Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance although it's depends on a group you work in (in 48 reviews)

  • ok pay and benefits but you may have to fight to get what they promised, they hire good people (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • A few permanent employees made complaints to Upper Management, but no action taken (in 24 reviews)

  • Depending on the organization and your title, there is little or no work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Contracted IT Project Manager

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    Current Contractor - IT Consultant/Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - IT Consultant/Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great salary, work from home, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Disadvantage when it comes to training when you are a contractor. You are not treated as an equal to your coworker or by your supervisors when you are a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Give the same training if expecting the same results and regardless if you are a contractor or employee, everyone deserves respect and fairness.

  2. Inflexible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits. They still have a pension. Seemingly genuine commitment to safety from top to bottom.

    Cons

    Inflexible employer for the Bay Area.

  3. Principal, Electric Manager

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    Current Employee - Principal in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Principal in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Opportunities to do interesting work, meet other industry professionals and do many things.

    Cons

    - Little work life balance, lack of resources, working vacations
    - PG&E insists on people working downtown or in San Ramon on a regular basis - which adds many hours to the day, is not efficient or effective, and adds to potential safety issues. (those areas are not affordable for real estate - so whats the point).
    - Directors are detached and don't have management or people skills - but think they do.

    Advice to Management

    - Ratepayers pay loads extra for all the unnecessary and inefficient travel requirements (hotels, meals, air) - require directors to do skip level meetings and become involved in the business.

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  5. This is a really good place to work, but its not for everyone.

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    Current Employee - Senior Learning Strategist in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Learning Strategist in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you are skilled at your work you'll have no problem here and you'll make lots of find similarly qualified folks.

    Cons

    This is not really a Con, just the other side of the coin ... PG&e is a big established organization and in these types of organizations things don't happen quickly.

  6. Ecellent organization to be part of. Professionally managed and lots of talented people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Good leadership, Quality Work

    Cons

    Proactive improvements is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Improvements can be made to streamline operations

  7. Business Planner, Power Generation

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    Former Employee - Business Planner in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Business Planner in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    PG&E has a world class team of employees. They are some of the best engineers, project managers, analyst, and support folks in the business and working with them was a pleasure. They have a great benefits package and positions available in both major cities and beautiful wild areas in central and northern California. Pretty much anywhere you want to work within the central and northern California area has positions available.

    Cons

    PG&E is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is a very expensive area to live, most of the upper management positions are located in San Francisco.

    Advice to Management

    Save everyone some money and decentralize out of the Bay Area!

  8. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

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

    Pros

    Stability with a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Complacency among many employee. Employee's are good at being 9 to 5 workers

  9. Electrical Worker

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    Current Employee - Power Line Worker in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Power Line Worker in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Benefits Compared to Most Companies; Newly Hired Less Benefits Than Older Employees

    Cons

    Capricious Management, Employees, and Customers

    Advice to Management

    Do More "Soft Skills" Training for All; Make New Hires Have Better Benefits As Older; No "Two Teir"

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    Senior Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension plan, tuition reimbursement . Lots of opportunities to seek different positions within the company.

    Cons

    Company is currently facing some challenges due to utility regulations. New Management and leadership create veryb stressful environments with unreasonable deadlines .

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect. Give credit to employees with experience . Bringing new leadership from outside with no utility experience is not the answer.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Cliquey, secretive and fake

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Elk Grove, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    benefits, leave of absence, sick leave, paternity leave, FMLA leave

    Cons

    IBEW union and being forced in the union that gives money to only one political party. IBEW is always putting their political preference up but if you disagree with their political preference, you cannot protest nor take your money back. Union dues should not go towards political causes but towards the union members.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting the Union take over everything. Stop letting them post political things everywhere because it is against many of your employees political preference.

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