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"California classic"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Employees have a sense of mission, dedication to serving the customer base. The fundamentals of the company are solid and it obtains energy from hydro, coal, gas, and nuclear. Working toward integrating alternative energy sources.

Cons

Regulatory structure inhibits innovation, raises costs, but that is par for the course with regulated companies. Perhaps a bigger problem is that the company is too inbred at least in IT org. IT leadership has changed recently, but it remains to be seen if innovation follows. Change is slow and difficult for many to handle.

Advice to Management

Keep working to integrate outside perspectives and experiences. Congrats on effective dealings with reg bodies.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. Helpful (11)

    "The worst place I ever worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None.
    The employee benefits are not even that good, stop lying to yourself. Please go work in another utility and see for yourself.

    Cons

    1. No equality in pay across different lines of business
    2. No equality in promotional opportunities
    3. Poor communication amongst all levels
    4. Bureaucracy makes it impossible to get things done
    5. Please stop with the "do more with less non-sense". The company is not efficient enough to do more with less. How about fire some of those useless directors, then we can actually have money to hire people that can actually do the work!
    6. The directors and above do not know what they are doing, please evaluate their competency and value to the company

    Advice to Management

    The recent changes are not enough. The company needs to look at how, where, and when, the money is spent. If any senior executive is looking at this, please reduce the layers, why do we have VP, Sr. Dir, Dir, Sr. Mgr, Mgr, and Sup? Why is some line of business with more layer than others? What is the value of those directors that do not do anything but sit around? The best way to see who is adding value is to talk to the employees and ask them. If you ask genuinely, they will tell you.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "The ultimate bureaucracy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    extensive telecommuting
    lots of new and interesting work to do
    modernizing systems
    culture is beginning to change
    management is starting to listen

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Promotion by association
    Constant reorgs
    Projects are rushed at inception, rather than practical and realistic

    Advice to Management

    Create anonymous site for comments, and require that all senior directors and above read every comment
    Create a monthly recognition and rewards program where every manager nominates one employee per month for every 20 employees to receive a $500 reward for something outstanding they've done.


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