Puget Sound Energy
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www.pse.com Bellevue, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Puget Sound Energy Reviews in Bellevue, WA

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.2 34 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Puget Sound Energy President and CEO Kimberly J. Harris

Kimberly J. Harris

(17 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good solid company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsGood work life balance, Opportunity to move through the organization. Great people. Safety is a priority and the company really does care and has great safety promotion programs as well as wellness programs. Retirement programs are very good.

    ConsOften too much red tape and paperwork to get things done. Similar to working for the government with much bureaucracy. IT department needs to stabilize. Technology is slow to catch up to current standards in the industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ruthless

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsYou're working for a pretty good cause. Everyone needs electricity.

    ConsUnclear roles. While some are fine, many managers are inept. Some departments (and some projects in particular) are flush with cash, others have to go begging. There were a series of major initiatives while I was there that crashed and burned, costing the company many millions of dollars. Few repercussions were felt by those that made this happen.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a real, honest look at what you spend customer money on. And fix your PTO policies - they encourage sick people to come to work!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work for...

    STE (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsGreat traditional American corporation working culture.

    ConsAll department separate and have own analyst for each team. Each team has unique way doing or conducting work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnify the system through all teams in the PSE.

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

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    Great Place to work

    Corporate Communications (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsFast-paced invironment with a lot of great minds surrounding your. Great support team that are there to help you grow. They really care about you getting a great experience. This is like an entry-level job, not an internship. You will be given a lot of real work to do, not just intern tasks.

    ConsA lot of change going on inside the Corporate Communications department in the past few years.

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

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    Glad I left

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsGood work-life balance and benefits, strong commitment to green energy and the community, decent compensation.

    ConsPSE used to be a very warm and friendly place to work; however it has progressively gotten colder and more "corporate". The culture has become impersonal and is lukewarm at best, which is a real shame. Many hard-working and dedicated employees have left in droves and a number of well-regarded leaders (at least by their employees) have "retired" and been replaced unceremoniously. Decisions are not transparent and communication is lacking. Trust in many departments, including my former department, is very low.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work-life balance, limited development opportunities, nonexistent excitement.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsWork life balance is strong here, for the most part. Most people are friendly and genuine in the lower ranks of the organization. I have met some really great people here. Benefits are pretty good though getting worse for newer employees.

    ConsFire drills are constant. Change is preached but politics drive the organization. Not many inspiring leaders to look up to, more just managers. Things move really slow, especially those with any innovative element. A culture of fear exists in some departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job on people development. The company has invested a lot in it but I think for the most part it's superficial. You can only go so far with classes on how to deal with change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsGood benefits. Flexible working hours, but that depends on the management.

    ConsLack of respect for one another.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen what people have to say.

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

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    Hard place to work but the people are great to work with

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsPeople are great, creative and smart. They truly have the customers' best interests at heart and as a group can and do move the world when there are impacts to the customer.

    ConsFundamental processes are broken across the organization; lots of resistance to change and implementation of new technologies (we've always done it this way, why change now), a lot of cronisim

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

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    Great place if you are not overly ambitious

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsGreat benefits and a lots of opportunity to learn. I have worked with a lot of really good, really dedicated people.

    ConsThere have been a lot of shake-ups lately and that has impacted morale. PSE is very old school when it comes to career progression. You can learn a lot if you want to, but learning and excelling will not get you promoted unless someone above you happens to leave. We lose a lot of good people because of this.

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    Not as good as it used to be.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsGreat employees who care about each other. A lot of focus at the employee level on giving our customers outstanding service...it is nice to work with people who care about what they do for the customers. Pretty friendly and casual work environment. OK pay and pretty good benefits. It is nice to work for a company that provides an essential public need (as opposed to making widgets).

    ConsThe company is changing without a plan. Our new CEO has vision, but doesn't know how to implement it with her management team. Many of the directors and managers have only worked here and can't handle change so it becomes chaos for the majority of the employees. Alternatively, they are from other industries (Starbucks, Microsoft, etc.) and don't understand the unique nature of running a utility. It is constant chaos and "flavor of the week" around here and the employee and customer suffer.

    We have become more of an IT company and less of a hands-on utility. This used to be like a big family, but we have had so many retirements and so many new people coming in (who don't always stay more than a few years) that the family feeling is going away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a minute to breath. Running a utility is not rocket science. We have no competition and a captive customer base. Let's focus on providing a good product to our customer and not having constant fire drills by leaders who are in over their heads.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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