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PSEG Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
98 Reviews
3.3
98 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good but boring at times

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

    I have been working at PSEG

    Pros

    Pay was great, people are very nice and helpful. Work and life balance can be difficult (so I was told)

    Cons

    Many people complain about the work and life balance. Most of the workforce will be retiring within several years, need to focus on getting more young people in!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more young people, someone will have to take over when the old workforce retires!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not very good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in South Plainfield, NJ

    I worked at PSEG as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home so no long commute.

    Cons

    Extremely lacking in good leadership. Most managers do not even know the skills/systems that are used by the people they are supervising. If a manager is not leading a team well, they are transferred rather than demoted to a position they would be better suited for. A big pass the buck mentality. The standards they state, they do not represent. This office is made up mostly of Directors and their family and friends. Anyone outside of their circle will be treated poorly or disregarded until they resign. In my three years at this location, I have seen a complete turnover of employees. Most employees brought in do not have the skills needed for their position and receive no training. They do not care about a work/life balance. Some employees are given flexibility while others are not, mostly based upon who they know, not their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter what my advice is, they will not listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    There are a lot of good people but the management system is in disarray.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory in Hancocks Brg, NJ
    Current Employee - Regulatory in Hancocks Brg, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nuclear Plant includes a higher than average pay for position (professional and Union).

    Cons

    Management turnover and retirees leaving without an adequate turnover of their work and where it is stored on the computer network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less meeting and more managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    customer service rep

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

    I worked at PSEG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, some of the greatest co workers and good benefits. If you can base your job based on the love for the people you work with in the same position day to day then this is the place to be. Some of the supervisors are beautiful people as well

    Cons

    I have no complaints that I have an interest in putting online. The most I can says is, if you are not willing to put your job before your family this is truly not the place for you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Cust service rep

    Current Employee - Cust Serv Representative in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Cust Serv Representative in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent salary plus benefits
    Plenty of overtime offered on daily basis
    Good vacation and holiday time off
    Different shifts available

    Cons

    Stressful....
    Sometimes dealing with customer might get difficult but it's well paid. Long days if required for business needs and/or storms that might effect the gas or electric service to customers

  7.  

    Marketing Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSEG

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, people are very friendly and willing to help. Job is not too stressful and allows for great opportunity growth

    Cons

    There really is nothing bad about this company, I would recommend anyone give it a shot and try applying themselves to PSEG. The culture really is amazing.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hostile Work Environment, Poor Management

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

    I have been working at PSEG as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The salaries are competitive and the benefit are good.

    Cons

    I have been working at PSEG at their Hadley Road Office for almost a year now. The best way to describe the office culture is that is is equivalent to high school. Employees spend most of their time gossiping and bullying other employees. Management allows this, and even seems to encourage it. The only way an employee will advance in this company is if they are friends with a manager or related to someone in management. Some people are allowed the flexibility to work from home when needed, when others are not. Non essential employees are forced to drive into offices during severe weather conditions to sit at their computers and do nothing. PSEG does not care about their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A reorganization from the top down. Replace your directors with experienced professional people who know how to run an office and treat employees with respect and fairness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Work Environment, Bad Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in South Plainfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in South Plainfield, NJ

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

    Pros

    The benefit are ok, but comparable to other companies, so nothing special.

    Cons

    First off, some people are allowed flexible schedules and ability to work from home while others are not. Some are allowed summer hours, while others are not. A few of the directors are good honest people, but the rest are not. Management seems to be driving people out the door, by allowing gossip, bullying, rudeness, and general micro managing. They tout diversity, speaking up, and integrity, but do not practice what they preach. People who speak up or voice unfairness are often targeted and end up either being terminated or have their lives made so unbearable they voluntarily leave. The people who only seem to advance and get fair and decent treatment or those either friends with or related to the directors/management. I used to think the CEO was an honorable man, but cannot continue to, since he allows these types of people to stay in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to be leaders, and fair to everyone underneath you, not just your friends or relatives. Promote from within the company rather than filling positions with family members/friends. Live by the standards you voice. Take a look at the constant overturn in employees and realize that perhaps management is the problems, not the employees. Stop transferring managers who are incompetent to other areas, the problems only follow them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Abusive Work Practices, Strong Sense of Entitlement, and Hateful Managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Room Supervisor in Hancocks Bridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Control Room Supervisor in Hancocks Bridge, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Compensation is good for union workers, but if you're in management they'll cheap out until you stand up for yourself (and then make false promises). Lots of opportunities. Many good people working at various levels of the company (but they get pushed around - see Cons).

    Cons

    No respect for employees on any level. Management often creates a hostile work environment even when there is no reason for one. Senior management comes up with new policies, often contradicting the union contract, and forces first-line supervision to implement. This puts the supervisors in a position of having to implement policies they don't understand and don't agree with or ignore them and risk getting fired. The company lost a lot of good supervisors and managers over the years who got tired of these antics. And if you're not in the union, they'll stick it to you for as long as they can on salary. When you find out your being grossly underpaid, they'll make promises to align your salary with your peers, but then when the raises come out they'll hem and haw about budget constraints. All the while they'll work you ridiculously hard and you'll find that your actual hourly rate is less than that of the guys working for you, but the company will tell you it's a good deal because you're in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit stabbing employees in the back at every opportunity. Quit encouraging employees to stab each other in the back. Quit paying ridiculous salaries and bonuses for executives and then telling first-line supervisors that the 2% raise is a favor and that they're luck to be getting a raise at all. Quit trying to control every aspect of the union-management relationship just to show the union who's boss; it's not helping and in the end, it always costs more money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture

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

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

    Pros

    The company has good work life balance and pays well.

    Cons

    The people are disrespectful and they do not know how to treat people well. The glass ceiling is very thick and the health care benefits are not good compared to other companies. The company is also very slow to change and very behind in technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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