Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great people, strong sense of public purpose

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong, accountable organization, clear lines of sight to goals, common alignment among teams -- everyone is rowing in the same direction. Solid development programs, pay and benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    Nobody loves their utility company, so you need to check your ego at the door, and remember this is a regulated public utility.

    Advice to Management

    Retire your communications leaders and get a fresh start.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Stable Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A relaxed environment even when there is a lot of work to be done. Great benefits. Every other Friday off, unless your project demands otherwise of course.

    Cons

    Pretty big divide between the different departments. PGE has a lot of offices, so every time there is a change in management, project scope, or there is a reorganization in the company it is time to move around.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great place to spend a career!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, many opportunities, good retirement, always improving safety practices and training.

    Cons

    Some conflicts between expected output/volume of work vs. following proper procedures. Frequent movement of management players makes it hard to get used to a routine or having someone in a leadership position who knows what they are supposed to be doing.

    Advice to Management

    Require a more field experience from Supervisors/Managers. Hold them in a position long enough so they can actually get past the learning curve then rate them based on their performance at that time to determine if they are a value to the company instead of the constant movement that allows less than capable managers to slip through the cracks.


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  5. Excellent work-life balance with a lot of opportunity to grow.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great supervisors, lots of training classes.

    Cons

    Frequent reorganizations, a lot of politics.


  6. Loved working here

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    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 .. .. .. ..


  8. Helpful (1)

    This company does care about their employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    One of the Best Companies to work for in San Francisco

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy of work, salary, work life balance

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Trust and empower your people


  11. Helpful (1)

    Very stable environment. Committed to being safer.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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