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"Headed in the wrong direction..."

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Current Employee - Security Guy in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Security Guy in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great benefits and flexibility.
Low expectations are the norm.
Good pay.

Cons

Incompetence has been institutionalized at many levels. You're almost made to feel bad for expecting too much of anyone.

Advice to Management

Remember that the utility is also part of the nation's Critical Infrastructure, which is under attack more than ever. You can't cut staff while adding pet projects to make buddies with the board.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Never worked in Gov't and never want to...."

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Intermediate Manager in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits including Pension (which is unheard of in this day and age). Relatively safe place to work with a very good deal of nice people, friendly and fun.
    Enjoy the city and good location.

    Cons

    Compensation for skills and performance is terrible, very gov't structure i.e. high performer pay is limited by all the incompetence especially at higher and senior level management.
    Process and best practices are nonexistent. They can always find a reason why not to do the "right" or best, innovative thing. Status quo and hide until you retire, which is insane because they rarely fire anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in "real world" business people who can focus a company on performance and cost savings. There sooooo... much money laying around it's obscene.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Lot of work for low pay. Lots of politics"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I got an opportunity to learn new technology at PGE. Very good colleagues and employees. A very good benefits package.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, inconsistent rewards and lots of political haggling within ranks. Mid and upper management is incompetent and very distant from employees. Typical 80's organization and almost no perks.

    Advice to Management

    There is no way of the management to know who are the major contributors. Very few people grow from within. Very slow to recognize and promote talent. Please remove slackers within management.

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