PSEG Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
81 Reviews
3.5
81 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance (except no working from home) (in 4 reviews)

  • The company has very good benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Many PSEG positions (especially field positions) require employees to be on call; this can be disruptive to work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of leadership, mentorship, & career development (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    No advancement, no recognition, disengaged management

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Hancocks Bridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hancocks Bridge, NJ

    I worked at PSEG full-time

    Pros

    Decent starting compensation and benefits

    Cons

    No room to advance a career
    Very depressing work environment
    Very low morale
    10+ years to make a career move
    Pay levels off quickly
    Horrible location
    Management has no knowledge about what they are supervising
    Management is too hard headed and won't listen to engineers
    Unethical decision making by management
    Impossible to work in a team
    Other departments won't answer emails or phone calls. You often find yourself battling other departments/
    "It's not my job" or "I don't have time to help you" are commonly said/
    Performance reviews are a joke. No progress reports or feedback are ever received.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at high employee turnover in nuclear. People work for two years take their money and run.
    People have tried to speak to management and they won't listen, they won't change and they don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    hard lesson

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Cranford, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cranford, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great overtime, great people, money is great, benefits excellent

    Cons

    management sucks, they treat you like a seat number and not a person, alot of nepotism. its who you know that can advance you to the next position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    No respect and low morale for a company that used to be great to work for

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    Former Employee - Fossil Manager  in  South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Fossil Manager in South Plainfield, NJ

    I worked at PSEG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salaries, good people working there.

    Cons

    The executive staff has ruined a good company with excessive browbeating, lack of respect and over all arrogance. They have destroyed a positive culture for the sake of punishment, impossible goals to meet and their personal agendas.They damaged the entire fossil division. When Rizzo and his Excelon cronies leave for better pastures, PSEG will grow in a positive direction. I am glad I left when I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave PSEG. You obviously do not have leadership skills to foster trust, more accurately you don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not worth the experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Supervisor  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Supervisor in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at PSEG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay - but not good pay
    Close to NYC

    Cons

    Working with bad people
    No difference between high performers and low
    Management won't have your back
    You will have to deal with Unions all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your people from Union attacks. A little bit of protection would go a long way.
    Compensate people off their abilities
    Train your people to deal with Union better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Was not challenged technically or professionally and counted down the days until I left... about a month after I started

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op  in  Hancocks Bridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Hancocks Bridge, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The job pays well

    There are multiple opportunities to move around within the company.

    You can learn a lot of information IF you take it upon yourself to look up information and go out of your way to ask questions.

    Cons

    Warning to all potential interns and co-ops: You will do no technical work at all.

    I have had two previous internships and they made this co-op look like a joke. You will not use any knowledge you have learned in college and you will not be given any real work. I know as an intern/co-op, it's a given that you will have some annoying tasks along with some interesting projects, but there were only secretarial and administrative jobs given to us.

    To anyone who hasn't been in the nuclear industry, it is extremely slow and bogged down with so many procedures and regulations that a simple two hour task is drawn out for days.

    Although every engineering group is different, I have seen other co-ops treated like crap. Some groups do not treat interns/co-ops as part of the team and some employees like to make sure you know you are just there to reduce their backlog of menial tasks.

    I was often told that work was too complex for a co-op, even if it was a basic fluid flow or heat transfer calculation. Employees do not trust interns/co-ops at all and some employees will let you know that too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to the managers would be to focus more on the employees. Almost all of the managers spend more time in meetings than supporting employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    little support

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    Former Employee - Generation Supervisor
    Former Employee - Generation Supervisor

    I worked at PSEG

    Pros

    large company,good compensation,great workforce, wish there was more I could say

    Cons

    little if any support from managers
    quick to point fingers and blame
    perfection is the minimum standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give your supervisors some training and support. there is a support system on paper but in reality there is none.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Services Corp used to be a great place to work in IT... Not anymore

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    Current Employee - Information Technology  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at PSEG full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good low level supervisors/managers (who are petrified to speak up)
    People are generally nice

    Cons

    Horrible IT Leadership
    No respect or rewards for technical skills
    All about process and outsourcing to TCS
    If you are looking for a technical challenge this isn't the place
    Mediocrity is rewarded ....
    NO FUTURE
    If you are looking to babysit unskilled consultants this is YOUR PLACE....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work you are paying TCS to complete is still being done by the skeleton shell of PSEG employees that are left. TCS is laughing all the way to the bank. All of the real talent is on their way out the door (unless they are tied to the old pension). Forget all this CMMI nonsense and get rid of Santamaria and his cronies. Long time leaders like Weeks/Bishop should be promoted to run IT...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    If revenues weren't regulated this company would have been bankrupt years ago. We can't get out of our own way.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Many hard working, smart professionals. Generally a nice place to work and a nice office environment, even if it's in Newark. Good work/life balance (except no working from home). Promotions from within.

    Cons

    Many employees have worked here for 20, 30+ years and are riding it out so that they can receive their nice pension. Senior management doesn't address the tough issues, especially when they're employee related. Too many whiners aren't shut down, which kills the morale for others. Too hierarchical. VPs park below the building and Directors park for free but the rest of us (who are paid less) have to pay for parking in Newark. Most bureaucratic and risk-averse company. No ability to work from home. How is this company touting itself as green with all the cars on the road?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO is brilliant and a great representative of the company, but the VP population is weak at best. Take control or hire management that will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Feel lucky you have a job. Expected to work 50+ hours a week.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PSEG full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. The CNO Tom Joyce is a good and fair man. Note: the two star rating is bumped up a star solely because of the CNO.

    Cons

    Cost of living pay increases became non existent unless you're "represented" (union). Eligible employees to retire were not retiring taking a large chunk of pay/incentive increases. They also hired high paying execs who are taking a larger chunk of the pay incentives. Even though employees were doing great they got bad merit reviews to justify not giving a bonus/increase. These plants will decommision in ~20 years so there is no future there unless a new nuclear construction is announced. Appears they are retaining only those employees that will retire around the same time the plant licenses expire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit to management related mistakes, develop actions to address the issues. Don't hide the truth. Some individuals might not be in your circle of friends and will do better for you than your "buds". Management is not in control, the represented work force controls them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, but didn't really like it

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Piscataway, NJ

    I worked at PSEG as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company if you're interested in the energy sector. Majority of the people are Engineers that you will work with. A lot of money if you're willing to stick around long term.

    Cons

    I received a laptop with MS Office 2003...2003! They moved me to the Piscataway location after 3 weeks of working. During hurricane sandy I was pretty much bored out of my mind since all the full-timers were on storm duty. The conference rooms are a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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