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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

Pros

-Great location in San Francisco.

-Tuition reimbursement that no one seems to take advantage of.

-Up until 2013, the health care plan was very good, however, that changed.

-Generous pension for people who were with the company before 2013.

Cons

-No respect for higher education. You will have Directors in the Company who have never been college who resent people who have graduate school degrees.

-Sexist company full of older, white men who treated well-educated young women like secretaries from a bad episode of "Mad Men." However, this has to do with the demographics of the company: older white men over 50. It's been referred to as the "silver tsunami."

-Ridiculously small pay raises and bad bonuses: $25 gift cards to Safeway that cause $10 to be deducted from your next paycheck? Seriously??!!

- Forced ranking in performance reviews: they will throw someone under the bus even if everyone is performing. They borrowed this concept from Enron's rank and yank.

-HR department can be ineffective when dealing with complaints of sexual harassment.

-No flexibility with work: telecommuting is like pulling teeth. People clockwatch like nobody's business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Join the Year 2013. Stop running the Company like it's 1954. The internal dysfunction is apparent to people on the outside, which is why certain cities want to leave the service territory. No other investor-owned utility in the state has CCA problems.

Other Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1.  

    Good well meaning management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Good well meaning management and staff. They try hard.

    Cons

    Clueless when it comes to industry and execution. Management is best suited for field work and infrastructure. Bloated IT department with poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter. They have an internal agenda.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Regional Energy Monopoly

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

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

    Pros

    Large number of employees, Large company

    Cons

    Not a small town, small company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's management

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