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Dead Wood

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

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor for 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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    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 for 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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    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 for more than a 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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