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Good people. Mediocre management. Constant shift in direction.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

Pros

Lots of great people committed to their jobs, customers and company. Great place for learning about energy and utilities. Good training opportunities.

Cons

Management often more focused on pleasing the level above them, rather than the people reporting to them

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slow down and push back (gracefully) on senior management to protect your teams

Recommends
Negative Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company with multiple personalities and associated opportunities and challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, support for volunteering

    Cons

    Dysfunctional because of several recent organizational changes as the company tries to reinvent itself in a hostile political environment. The company has significantly increased its middle and upper management bureaucratic bench-strength over the past 4 years without much improvement in profit or performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish standards for directors, managers and supervisors to collectively be more hands-on in their duties and should have better understanding of their team's activities. Hold them responsible and accountable for their performance and encourage them to empower their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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