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I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 3 years)
Large company with many departments to choose from. Culture varies widely between departments, so choose catefully. Pay and benefits are excellent, and opportunities abound.
Some departments, fortunately not all, but I T Project Management in particular, have completely incompetent, unaware and viciously destructive supervision. This results in very high turnover and many jobs opening up as new and long-term employees flee from career-wrecking policies like mindlessly using anonymous survey results for performance reviews. This anonymity promotes vicious passive-aggressive backstabbing instead of actually working together to resolve conflicts and help new employees learn their jobs. Frustrated supervisors and coworkers take out their rage anonymously and inarticulately in online surveys, and these rantings are mindlessly translated into destructive performance reviews by supervisors with no acknowledgement of the hard work and incredible patience required to learn the broken processes and overcome the other counterproductive obstacles management constantly throws at people trying to accomplish actual work on IT projects.
Advice to Management
Try to imagine how it feels to be constantly obstructed and told how you suck at your job, while you are trying hard to learn it. Then try to think why people are leaving your department as fast as they can find jobs in other departments, or even without finding another job first. Just being related to or in favor with the reigning nepotism family doesn't make you smarter or better at your job. It makes you part of the problem. Get help to develop some basic human empathy and consideration. Or stop pretendung to be a leader. Leaders have to have followers, and if you offer no respect or acknowledgement to others, you cannot lead them. Passing on the frustrated insults of others unfit to lead is not constructive. Look for something positive to acknowledge in those around you. It's not rocket science, it's a basic interpersonal skill. There are many such skills, and if you want to manage others, it's your job to develop them in yourself. Or leave, so someone with a shred of humanity can take your place and try to salvage this department. Yes, it is that bad. Really. Change is needed, but thoughtful change by people open and honest enough to explain and reason with workers, not the constant grinding mindless dictatorial change of late.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I 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.