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"The worst place I ever worked"

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. 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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


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