Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 381 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.

Anthony F. Earley Jr.

(141 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

381 Employee Reviews
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    Ok

    Senior Software Developer (Former Employee) San Ramon, CA

    Prosvery good health coverage and pension

    Conslow growth and slow promotion

    Advice to Senior Managementgive good promotions

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    Great place to work as an engineer or field service technician.

    IT Professional (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe operational groups (Electric, Gas, Energy supply) are exceptional areas of the company with dedicated employees capable of world class achievements.

    ConsThe General Office support groups (Human Resources, Information Technology, etc.) face challenges in their current structures and capability to effectively support the operational lines of business. IT in particular is experiencing high management and employee turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture of GO does not align to the stated core values of the company. This is in distinct contrast to the operational units that make up the utility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    There was good and bad but I really struggled with not being paid as much as everyone else

    Program Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsWork/Life Balance. Granted I worked in Operations and as a Contractor for this company and the flexibility of my schedule was great. And when I moved to Program Management, my work life balance got even better. As long as you get your work done, that is the main focus. If you need to leave early or work from home, you just need to let your manager know. Granted this is dependent on your manager but I was lucky enough to work for people who allowed for this flexibility. As a program manager, I was really able to own my program and make the decisions on how to make it run effectively. Raises and bonuses come every year for the time that I worked here.

    ConsAlthough, most people say the pay is great, I did not experience this. I came in severely underpaid and never got to where I should have been even with several raises. Management did not work to ensure I was paid fairly and I knew everyone else was being paid more than me.

    Technology is so behind. It hinders getting things accomplished on a daily basis.

    Career Paths aren't clear and it is hard to move up here unless you are friends with the right people. It is not how much work you do or how smart you are, it's all about who you know. Granted it is probably like that in corporate america period.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your people more and make sure you have the right people doing the right jobs. Please please invest in technology to make the business run better and more efficiently.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good learning experience.

    Director (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsInteresting work and opportunities to expand ones expertise.

    ConsMiddle Management (Director/Senior Director) do not share information openly. Seems political. Senior manager level with 20+ years of service seem to act very resistant to outside hires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with and it's at a great location

    Consbig company, hard to move positions

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    Loved working here

    Instructional Designer (Former Employee) San Ramon, CA

    ProsIn my role, there was lots of flexibility, autonomy, as well as challenging projects. I was able to be completely a self-starter and had a great manager with a forward-thinking management style.

    ConsThe offices and business are very spread out and therefore there is some travel involved, which I did not consider too much of a 'con,' but it is worth mentioning.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Procurement Specialist (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsIf you play the politics right it's a good secure job.

    ConsDept. was not really open to change from a contractor. They had a couple of low level people calling the shots of how things were to be done and their thought process was wrong. Dept. mgmt did not really want to change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Good and Bad

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) West Sacramento, CA

    ProsOnce you pass a 9 month probation you are golden on the call center
    Benefits are cheap but they have high deductibles
    Easy job

    ConsAwful shift bids
    As a new employee information is only given if you know the questions to ask or you have a friend who can tell you
    Mid Managers build leadership teams based on who they know vs the best candidate

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a balance between promotions based on the bidding seniority process and the best candidates and their experience

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good times and bad times

    Analyst (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsLots of places you can go in the company, both regionally and occupationally.

    ConsDinosaur company. Very slow moving and behind-the-times. CPUC & IBEW limits can also make things difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart practicing what you preach. And start treating your lower-middle managers/supervisors as well as you do bargaining unit employees. And stop creating so many high up positions that layers of bureaucracy. (Sr director, director, Sr manager, manager, Jr manager...etc)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great benefits

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, flexibility, opportunities, culture, management

    ConsNone .. .. .. ..

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