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Good Place to work generally but limited opportunities for advancement

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Puget Sound Energy full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Interesting industry, good work-life balance, many down-to-earth coworkers, nice facilities.

Cons

Limited advancement opportunities, lower salaries, strange reporting structures.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide more support to working parents, you need to attract a younger generation of people to replace your retiring workforce.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Room for Error

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Customer Representative in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Representative in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Puget Sound Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get paid bi-weekly, and if you aren't sick, you will have vacation time eventually - but don't take it, because people will wonder why your gone.

    Cons

    The call center rolled out an extreme attendance policy. If you don't work have a serious enough disease to get governmental exceptions (FMLA) to cover you illness, you won't have a job very long. You basically have to lie and say your children are ill because if you are gone just 5 times in a YEAR you won't have a job. Heaven help you if the world has a pandemic of some sort, because there won't be anyone left to take a phone call. People have to come to work throwing up, and with fevers and even if management notices that you are this ill, you STILL don’t get an exception to go home. EVEN if you are SENT HOME you STILL will have an “occurrence” and will be eventually fired. Good luck staying employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand attendance management, but seriously? Rolling out a policy to manage the population that abuses attendance in a large orgonization is rediculous. I really don't think that upper management even knows what is going on, because they haven't said anything. Time to find a new job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Puget Sound Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    PSE is owned by an investment consortium outside of the United States. PSE outsources all the line work and pays the Service Provider a pittance to do so. The system is falling apart. It's not that storms are worse it's that the system is deteriorating badly.

    The bottom line profit for the pension plan consortium that owns PSE is more far more important then the public service and the utility creed of " bound to serve." again, for a company with a woman CEO , PSE continues to be very good ole boy culture. Women in management are complicit in this. If they weren't they would lose their jobs...,uckkkk...stay away especially if you care a lot about people and your community...

    Cons

    Untrained, unskilled managers. Too many layers of management. HR allowes managers to police themselves. Difficult matters are dealt with through money and lawyers rather then working through situations and using the opportunity to make the company a stronger and better place to work. Bullying culture. Too much work is out-sourced. Put more money into the system and Tree Trimming. The money that should be going into the system and tree trimming is instead making already wealthy people wealthier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above. Several of you should be fired.

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