Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
418 Reviews
3.5
418 Reviews
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance although it's depends on a group you work in (in 46 reviews)

  • ok pay and benefits but you may have to fight to get what they promised, they hire good people (in 22 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 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company does care about their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Eureka, CA
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Eureka, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, holiday time, all are well above par. Also, they love lateral movement and promoting from within.

    Cons

    If there is an issue in a department of one of their locations, their response time leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just talk about gender equality, really shatter that glass ceiling at every level and in every department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    In my role, there was lots of flexibility, autonomy, as well as challenging projects. I was able to be completely a self-starter and had a great manager with a forward-thinking management style.

    Cons

    The offices and business are very spread out and therefore there is some travel involved, which I did not consider too much of a 'con,' but it is worth mentioning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits

    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, opportunities, culture, management

    Cons

    None .. .. .. ..

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the Best Companies to work for in San Francisco

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Exceptionally intelligent, hard working, resourceful and extremely helpful colleagues who create a real team atmosphere.

    Cons

    The workload can be overload at times with crucial deadlines to be met. Sometimes in working across the board it felt like the right hand didn't know what the left hand was doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep an open door policy where one is free is discuss concerns, suggestions, support needs, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Family oriented company

    Current Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Autonomy of work, salary, work life balance

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust and empower your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very stable environment. Committed to being safer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ccsa in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Ccsa in Rancho Cordova, CA

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

    Pros

    I have been here for about one year and have had no issues. They give you the overtime you want as well as the days off that you need with no harassment. There is a well developed culture between the employees.

    Cons

    When people need technology assistance, It always seems to be an emergency. Maybe management could loosen their grip on their employees a little bit so they do not feel like their life hangs in the balance with every word document.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making positive strides and keep making the safety improvements i have seen implemented in my short time with PG&E.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great workplace

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    This is a great company with great benefits and job security. I've been here for a year and find PG&E to be a very ethical workplace.

    Cons

    This is a great company with great benefits and job security. I've been here for a year and find PG&E to be a very ethical workplace.

  9.  

    I was an instructor for AutoCAD and worked support through Web seminars

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Instructor for ACAD2012 in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Instructor for ACAD2012 in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment and reasonable compensation.

    Cons

    Budget shortfalls led to dismissal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I always felt good about the support I got from my superiors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    best career and learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    customers are no.1 priority and safety of the crew

    Cons

    political infighting, in the management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your crew cause they are the one's who will make it happen for you, a happy crew means more prosperity and customer's satisfaction will be recognized

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Great pay.

    Cons

    Stay away from the call center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold middle managers accountable for mediocre performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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