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Great work-life balance, limited development opportunities, nonexistent excitement.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Puget Sound Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Work life balance is strong here, for the most part. Most people are friendly and genuine in the lower ranks of the organization. I have met some really great people here. Benefits are pretty good though getting worse for newer employees.

Cons

Fire drills are constant. Change is preached but politics drive the organization. Not many inspiring leaders to look up to, more just managers. Things move really slow, especially those with any innovative element. A culture of fear exists in some departments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do a better job on people development. The company has invested a lot in it but I think for the most part it's superficial. You can only go so far with classes on how to deal with change.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Improving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, lots of opportunities if you're proactive and want to distinguish yourself.

    Cons

    Hierarchical, decision-adverse management. Lack of growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to speak up for the good of your team or company.

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

    Stable place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Puget Sound Energy

    Pros

    Stability - the company is privately owned so it doesn't fluctuate much with the market. Work/life balance - most managers are great about letting employees work from home or alternative work sites if they need to. The benefits are fairly good and the employees are friendly. It has a family feel.

    Cons

    There are many people here who are resistant to any kind of change. Innovation is slow. The older generation who has been in the industry/company for 20 years doesn't trust or respect the younger generation. The rate of pay and merit increases aren't competitive of the market. Those who are just coming into the company are getting fair pay but those who have been there longer are stuck in the lower pay bracket. Upper management is unwilling most of the time to make off cycle pay adjustments to those who deserve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers should be able to approve off cycle pay adjustments for their employees since they manage their own budgets. They shouldn't need VP approval.

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