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The ultimate bureaucracy

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  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst  in  San Ramon, CA
Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst in San Ramon, CA

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

extensive telecommuting
lots of new and interesting work to do
modernizing systems
culture is beginning to change
management is starting to listen

Cons

Bureaucratic
Promotion by association
Constant reorgs
Projects are rushed at inception, rather than practical and realistic

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create anonymous site for comments, and require that all senior directors and above read every comment
Create a monthly recognition and rewards program where every manager nominates one employee per month for every 20 employees to receive a $500 reward for something outstanding they've done.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    The worst place I ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None.
    The employee benefits are not even that good, stop lying to yourself. Please go work in another utility and see for yourself.

    Cons

    1. No equality in pay across different lines of business
    2. No equality in promotional opportunities
    3. Poor communication amongst all levels
    4. Bureaucracy makes it impossible to get things done
    5. Please stop with the "do more with less non-sense". The company is not efficient enough to do more with less. How about fire some of those useless directors, then we can actually have money to hire people that can actually do the work!
    6. The directors and above do not know what they are doing, please evaluate their competency and value to the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recent changes are not enough. The company needs to look at how, where, and when, the money is spent. If any senior executive is looking at this, please reduce the layers, why do we have VP, Sr. Dir, Dir, Sr. Mgr, Mgr, and Sup? Why is some line of business with more layer than others? What is the value of those directors that do not do anything but sit around? The best way to see who is adding value is to talk to the employees and ask them. If you ask genuinely, they will tell you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for minorities and women to advance. Great opportunities for educational assistance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exceptional employer for benefits, medical, education, holidays, and vacation. Educational opportunity excellent. You will be offered the opportunity to use your abilities and grow.

    Cons

    Slow moving large company. Just replaced many senior executives that were milking the money from shareholders. Management does not look at prior job skills, and you must look to join company as entry level or senior level - juniors would be well advised to movfe up the management ladder at another corporation and then apply here for parallel move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has very poor resource management ability. They need better tools to manage the growth pipeline and not bombarb their employees with 6 months of 10/hr a day-6 day a week overtime and then 6 months of twidling their thumbs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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