Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    • 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
  2. 8 years of cross functionality

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    • 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
  3. 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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Decent place to work

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, and a nice work life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes a controversial place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great Place To Work

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Plenty of work to keep you busy.

    Cons

    Highly regulated industry contributes to heavy bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Company that Continues to Improve

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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful

    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    I worked with very intelligent, hard working people. My boss is very professional. Great company culture.

    Cons

    As any large company, everything moves very slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees more freedom to make decisions.

  9. A company going through rapid change

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    • 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. 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
  11. IT Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer IT in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Summer IT in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    I really enjoyed having the opportunity to meet college students from not just around the Bay Area, but from all over the country. The activities and bonding events really gave me a great experience.

    Cons

    I was placed at a location without any other interns, and initially, it felt quite isolating. However, the other employees there really made an effort to make me feel at home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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