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Could be better, could be worse. .. Co is short-sighted

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Current Employee - Non Union Professional in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Non Union Professional in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

Pros

Work life balance, tuition reimbursement, amazing health insurance, opportunities to try different jobs, the employee resource groups (like clubs) are a great way to meet others in the organization, reward bonus are appreciated, new CEO Tony Early seems to be putting emphasis on "owning" the Co's mistakes (refreshing and different mentality compared to former leadership)

Cons

Hard to get promoted, mind numbing bureaucracy, too many layers of management leads to inflexibility and inefficiency, no one wants to take responsibility for decisions, "the way its been done mentality", many workers don't contribute because they can get away with it and/or they are "riding it out" until they get their pension.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think the views at this company are way too short sided . .always looking at staying on budget for the year but not realizing that a lack of investment in infrastructure costs you more in long run!!! Directors generally don't look at long term costs. Why would they. . .there is no incentive for them to. The lack of investment is infrastructure is is true for software (dating to early 1990's), wires& pipes (San Bruno), and people (especially younger generations in professional roles). I've worked at other organizations and have never seen such poor IT systems. . .don't they realize it costs the company and ratepayers so MUCH more money in the end by not investing in systems with today's technology, incentives for next generation of employees, and most vitally the safety of our customers?

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  1. 5 people found this helpful

    Awful

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Working for a public utility provides job security, and the benefits are very good. Very flexible work schedules and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Nobody ever leaves, which provides no career growth for younger people. Getting promoted is nearly impossible, and the amount of "process" one has to go through to get anything done is really something to marvel at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee retention or your average age will always be 55.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Good work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Release Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Release Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    They offer tuition reimbursement. Good opportunities to try differst skills.

    Cons

    The office is drab and gray

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on top of consultants. They are not working as hard as they should.

    Recommends
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