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Lots of people, hard to get through all the red tape to accomplish things

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

Pros

Great benefits, good retirement and they care about employees

Cons

Still feels like they are stuck in the 1990s

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    Good people working hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The line and gas workers as well as the other folks (engineers, environmental scientists) I meet try hard to give good customer service and to do their best job on a daily basis.

    Cons

    I have met some unscrupulous managers - but I have met some awesome conscientious managers as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risks for your customers. The State of California should be opposed sometimes, because they don't have your customers best interests at heart. I give to you the example of energy alerts, where they tell the customers to cut their power use. So people have to "suffer" because you can't tell the CPUC that you need more base load (NG power plants)? There shouldn't be blackouts because there isn't enough energy, and the customers shouldn't be paying $0.31 per kWh - the highest in the nation so that the politicians can make their green constituents feel good about themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very political, not so rewarding career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to know how to play politics! Few positives otherwise.

    Cons

    Politics and seniority are everything. Your career will be dead in 3 years. No new technology tried out. Still working with Windows 7. And the pay is very average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure where to start. Top talent will never look at PGE unless there are dramatic changes. Outsourcing is the right way to go for now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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