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Dead Wood

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Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA
Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

Good intentions re investments governance and budget forecasting.

Cons

Some under-performers continue on year after year. Managers prefer not to go through the process of letting go. This results in demotivating others and compromising on quality and safety.

Corporate priorities and focus may be misguided - primary investments should be on safety and reliability of power grid/infrastructure; and not on reporting metrics to the Public Utilities Commission.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some companies go through releasing the bottom performers every couple of years - an enterprise is only as good as its people.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ease of lateral movements, work/life balance

    Cons

    Less than great trickle-down of information. Quite a bit of internal politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better organized

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Bureaucratic Paradise

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    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to move around if you don't like your current position. Pretty tough to get fired. Good job security and benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely slow-moving and frustrating company to work for. A nightmarish level of red-tape and bureaucracy. A glut of incompetent managers and executives. Lots of office politics and ladder-climbers. Lack of good standards and procedures, but they have only been around for 100+ years, so maybe I should give them a break. Lots of hypocrisy, management says one thing, but does another. Land of the status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become competent in the area that you manage. Manage the business as if you were a part-owner. Think about your customers and employees before yourselves. Resist the entitlement mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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