Pacific Gas and Electric

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    The worst place I ever worked

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

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

    Pros

    None.
    The employee benefits are not even that good, stop lying to yourself. Please go work in another utility and see for yourself.

    Cons

    1. No equality in pay across different lines of business
    2. No equality in promotional opportunities
    3. Poor communication amongst all levels
    4. Bureaucracy makes it impossible to get things done
    5. Please stop with the "do more with less non-sense". The company is not efficient enough to do more with less. How about fire some of those useless directors, then we can actually have money to hire people that can actually do the work!
    6. The directors and above do not know what they are doing, please evaluate their competency and value to the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recent changes are not enough. The company needs to look at how, where, and when, the money is spent. If any senior executive is looking at this, please reduce the layers, why do we have VP, Sr. Dir, Dir, Sr. Mgr, Mgr, and Sup? Why is some line of business with more layer than others? What is the value of those directors that do not do anything but sit around? The best way to see who is adding value is to talk to the employees and ask them. If you ask genuinely, they will tell you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company. Has not changed since the days when Erin Brockovich revealed their true nature.

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    They pay you extremely well.

    Cons

    You have to compromise your values if you want to stay working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the values and the culture and bring in all new management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Heirarchical and slow-moving environment

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

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

    Pros

    There are several select places in the company where management and employees are sharp and motivated to deliver results. Strong sense of doing what's right by the employees, many of whom are very environmentally-motivated and passionate.

    Cons

    Middle management presents a significant barrier to changing corporate culture. Current corporate culture and organizational structure that makes it a challenge to deliver results and recognize employees that do good work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate middle management layer and reward fast learners motivated to make positive change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 8 people found this helpful  

    This place discriminates Jews!!!

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, training if your supervisor allows it

    Cons

    A company that promotes Hitlerian Anti-Semitism, where Jews are systematically discriminated, humiliated, and scape-goated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on your stated values!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    What are we doing here?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary, great location to live

    Cons

    We are a command & control, compliance culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting as if your primary motiviation is to stay out of trouble. We won't become a leading utility with that mindset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    THE WORST PLACE TO WORK!!!

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, and that is all!!!

    Cons

    Really too numerous to list. The most backword, dishonest, unethical, and deeply immoral company I've seen in a long time!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire useless, imcompetent scumbags that have no moral code. Hire competent individuals based on merit, experience, moral code and talent!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 10 people found this helpful  

    Best this they ever did for me was t lay me off!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Information Security Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Information Security Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Location - downtown SF
    Supported volunteer work, Habitat for Humanity
    good benefits

    Cons

    Management is totally clueless, long drawn out re-organization so new CIO could put her friends from Kmart in key roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you get rid of layers of management don't just rename the positions and then layoff the people actually doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Headed in the wrong direction...

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexibility.
    Low expectations are the norm.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Incompetence has been institutionalized at many levels. You're almost made to feel bad for expecting too much of anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that the utility is also part of the nation's Critical Infrastructure, which is under attack more than ever. You can't cut staff while adding pet projects to make buddies with the board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    company has changed for the negative in my 25 years with them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    good pay. large cmpany. lots of work locations. upward mobility.

    Cons

    poor management, unnecessary changes. clueless managemetn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Too many cooks, not enough servers...and definitely no teamwork

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    + If you love big corporations and want to strengthen your resume, this is your kind of place
    + Can learn a lot about doing nothing and get paid for it
    + Everyone heads for the elevators at 12 noon and 5 pm - and these were the non-union employees

    Cons

    - Teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation is lacking and bordering on non-existent
    - Corporate behemoth bottlenecks and processes ensures many projects never get finished
    - Way too many 'lifers' that are still on a free ride and have no shame in gaming the system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not about you, it's not about your egos, it's not about your shareholders, and it's not about your bottom line. If you took the time and exchanged some honest dialogue with your employees - to listen to what they have to say, even if you have to go out of your way to appreciate and thank them for jobs well done (I know for most management folk that's just way too below their standards) you possibly could get more out of their performances and, oh wow, you might even garner some, dare I type...RESPECT from those that continually bust their butts to make sure your team's goals are met so you can receive your cushy bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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