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Good company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

Pros

Opportunities for growth, outstanding benefits and work-life balance

Cons

Could improve on stuffy culture

Recommends

Other Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1.  

    Impressive moves in IT

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The current CIO is taken this company from the dark ages into the present. She has quite a task. She is moving the company on all fronts - hardware, software, and governance. Overall leadership team is great - but is starting to see troubling turn-over . . . which makes one wonder the near future of the IT function.
    Excellent benefits - decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    The battle for dominance between IT and Business still exists. Business is still old school - with a tremendous amount of mis-trust, which creates a political environment that is sometimes hard to swallow. Promotion's are rarely merit - based, with incompetence rising faster to the top then competence. Director's are semi-gods, whether they perform or not. Lagging salaries as compared to other companies, and real life career development/chances for internal promotion - are minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to drastically improve its HR function. This has been a longstanding issue - that both insiders and outsiders are aware off. HR still has the old school mentalities that outside is better than inside. Executive Management needs to change its culture for looking to the outside to fix its problems, and look at the wonderful talent base the enterprise has. Talent is leaving due to politics, lack of internal appreciation, internal promotion, and/or lagging compensation. In short - stop looking outside to fix internal problems - look inside

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Values employees, overall a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company culture is friendly, respectful with safety at the top of the company values. Learning and work life balance is encouraged and supported. The company is generous to the community and is considered a leader in environmental initiatives.

    Cons

    Too many processes, management layers and politics. Due to the regulated nature of the utility industry, the company is compliance driven which inhibits innovation. Creative talent and technology frontrunners will find this company running at a "slow and sure" pace. Project or products take a very long time to get approved because the company is highly scrutinized by the public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help new hires navigate through the politics and gain access to tribal knowledge so they can succeed in their jobs and help the company achieve its goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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