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Excellent benefits. Good pay.

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Former Employee - Computer Systems Programmer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Computer Systems Programmer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits, good pay, stability, lots of opportunities for inside transfer. RDO is a real plus. Some teams are very good to work on. Exciting projects. Company is very focused on your safety, it is actually a high priority and you are encouraged to get as much safety training as possible. Stable company with good underlying business plan. You can telecommute pretty often. You get a bunch of sick time, so much so, thats it nearly impossible to use it all.

Cons

Hours can be long, outdated technology, silos exist in some spots. Can be highly political at times and you need to steer clear of that. Some outdated technology exists and that can be a real pain. Alot of sites that you may need to travel to, some groups very difficult to interface with. Vacation time is accrued as you go, not in one lump sum. It is only 10 days. Number of paid holidays could be higher.

Advice to Management

Track closer to corporate goals. Talk alot, but real action is slow in coming.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    I personally love working at Pacific Gas and Electric

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at Pacific Gas and Electric are, what i would consider, the most important things while looking for a job. The starting compensation is very competitve, the benifits package is very nice, 401k matching is available and eventhough it isnt the highest matching i have seen there is also a pension. Tuition refunds are available as well as many other little perks. The work/Life balance is among the best, with the flexible 9-80s schedule, every other week is a four day week which is a beautiful thing and allows for a much more manageable home life.

    Cons

    Well most of the downsides i can list, i havent really seen, but i have heard through heresay. So I will mention those. People who have been in the company formany years have said that their salaries have not continued to stay competitive over the years, I have yet to find this true but that is due to my relatively short amount of time at the company. The only other negative thing i can think about the company is union involvement, namely ESC.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management could address the fact that the staff (in engineering, but also in other fields) is mainly composed of baby boomers and green 22 year olds. As of yet they have brought up this issue, but have not proposed a time table for knowledge transfer sessions or more appropriate training.


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    PG&E Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Worker in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good health benefits overall, and many really talented and good people work there, but there are too many bad apples in middle management.

    Cons

    Upper management retribution, pay lower than average, bonus system that is totally flawed and geared towards favoritism and not productivity or talent.

    Advice to Management

    Too much emphasis is given to how we "look" and not how people actually perform their jobs or the other good qualities that exist in the company. Too much time and talent is wasted on and power given to a middle managment with personal agendas which do not reflect PG&E's spoken and printed values. In short, they don't "walk the walk" they just "talk the talk". To their credit, many in upper management are good people and I think really try to live up to the spoken values of the company, but they are easily led astray by a few bad apples who are just playing games and trying to manipulate the company to their own benefit. PG&E preaches open and honest communication to management, but you'll be black listed if you believe it. Middle management isn't interested in talent or what you can produce, only in your agreement with them and their rewards and acknowledgement reflect that.


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