Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
403 Reviews
3.4
403 Reviews
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.
Anthony F. Earley Jr.
152 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance although it's depends on a group you work in (in 38 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits, support for volunteering (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • It's hard to get your job done if you're constantly trying to prove your worth to upper management (in 22 reviews)

  • Middle management presents a significant barrier to changing corporate culture (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive, professional, team oriented, productive work environment.

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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

    Positive, professional, team oriented, productive work environment.

    Cons

    None. Company is professional and conscientious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Organization

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Work too much, too hard

    Cons

    there are none, they aim to help and improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing, bravo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hours are great!!! Pay is good.

    Cons

    Constantly changing.... Be prepared to handle change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Steady company with great people to work with in an "Office Space"-like environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The people I've worked with have genuine personalities that make it a joy to work from 8-5.

    Cons

    Management and the company overall doesn't have as much spirit toward career development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    PG&E is a great company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Benefits at PG&E are amazing.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are not good.

  7.  

    Great people, great pay, great benefits, great opportunities for career growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Service Representative  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Service Representative in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Support from supervisors to grow within company.

    Cons

    As with any large company bureaucracy can be an issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture - super chill as long as you get your work done, benefits, and people (they're extremely lively and intelligent). Challenges are available when you want them. Management communicates with you actively and you are highly involved with projects.

    Cons

    None that I can think of during my time here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    B

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electric Distribution Engineer  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Electric Distribution Engineer in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Everyone working there was consistently professional and courteous, always doing what was possible to help a person accomplish their tasks.

    Cons

    Because PG&E is such a large company, sometimes details would get lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the least of the employees, not even the supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Main task data entry, because of program out sourced, the whole group of us has been laid off.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good large company with excellent boss and co-workers.

    Cons

    I worked hard and they realized so I have no comment on downside of working with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very good management to both employees and contractors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people working hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The line and gas workers as well as the other folks (engineers, environmental scientists) I meet try hard to give good customer service and to do their best job on a daily basis.

    Cons

    I have met some unscrupulous managers - but I have met some awesome conscientious managers as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risks for your customers. The State of California should be opposed sometimes, because they don't have your customers best interests at heart. I give to you the example of energy alerts, where they tell the customers to cut their power use. So people have to "suffer" because you can't tell the CPUC that you need more base load (NG power plants)? There shouldn't be blackouts because there isn't enough energy, and the customers shouldn't be paying $0.31 per kWh - the highest in the nation so that the politicians can make their green constituents feel good about themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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