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Helpful (1)

California classic

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

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Employees have a sense of mission, dedication to serving the customer base. The fundamentals of the company are solid and it obtains energy from hydro, coal, gas, and nuclear. Working toward integrating alternative energy sources.

Cons

Regulatory structure inhibits innovation, raises costs, but that is par for the course with regulated companies. Perhaps a bigger problem is that the company is too inbred at least in IT org. IT leadership has changed recently, but it remains to be seen if innovation follows. Change is slow and difficult for many to handle.

Advice to Management

Keep working to integrate outside perspectives and experiences. Congrats on effective dealings with reg bodies.

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    Lost in a Sea of Management Demands

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    Current Employee - Labor Relations and Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Labor Relations and Human Resources in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Telecommuting; salaries are good for starers or those without a degree - not so good if you are already high in the pay scale and coming in; benefits are better than some private sector, pension plan. If you are focused - good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Managers and up are jumping around with demands out of fear - not a good mid-management set up. The demands shift all over the place and take up too much of the day. Generally weak middle management. Low-balling the salaries for new hires and managers. Hard to hear you came in at top step when you didn't. Work is too focused on meeting odd measures of productivity - all for the bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Change the metrics of bonus measurements - ie: injury reporting and numeric scales that only measure a small aspect of work that employees really have no control over. The daily work gets driven by these poor scales. Pay well from the start. Too insular and averse to new ideas.

  2. Great place to work

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    Former Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Concord, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Concord, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to advance within a large company environment.

    Cons

    Lots of reorganization, which can be a good thing for some positions. For others, it could mean transition out of the company.

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