumbersome at times
    - Still getting up to speed with some of the technology available to the industry

  3. Helpful (1)

    PG&E has given me the opportunity to take on challenging projects and see the direct impact it has on the community.

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All kinds of training, tuition reimbursements, fellowships, rotational assignments and more to further advance your career.

    Cons

    The frequency with which non-core work falls in the laps of many groups makes it very difficult to deliver, especially when budgets are tight.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to revisit roles and responsibilities of each group and clearly define the boundaries to avoid confusion.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Project Manager- Marketing

    Current Contractor - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment
    Great location and pretty schedule with a decent pay rate.

    Cons

    Too much micro managing at times with poor strategic planning
    Its feels like a non profit instead of a large corporation

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to know what to do with staff with respect to talent and skills.
    You have a lot of talent people doing work that is beneath them.

  6. Mid-management position working within the Shared Services department.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A stable work enviroment, not prone to wild market swings (i.e. no surprise layoffs, etc.) Excellent work-life balance for certain positions and departments. Benefits package is top notch. Opportunities to advance from within. Many employees have been with the company for 30+ years.

    Cons

    Slower than most companies to adopt change, due to entitlment mentality and regulated environment. Management by consensus slows decision making process. Believe that 80% of the companies employees are Union, which creates it unique challenges or opportunities depending your position and views.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on how to simplify process and proceedures across the board, and eliminate the amount of management layers required to make decisions (take action).

  7. Good for your Resume - Contract PC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, smart co-workers, good life and work balance, friendly people.

    Cons

    Old school technology, takes forever to implement something, no interaction with the leaders, contractors don't get treated that well.

    Advice to Management

    My manager is great, but to the managers above him please involve contractors a bit more in company activities. I know we are disposable, but don't make us feel that way

  8. Good company that has great long term benefits if you stick around.

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pension, 401K matching, telecommuting, Office Location

    Cons

    Work life balance in each group is different. Some work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what to say in this field so I'm just making this up

  9. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    There needs to be a more mature enterprise architecture.

  10. Helpful (1)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Excessive politics
    Upward mobility is limited

    Advice to Management

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

  11. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility and diverse experience

    Cons

    Strict local and federal regulatory environment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace diverse opinions

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