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Big Quasi-Governmental Organizations are Big.

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

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Excellent Benefits, Ability to advance, Career oriented.

Cons

Very slow moving, tons of bureaucracy, difficult to effect change from the bottom up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Excitement and morale building efforts over very high level achievements are not effective for ground level workers. Additionally, quite a few of our efforts are very "one size fits all," including some educational efforts that are overkill for office based employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    California classic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very indifferent.

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

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay, benefits.
    - Lots of churn, sometimes creates opportunities
    - Seems pretty fair in terms of HR practices, focus on diversity, ergonomics, safety.

    Cons

    - Feels bureacratic
    - Incompetence isn't punished
    - Lots of hierarchy, upper mgmt doesn't feel accessible
    - Lots of churn, can create continuity issues
    - Slow moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't exactly love the place but don't hate my life either. I think one of the few things that keeps people around is the decent benefits. Beyond that, I haven't met too many people who love their job. It's about 1/10 who seem content. Same advice for any big org. Cut the fat, push out weak managers and employees. Drive to root cause of issues, stop trying to get blanket policies to solve problems, only seems to paper over the problems. Etc etc. This is more of caution to prospective employees. It's stable. You probably won't find it very exciting, unless you're in a group that constantly reorgs and its probably the wrong kind of excitement but it pays the bills and seems like more than half of the people are planning on ending their career here for the pension so don't expect anyone to rock the boat in an innovative or exciting way. Can't blame em, its just human interest and the company is structured to be a very middle of the road comfortable way to retire. If you want to get rich, come back as a contractor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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