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Helpful (3)

A lot of talented people hopelessly mis- and over managed.

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Former Employee - IT Architect in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - IT Architect in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Talented people and a lot of resources. Good IT infrastructure, portable to about any location. Friendly on an individual level.

Cons

The company purports to be into safety but the executive leadership doesn't pay for it--they would rather hire lawyers. The IT governance is super complicated and over the top. Just getting a project moving requires so much overhead.

Advice to Management

Get real about protecting employees and citizens. Cut the internal bureaucracy by 80%--keep the solid technical people and project management.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great if you want a nine to five and a great retirement

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere with a great work life balance. You can work a 8 nine hour days and get a "RDO" (Rotational Day Off). That basically means you get to have a three day weekend twice a month. You won't be paid the same as working for a software company since you work for a IT department for a utility company. But if you want stability and want to be lazy this is the place for you.

    Cons

    IT talent is sub par at best. Employee's have to try hard to get fired so there is no motivation to keep up with the pace of technology. A majority of the IT staff is over the age of 50 and hesitant to adapt to new technologies. Best coding practices are not enforced and a majority of the coding is done by contractors. Contractors stay for extended periods of time sometimes over five to ten years. Recently, they require contractors to be released after two years. But this just means they switch from one department to the other.


  2. Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it is stable, once you're in it's hard to get fired.

    Cons

    Way too much politics, you have to know the right people to get ahead.


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