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"The ultimate bureaucracy"

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. "Great place for minorities and women to advance. Great opportunities for educational assistance."

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional employer for benefits, medical, education, holidays, and vacation. Educational opportunity excellent. You will be offered the opportunity to use your abilities and grow.

    Cons

    Slow moving large company. Just replaced many senior executives that were milking the money from shareholders. Management does not look at prior job skills, and you must look to join company as entry level or senior level - juniors would be well advised to movfe up the management ladder at another corporation and then apply here for parallel move.

    Advice to Management

    Management has very poor resource management ability. They need better tools to manage the growth pipeline and not bombarb their employees with 6 months of 10/hr a day-6 day a week overtime and then 6 months of twidling their thumbs.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Horrible company. Has not changed since the days when Erin Brockovich revealed their true nature."

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

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

    Pros

    They pay you extremely well.

    Cons

    You have to compromise your values if you want to stay working for them.

    Advice to Management

    Change the values and the culture and bring in all new management.

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