Pacific Gas and Electric

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6 people found this helpful  

The culture is bedeviled with mistrust and suspicion fueled by Directors, and above, focused on job preservation.

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Former Employee - Director  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

Pros

Robust benefit package : Pension vesting eligibility at 5 years; 401K; Medical; Vacation; Sick Time; Tuition Aid and more!

Cons

Departments need to horizontally integrate and re-align by customer processes
Directors, and above, too removed from employees and work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Define the right outcomes rather than lecture
Build on employee's strengths - stop trying to fix weaknesses
Lead stop managing

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was great before new Upper Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great co-workers, family oriented, was a great career to retire in

    Cons

    New upper management changed all opportunites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the new CIO and go back to what worked

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Non Union Professional  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Non Union Professional in San Francisco, CA

    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?

    Approves of CEO
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