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Great people, strong sense of public purpose

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Former Employee - External Relationships  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - External Relationships in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Strong, accountable organization, clear lines of sight to goals, common alignment among teams -- everyone is rowing in the same direction. Solid development programs, pay and benefits are very competitive.

Cons

Nobody loves their utility company, so you need to check your ego at the door, and remember this is a regulated public utility.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Retire your communications leaders and get a fresh start.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to spend a career!

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    Current Employee - Electrical Operations  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Operations in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good compensation, many opportunities, good retirement, always improving safety practices and training.

    Cons

    Some conflicts between expected output/volume of work vs. following proper procedures. Frequent movement of management players makes it hard to get used to a routine or having someone in a leadership position who knows what they are supposed to be doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require a more field experience from Supervisors/Managers. Hold them in a position long enough so they can actually get past the learning curve then rate them based on their performance at that time to determine if they are a value to the company instead of the constant movement that allows less than capable managers to slip through the cracks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apprentice Systems Operator  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Apprentice Systems Operator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and great benefits. Lots of opportunity depending on where you work.

    Cons

    A company that makes a profit sometimes has trouble seeing the value in investing in infrastructure NOW to save MORE money LATER.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in Electric Transmission system! You can't bookmark us against other utilties when you don't invest in your system the way those other utilities do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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