Pacific Gas and Electric

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Very political, not so rewarding career

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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 (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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    Good people working hard

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    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 (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
  2.  

    Best internship so far in my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gas Operations Intern in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Gas Operations Intern in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Gained some good engineering experience. The internship is what you make it. Sometimes my boss was really busy so I used the opportunity to learn from other engineering departments. I learnt a lot. Everyone was really nice, willing to help you with whatever questions you had. Had opportunity to go out to the field with other engineers. I think it is something about the company but people really go out to help you. You meet smart, funny and really humble people here. Intern social events were also preety good. I would recommend taking an internship with them. Pay is good too. If you have a good personality and are willing to learn, it should be a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Nothing really. Engage interns with more projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage interns with more projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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