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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews in Avila Beach, CA

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
402 Reviews
3.4
402 Reviews
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.
Anthony F. Earley Jr.
152 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance although it's depends on a group you work in (in 38 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits, support for volunteering (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • It's hard to get your job done if you're constantly trying to prove your worth to upper management (in 22 reviews)

  • Middle management presents a significant barrier to changing corporate culture (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    A professional, safety consious organization

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Avila Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Avila Beach, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Safety is priority one and the company walks the talk on this issue.

    Cons

    Lack of resources in crucial departments requiring technical expertise. First line supervisors do not have the necessary tools to perform their jobs (lack of resources and head count restraints).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to be more aware of the value of various departments. Few departments get the management attention and necessqary resources.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Giving Up

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    Former Employee - Temporary Additional  in  Avila Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Temporary Additional in Avila Beach, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best pay in the area, many great and talented co-workers

    Cons

    Cannot get on permanent to save my life even though I have been working outages for several years and a few years as a year-round contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your TAs. They have experience to keep Diablo safe. You shouldn't trust too many newbies just to save some pennies or an even more expensive problem could occur.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor and under average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Avila Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avila Beach, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    they have a good retirement plan

    Cons

    Poor management and treating their employees unfairly .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an strategic plan and directive clear instructions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A plant run by fear

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Avila Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avila Beach, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Committed employees who really want to do the right thing and often have the experience and insight to know what the right thing should be.

    Cons

    Fear and control best describe management style at our plant. Management knows they should engage their employees but they don't. My suspicion is they know they won't hear what they want to hear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to management because they wouldn't listen. I have advice to current and future employees... run away, run away screaming.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Big and slow at times, but wants to make life good for employees.

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer  in  Avila Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer in Avila Beach, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Good benifits, good pay, good people, trying hard on work-life issues. Not a lot of forced overtime for non-management and paid overtime is available. Big concentration of some of the smartest, dedicated people I have ever seen. Good solid place to work. Energy is a conservative industry and I nice place to be in hard times.

    Cons

    Big company, slow moving, some changes causing problems (SAP, "Transformation"). Union-Management interaction can slow progress, though they seem to try harder than most. Layoffs in some parts of the company. Cost is becoming more of an issue. Headcount is being "captured" by not replacing people who leave or retire. That makes more work for those who are left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what is really going on at the ground level before making your decisions. Think long term, not 3 years until you move to your next job.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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