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

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (9)

    Beware, external IT candidates. Cronyism reigns supreme.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Good place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Stable company
    Lots of employees have been here for 20+ years

    Cons

    Change is a four letter word
    Lots of employees have been here for 20+ years

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to make the right changes


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