Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. A fast moving group

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The group I worked with was defining itself as we went along. Totally felt like being part of a startup. Incredible delta, and amazing people to gain the respect of. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    Cons

    Interfacing with outside groups brought in the reality of this being like the military, with old and well-working systems that required learning about, from the relationships to the methodologies.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of reports being generated by the lower echelon: there's a lot of value in them that management says they need, but don't really have access to.


  2. it is great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay and good experience

    Cons

    nothing bad about this job


  3. Great Pay and Benefits, A Great Company to Work For!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Avila Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competetive compensation and excellent benefits (medical, dental, pension for union guys, and 401K matching) Concerns are heard and excellence is rewarded. Safety is a top priority

    Cons

    Large company = red tape. Often times the bureaucracy can interfere with productivity, but its generally more of a frustration and an inconvenience than a real problem.

    Advice to Management

    More team building for Utility workers. For those of us on a normal crew, it would be nice to have more trips, public outreach, or sponsored events to boost morale


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  5. Great culture with the company moving in a positive direction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - extremely understanding and supportive of cross function career movements - great talent - everyone is extremely friendly and helpful - surprisingly young crowd of employees (especially on the corporate side) - fascinating industry (energy generation, renewables, etc)

    Cons

    - normal issues you see in a large corporation - regulated company so there's little growth opportunities - constant change and process improvements


  6. Gas Operations Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Gas Operations in San Ramon, CA
    Current Intern - Gas Operations in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full-time employees at PG&E are EXTREMELY willing to help you with anything you need. They treat you with a ton of respect and never did I feel like an intern. The company also really wants its interns to explore what they're interested. If you want to see gas operations, they'll take you to some gas compression/distribution/whatever station. You want to see hydro, they'll take you to see a hydro plant. You want to know more about a particular sector at PG&E? They'll get you a meeting with someone in the department. Need help with excel or programming for you internship? There's workshops for that that you can attend. Being an intern at PG&E is really really great. You learn A LOT about the energy industry and they try to maximize you exposure so you know even more. I had a really great experience there and it's nice to work with people who love their job.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of inefficiencies when you're working in the energy industry - so this isn't really PG&E specific. Also, the energy industry usually isn't at the forefront of technology and you'd be surprised how outdated some of their systems are. But again, this is just the way it goes in the industry, which in some ways can be good because it means there's a lot of room for improvement and you can work on making those.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great! I really felt like family working in the office and have positive experiences with everyone I worked with.


  7. Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Utility Worker
    Former Employee - Utility Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, room for growth, training is always fun,

    Cons

    Only downside is my contract ended


  8. I enjoyed my employment with P.G.&E.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities, for Construction, Technical and Professional Jobs. The company has really become customer focused and employee focussed with the intent to provide, fast, safe and reliable service.

    Cons

    Extremely large and diverse service area, makes it pretty difficult to provide service at the most highest level to all customers in all service areas.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on maintenance and replacement of aging facilities, installation of new facilities and work closely with ESC and IBEW Unions.


  9. I Love working at this company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Materials Lead in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Materials Lead in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great company with good people and job security.

    Cons

    I have no cons to enter

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Avila Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, better pay than most places on the central coast

    Cons

    Tough to get in, might have to work outages (Nuclear) for a while off and on


  11. qa test analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is good company in sfo

    Cons

    nothing to say about it

    Advice to Management

    good



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