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Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  West Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in West Sacramento, CA

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric part-time for less than a year

Pros

Once you pass a 9 month probation you are golden on the call center
Benefits are cheap but they have high deductibles
Easy job

Cons

Awful shift bids
As a new employee information is only given if you know the questions to ask or you have a friend who can tell you
Mid Managers build leadership teams based on who they know vs the best candidate

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a balance between promotions based on the bidding seniority process and the best candidates and their experience

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    There was good and bad but I really struggled with not being paid as much as everyone else

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance. Granted I worked in Operations and as a Contractor for this company and the flexibility of my schedule was great. And when I moved to Program Management, my work life balance got even better. As long as you get your work done, that is the main focus. If you need to leave early or work from home, you just need to let your manager know. Granted this is dependent on your manager but I was lucky enough to work for people who allowed for this flexibility. As a program manager, I was really able to own my program and make the decisions on how to make it run effectively. Raises and bonuses come every year for the time that I worked here.

    Cons

    Although, most people say the pay is great, I did not experience this. I came in severely underpaid and never got to where I should have been even with several raises. Management did not work to ensure I was paid fairly and I knew everyone else was being paid more than me.

    Technology is so behind. It hinders getting things accomplished on a daily basis.

    Career Paths aren't clear and it is hard to move up here unless you are friends with the right people. It is not how much work you do or how smart you are, it's all about who you know. Granted it is probably like that in corporate america period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people more and make sure you have the right people doing the right jobs. Please please invest in technology to make the business run better and more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Ok

    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very good health coverage and pension

    Cons

    low growth and slow promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give good promotions

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