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A professional, safety consious organization

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Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Avila Beach, CA
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Avila Beach, CA

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

Pros

Safety is priority one and the company walks the talk on this issue.

Cons

Lack of resources in crucial departments requiring technical expertise. First line supervisors do not have the necessary tools to perform their jobs (lack of resources and head count restraints).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management needs to be more aware of the value of various departments. Few departments get the management attention and necessqary resources.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depends on your department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pension, most of the actual employees want to do what's right by the customers and the company. Some of the best friends I ever made were co-workers at PG&E.

    Cons

    Highly politically charged - some departments promote friends and those who make them "look good" over people with real talent and knowledge. It's hard to get anything done at this company because of all of the political game-playing and bureaucracy - so at the end of the day most employees feel drained and frustrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the people that you supervise and understand their talents and strengths. Promote people with experience and proven skills over those who play the game.

    Also, upper management, stop changing the company direction every time the wind blows. Pick a practical path and stick with it. Most employees laugh at every new initiative and never take it seriously because no one ever follows through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slim chances of career growth

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Good place to plan for retirement. No pressure on employees to perform, tasks assigned but not completed can be reassigned to contractors :-). Even Junior SW engineers supervise contractors here,

    Cons

    Management has no foresight . They hire and fire contractors at will . Employees are incompetent, designated software engineers in development cannot complete assigned tasks. Reason being they cannot adapt to changes, they have never had the time to cope up with new technologies and software languages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need of massive cleanup, fire the resilient workforce not adaptive to changes and bring in new managers on contract. Hiring FTE will not work here.

    No opinion of CEO
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