Pacific Gas and Electric

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Solid Overview of Energy Market - excellent people to learn from

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Former Employee - Undergraduate Rotational Program in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Undergraduate Rotational Program in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than an year)

Pros

-Occupies a great place in the market
-Easy to navigate the organization and change roles
-Spend tons of time training and building culture
-Excellent leverage to make a big impact

Cons

-can be very bureaucratic
-difficult to manage upwards, lots of layers
-can feel very slow paced at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve opportunities to gain experience for younger employees
Create feedback loops that encourage more innovation

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Beware, external IT candidates. Cronyism reigns supreme.

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    Former Employee - IT Personnel in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Personnel in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent but declining benefits package.

    Cons

    Interviews for positions in IT above entry level are often shams. No process exists for employees to qualify for promotions. Employees must apply and interview for all advancement opportunities. When managers want to promote an individual, they create a new position and advise the person to be promoted that he or she should apply. To satisfy HR, a minimum number of candidates must be interviewed, so interested external and internal candidates are also accepted, despite the outcome already having been decided.

    During the interview, candidates are scored numerically in two areas; subjectively based on behavioral questions and objectively based on job qualifications (technical questions). These are then averaged together and the highest scoring candidate selected. Though this provides a legally defensible appearance of fairness, the subjective portion is used to skew the scoring towards the preselected candidate. If other candidates score so highly on the objective portion that the overall score does not favor the preselected candidate, the objective score will be thrown out for all candidates so the subjective scoring can be adjusted to justify hiring the preselected candidate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is not a top to bottom house cleaning of IT management within the next few years, you're going to be hard pressed to justify having an internal IT organization due to total lack of competitiveness with outsourcers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A stable company to work for; picture a giant turtle.

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    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - Stable Job
    - Good benefits ie. Pension
    - Good for learning about the industry

    Cons

    - Slow
    - Understaffed
    - Reluctant to change
    - The pay in finance seems to be below industry averages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hire more people and offer competitive salaries.
    - Reduce the number of mandatory classes and surveys employees are required to participate in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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