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Good learning experience.

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Former Employee - Electrical Operations Intern  in  Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Electrical Operations Intern in Oakland, CA

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

Pros

Great people, good pay. A lot of activities for interns to meet and learn more about the company. Nice location.

Cons

sometimes boring. Substation Asset Strategy has to give more work to interns or not ask for any at all. Sometimes there was no work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give interns more work in SAS

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    Great place to work for those seeking slower professional pace and stagnant work environment.

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GREAT work life balance, competitive salary for the responsibilities and expectations. People are generally nice and non-competitive. Lots of room for internal mobility if a role doesn't work out or if you just are not competent for a job, there's another one around the corner.

    The company gets a lot of bad wrap in the media and from a lot of San Franciscans due to the socialist views of many SF residents and from the San Bruno explosion, but from the inside, I think management and the folks who make up the work force are not evil or intentionally mismanaging. There is a lot of care from the workforce.

    Cons

    The culture is SLOW and little visible ACTION takes place. It is a very meeting driven, consensus oriented culture, which is great, but lack of initiative and decision making by those who have Manager/Director titles leads to INACTION and just a lot of wasted time in meetings. Being in management = making decision and taking accountability.

    Though internal mobility is great for growth, too many employees move around due to limited growth w/in their current dept or because the job isn't working out. Thus, high rates in job transfers leads to tasks being left undone and/or employee incompetency due to inadequate knowledge to perform. The greater concern is that the true root of the high mobility rate is never realized due to people moving to get an easy promotion or because they suck at their job; sometimes it's more effective to terminate someone due to poor performance rather than make it someone else's problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold everyone accountable, management and non-management employees. If employees are held more accountable, then the business results will help with renewing a positive image for the company when incompetency declines.

    Recommends
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    Great benefits & people

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    Current Employee - Director's Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing! You get a pension, matching 401k, 80 hrs a year of sick pay and much more. I have PPO medical, dental and vision and only $56 a month. Everyone I have met is so nice and easy to work with. There is also lots of room to grow and move around within the company if you so desired.

    Cons

    Lots of work. I have worked late many nights and i have been here less than a year. But this is relative to who your director is and what your director wants from you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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