Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
437 Reviews
3.4
437 Reviews
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.
Anthony F. Earley Jr.
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fieldman in Salinas, CA
    Former Employee - Fieldman in Salinas, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Money, IBEW or whatever Union that you will be in is almost mandatory, Money, Cool people to work with. Did I mention money? NO? Yeah Money.

    Cons

    Good old boy network. Getting in the front door. The interview process. If you are not white you will be "rerouted" to where people who look like you are. Black?...Oakland. If you have the look, wear a fishing hat, drive a pickup truck and spit chewin' tabacca...you will fit right in...100K as a field person/lineman is pretty much a guarantee...ON THE LOW SIDE!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    H/R

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Short Commute is the best I can come up with for the required 5 words....

    Cons

    Just about everything else - terrible mid-management with no leadership skills. Feels like a group of "Stepford" robots who work out of fear. Everyone is graded on a curve, which makes your co-workers do everything they can to look good, including taking each other down. A real negative experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take advice from others who have come from successful companies before they leave. The Directors of the groups generally shut this down, so it is a challenge to reach down to some fresh ideas, Leadership skills are lacking in H/R. People manage up well, but hide the dysfunction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good stable company with job security.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager/Supervisor Energy Efficiency in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager/Supervisor Energy Efficiency in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large stable company, good benefits with pension, years of expertise with colleagues. The company is very progress in the clean energy/energy efficiency work it does compared to many other utilities across the country. Most people who work there have been there for decades and have a wealth of knowledge, which is very valuable and a great resource.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, overly regulated, very hierarchical and everything seems to move at snails pace. A lot of time on the job is spent on multiple regulatory requests and endless reporting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little less risk averse.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    HR

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Only thing I could come up with is employee discount!

    Cons

    Worst company ever. Terrible mgmt! Energy company that drains you! Ironic!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue your employee engagement lacks. Terrible leadership!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Large company, unionized mediocrity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    The pay is good, and hours are flexible. If you want to have a stable place to work PG&E is the place for you.

    Cons

    If you want to grow your career and continue your working knowledge technically, PG&E will stifle growth and promote mediocrity. The management on the IT side of the house have zero idea how to lead. They tend to micro manage most of the time and show very little interest in streamlining any of their long drawn out procedures. Hint, creating a runbook for GPO work is not realistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the layers upon layers of leadership and talk with your technical staff. Those middle management supervisors do nothing for your forward movement and end up justifying their own existence by micro-managing everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Accounting Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for as far as benefits and opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult to have a work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation for your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work with lots of benefits!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are lots of hard working individuals in the company. They strive to do the best they can at every given moment. The pay and benefits are top notch, and vacation time is great.

    Cons

    I had a chance to work in two different offices and experienced totally different work environments. As with every company there's always people that are too stubborn and high strung. Make lots of friends, but always protect yourself with emails the best you can. I wasn't as good as playing the game as everyone else so I decided to leave the company after falsified accusations placed on me. I still love the company, but a bad apple is a bad apple.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be more in touch with employees. They are out of the office too much and don't understand what really goes on in the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people and an important mission of safely providing gas and electric services

    Cons

    Difficult to have so many negative news stories

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making the progress that has been made over the last few years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    1st year employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    great benefits & career progression

    Cons

    old school business. new blood is needed to enhance company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    PG&E

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good benefits

    Cons

    Poor internal support, dearly behind in technology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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