Puget Sound Energy – Why Work For Us?

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During our more than 135-year history one thing has remained constant: PSE's focus on safe, reliable, affordable energy service. And we're proud of our legacy: a commitment to great customer service and helping to make our communities better places to live and work.

Puget Sound Energy is Washington  state’s oldest local energy company,  providing electric and natural gas service  to customers primarily in the vibrant Puget Sound area.

The region has experienced dramatic  change during PSE’s century-plus  history, but one thing has remained constant: PSE’s focus on safe, reliable  and affordable energy service. Our  commitment to serving communities and  to helping make them better places to live  and work is as steadfast as ever.

PSE’s service area is home to some of  America’s most recognized and respected  businesses, including the Boeing  Commercial Airplane Group, Microsoft,  Amazon.com, Weyerhaeuser, Starbucks,  Costco and Nordstrom.

Fast facts

Headquarters:

Bellevue, Wash.

Employees:

2,800

Customers:

1.1 million electric and more than 760,000 natural gas

Service area:

6,000+ square miles, primarily in Puget Sound region of Western Washington
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Service area population:

Approximately 4 million

Counties served:

Island (electric)
King (combined)
Kitsap (electric)
Kittitas (combined)
Lewis (natural gas)
Pierce (combined)
Skagit (electric)
Snohomish (natural gas)
Thurston (combined)
Whatcom (electric)


Diversity at PSE

Diversity at PSE

Bring us your experience

One of the strengths at Puget Sound Energy is our diverse team of employees. We believe that inclusion, a respectful work environment and diverse life experiences help bring better solutions to the table, create a more enjoyable workplace and better serve our customers.

You can see our commitment to diversity at all levels of PSE. We have outreach programs to attract diverse and nontraditional applicants to enhance the employee mix at PSE. Our top 100 leaders are trained in how to build a more inclusive work environment, with a particular emphasis on understanding the differences between generations. Our president and CEO, Kimberly J. Harris, seeks out diverse opinions and encourages candid conversation.

PSE works with community organizations to promote diversity. For example, we’re strong supporters of the Seattle chapter of BOLD (Business Opportunities for Leadership Diversity), which works to mobilize business leaders to create more inclusive workplaces. In addition, we partner with the Tabor 100 to provide scholarships that encourage African-American students to pursue a career in a clean energy field.

There is more work to do. That's why we regularly review our recruitment efforts to ensure that the percentage of people of color and women working at PSE meets or exceeds their availability in the broader work force.

PSE Benefits

Benefits

At Puget Sound Energy, your job satisfaction is important. That's why we support our employees in a variety of ways to help them grow, learn and excel in their careers. 

PSE employees receive competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package, including: 

Medical, dental and vision plan
Retirement pension plan
401(K) investment plan
Paid time off
Paid holidays
Employee assistance program
Wellness program

Career Growth

Throughout your career, PSE provides opportunities for you to openly discuss, plan and set goals to achieve your aspirations. You'll find nearly 100 company-provided, on-site workshops covering a variety of skills, including effective communication, management development, career planning and software.

Leadership Training

Managing in today's complex organizations is tough. PSE supports managers at all levels in their development through coaching and mentoring, 360° feedback and skills training in areas such as strategic decision making, managing performance and business acumen.

Tuition Reimbursement

Eligible employees receive tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 per year for business related college tuition.

A Look Inside PSE

See what our employees think about career opportunities and ways to grow at PSE.

PSE Internships

Ready to jump-start your career? Ready to get hands-on experience and perform real-world, project-focused tasks? Then apply to join our team as a PSE intern!

College Internships at PSE

PSE interns have the benefit of being surrounded by people who are committed to helping you learn, build skills, network and further develop your professional and personal goals, including:

  • Improving your understanding of the relationship between theory and practice
  • Applying learned concepts to solving practical problems
  • Working with cross-functional teams
  • Identifying career options

Internship Requirements

  • Good academic standing in an accredited university or college (junior or senior academic level preferred; graduates within one year of graduation are also considered)
  • Strong communication skills
  • A strong work ethic, initiative and motivation
  • The ability to work well in a team environment
  • Active involvement in the community or extracurricular activities is highly desired

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    Pros

    Mid-size utility that's nimble enough to deploy industry best practices.

    Cons

    Lack of transperancy and totally devoid of managerial courage; go along to get along.

    Advice to Management

    Toughen up and focus on the basics of running a gas and electric utility or you'll end up in the discard pile.


Puget Sound Energy Interviews

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    Consulting Project Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Puget Sound Energy (Bothell, WA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    It was a 2-man interview panel, with an assessment/test after interview. The panel had a list of questions, mostly regarding situations in my previous job that would apply to the PSE position. They also asked about salary requirements. Lastly, they asked which locations were preferred as offices that I may potentially be based out of.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult situation you were faced with? How did you handle it and what did you learn from it?   Answer Question
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses.?   Answer Question

Puget Sound Energy Awards & Accolades

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Most Valuable Employer for Military, Civilianjobs.com, 2014

Additional Info

Website www.pse.com
Headquarters Bellevue, WA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Private
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Are you looking to energize your career? Then PSE may be right for you. Apply today to join a team dedicated to service and excellence!

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