Pacific Gas and Electric

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Lost in a Sea of Management Demands

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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Negative Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The ultimate bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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
  2. 8 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 (more than an 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
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