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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 (1)

    Pleasantly surprised...I had low expectations and its worked out well.

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    Current Employee - Communications and Training Expert in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Communications and Training Expert in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company operates like a large family. Many people have family members who work in the office. There really are all types of people working at this large 100 year old company. In my department there are many intelligent individuals and innovative efforts taking place. People care a lot about our customers and want to do better by them. There is a lot of company sadness about San Bruno. I have been impressed with the diversity in culture, work style, skill, knowledge.

    Cons

    The company if very hierarchical, leadership holds tight to decision making and often struggles to make decisions. When they do decide, since they often do not consult with or trust their people, they end up making uninformed decisions. There is a lot of favoritism that occurs due to the strong family based culture. If you are the flavor of the quarter you will get the important projects, etc. The company is also often changing and reorganizing. It is great to work towards improvement, but pause and allow something to take hold. Due to the relationship with the CPUC, San Bruno, and other events the company is very risk averse. This is important for safety, but also stifles change, improvement, creativity and growth. Therefore, many aspects are constantly catching up.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building and establishing trust. This means humbling self and consulting with various layers of the large hierarchy. Make yourself even more accessible.

  2. Ok

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lake Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lake Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and salary level good

    Cons

    Hours and long week days

    Advice to Management

    Keep truckin

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