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- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
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Many bright and motivated employees who tend to stay long-term. Good senior management. Due to the older average age of the workforce, there will be strong opportunities for advancement for employees perceived to be competent and energetic.
Average pay is slightly less than companies of comparable size, but this is offset by very strong benefits package. Organizational structure tends to create a "silo" mentality. Regulatory environment can be difficult to navigate, and new rules are the result of regrettable actions by senior managers who have been forced out.
Advice to Management
Pay more attention to subject matter expertise when hiring for managerial roles. The current mentality is to assume that most manager positions are "plug and play" with most people from top-tier MBA programs having equal potential. Managers who are put into new roles without a good understanding of with what their direct reports do tend to lower team morale.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Francisco, CA).
I was asked to complete one online interview following my online application. It consisted of pre recorded video-question prompts and would give me 1 minute to prepare my answer and then it would begin recording my video answers. Questions about myself as well as the field.
- What was one time in which you convinced a group of people that a policy/practice change was necessary? Answer Question
20,000 employees carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.