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Great people, strong sense of public purpose

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
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 (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.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gas Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Gas Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pacific Gas and Electric has many career advancement opportunities and believes in promoting from within. They also offer great pay, good benefits, and pensions. The employees culture is one of great pride and a love for what they do. The pros far out weigh the cons.

    Cons

    Mid level management is often very short sighted and more focused on their own personal gains rather than the company's overall success. Often mid level management is woefully under qualified for the positions which they hold but because of their tenure they are allowed to remain until expiring into retirement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great place to spend a career!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
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