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California Public Utilities Commission Executive Director Paul Clanon
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9 Ratings
  • Decent place to work for but far below the area and industry average for pay

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    Chance to help shape and influence California State policy surrounding, energy, telecom, water and transportation sectors. Pension, health care and time off. Work/Life balance is also possible here.


    Pay is abysmally low for starting out and while an annual 5% adjustment can be attained regularly the cap is far below the area and industry average. PURA V's can make at most $90k or so. Management can be incompetent, once a managerial position is attained their secure $130k+ jobs will remove ambition from their lives until a comfortable retirement, draining the soul of the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Work more than your underlings, not less. Share the praise and rewards of a job well done. Fight for your PURAs interests, stop worrying about your job and work to make sound policy that is consistent with your morals not political affiliations.

California Public Utilities Commission Interviews

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    Utilities Engineer Interview

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    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at California Public Utilities Commission in January 2015.


    In order to be eligible for the interview, you'll need to take a simple engineering test. It's mostly what they teach in physics and basic electronic stuff. Once you passed the test, you'll be able to apply for positions as it becomes available. The positions vary within the commision, but be ready for a lengthy wait before they respond to you. From the time I applied for the testing to my first interview was 3 1/2 months.

    Interview Questions

    • 4 questions, you get a few minutes to review them. It's all mostly about qualifications and fit. There wasn't any personality questions.   1 Answer

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1911
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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