Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
444 Reviews
3.5
444 Reviews
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.
Anthony F. Earley Jr.
172 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance although it's depends on a group you work in (in 48 reviews)

  • ok pay and benefits but you may have to fight to get what they promised, they hire good people (in 24 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 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    PG&E is a great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for advancement, good pay and benefits, a good company with great history and sense of pride.

    Cons

    None that I wouldn't find at any other company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving the business in the right direction, focus on the values that makes PG&E great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A wonderful opportunity to learn and grow

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

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

    Pros

    Employee safety is a number one priority.
    Good Team Environment.
    Great compensation and benefits.
    Baked goods available for the team every week.
    Field trips to various company sites.

    Cons

    Some internal processes take quite a while.
    Best practice documentation needs to be improved.
    Internal restructuring was a little cumbersome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage best practices that have been set by Utility and IT organizations to improve efficiency and reduce micro-managing. Make the company's processes less complicated and flow smoothly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    good

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

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

    Pros

    nice company to work for

    Cons

    a bit far from San Francisco

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  5.  

    Customer Service Rep

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful Company to work for.

    Cons

    No negative comments about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the Star Model

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's great place to work and company to work for

    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly department staff, helpful management, good IT support, community outreach and events, safety is taken seriously here and I appreciate it. They do ergo-assessments at your desk which is awesome! I felt like I fit in and I liked the face-passed environment.

    Cons

    Human resources department is slow to process requests and was not professional. The website does not work with macs or certain browsers which makes things difficult.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Excellent,driven company.

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professionals from top to bottom

    Cons

    No cons at this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast tracked up the career ladder

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very supportive of younger employees. Lots of opportunities for growth and support for additional education. Although there was a distinct structure to the company, most people had an open door policy and you could get time when you needed it.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful environment. We had a lot of responsibilities and there was little room for mistakes when you have the eyes of management, customers, protestors and the utility commission on you at all times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stop all your complaining and be happy you got a job! Could be without.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Flexiable schedule, no watch dog mentality. Friendly Co-Workers, Modern technology and very reflective of diversity of people working in company.

    Cons

    Buercracey upper management. Too many business process loop holes. Too many middle people who don't know their job descpription. Too many Contract Employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your department before you ask us to ask you questions that you can't answer!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for, great benefits and wonderful pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to grow within the company. The company also treats their employees with respect.

    Cons

    Depending on the position, it may take longer to advance. Parking can be difficult at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Testing Administrator in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Testing Administrator in Fresno, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, and independent working.

    Cons

    Long hours, and miss communication within HR makes job a bit confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update procedures constantly and always look for better, faster, more efficient ways to perform certain tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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