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"Slow and Safe Company"

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Current Intern - Intern in Sacramento, CA
Current Intern - Intern in Sacramento, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

If you like working at slow and safe pace, where changes generally go at a turtle's pace then this is the place you want to work at. Pay is good, benefits are good, and the people that work here are good.

Cons

The pace is too slow caused mostly by communication issues. The company is very top heavy, those at the bottom will generally be pushed aside by management in critical projects. A utility company should and needs to listen to the folks on the ground. There is a general lack of standardization and sharing of information which ultimately are communcation issues that can really slow a company down during important changes caused by government regulations or natural disasters.

Advice to Management

A system of standization is needed. There is also a need to greatly emphasize the sharing of information between employees and employment. Every project should only have people that are 100% committed to the project, this speeds up the project by providing better organization and ensuring that resources are appropriately allocated towards the completion of the project. In other words, get the project done on time, on budget, and with no BS or extra sugar.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Concord, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to advance within a large company environment.

    Cons

    Lots of reorganization, which can be a good thing for some positions. For others, it could mean transition out of the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Big Quasi-Governmental Organizations are Big."

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Ability to advance, Career oriented.

    Cons

    Very slow moving, tons of bureaucracy, difficult to effect change from the bottom up.

    Advice to Management

    Excitement and morale building efforts over very high level achievements are not effective for ground level workers. Additionally, quite a few of our efforts are very "one size fits all," including some educational efforts that are overkill for office based employees.

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