PSEG Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Ralph Izzo
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance (except no working from home) (in 6 reviews)

  • The company has very good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • It is a utility so work life balance can be very bad at times (in 5 reviews)

  • Some people are allowed flexible schedules and work from home options while others are not (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PSEG

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. I never hesitated to ask for help and the other interns felt the same. It was also very informative even though I was a finance major they taught me the engineering side as well so I could fully grasp the business.

    Cons

    It was a very old school type of company. Many of the employees were over 40 and have been there forever. Not alot of room to move up but lots of opportunity to move horizontally. Definitely favoritism at times.


  2. Safety Coordinator - last resort job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at PSEG full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for what it is, nice to be outside during warm seasons

    Cons

    Dreadfully boring work, even more miserable during the dead of winter. Very unrewarding, unfulfilling job.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing they can really do, the job is what is it.


  3. Ok place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trader in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Trader in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Capped pay.
    Micromanagement.
    Some positions don't offer upward growth.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate younger talent and open discussion for new ways to generate revenue. Need a formal training and on boarding process.


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  5. Good Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PSEG full-time

    Pros

    Nice People and interesting work. Projects are ran well and lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    Outdated technology, pay is comparable but not excellent for the industry


  6. Senior Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSEG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    too much workload an old plant that needs a lot of work

    Cons

    good management team but very challenged

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Performance Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good day is when I have a productive day at work. I complete all my duties for the day and also spend time with my coworkers and learn something new about them. Diversity is very important and when there are more opinions, a smart decision can be made.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement for people with finance backgrounds though.


  8. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Operations in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Operations in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people, the camaraderie, the common goal of better serving our customers. I've been there 4 months and I haven't met one person who's been the least bit of a jerk. Your out of work obligations are understood and not a problem. The most basic effort is appreciated. I love my job.

    Cons

    It's sometimes hard to figure our all the different departments and what everybody does and how you fit in.


  9. Good experience

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

    I worked at PSEG

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture is great and work is great

    Cons

    I did not find any cons


  10. Helpful (3)

    make sure you're in the "in crowd..."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

    I worked at PSEG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You will have a lot of autonomy, and work with nice New Jersey people who care. Opportunity to volunteer.
    Fair Salary
    Peers

    Cons

    Working with/for some people who are in it for themselves
    Senior execs use loopholes in processes for personal gain
    Different rules for integrity issues at vp level and up

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes to how HR is impacting the company. Just look at her turnover rates. You should take diversity seriously and understand its different from performance management.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Working for a Utility in the HR Dept.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

    I worked at PSEG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great benefits for families
    - Has both 401k and cash balance pension plans; 401k has generous company match
    - Is ramping up more volunteer opportunities and tooting its horn about them
    - Stock is doing very well
    - If you like being with a department that takes forever to make decisions, this is it.

    Cons

    - HR group is small and overloaded with work; work/life balance is challenging - need to set boundaries/ expectations with mgmt and employees; people come into work sick with the flu, esp. managers as they feel penalized if they don't
    - Promotional opportunities are limited
    - Diversity is paid lip service only
    - Be sure you're ok with having a tiny workspace and lots of conversations going around you on the floor
    - If you want another job internally, make sure you can handle that one and the one you left b/c they will hound you on both

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work but don't forget the worker bees who are tireless in their efforts. Sometimes management needs a reminder now and then to show some appreciation to employees. Maybe one day PSEG will be taken over and everyone will be given severance. They'll be the lucky ones.



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