Pacific Gas and Electric - Fast tracked up the career ladder | Glassdoor
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"Fast tracked up the career ladder"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Very supportive of younger employees. Lots of opportunities for growth and support for additional education. Although there was a distinct structure to the company, most people had an open door policy and you could get time when you needed it.

Cons

Long hours, stressful environment. We had a lot of responsibilities and there was little room for mistakes when you have the eyes of management, customers, protestors and the utility commission on you at all times.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stop all your complaining and be happy you got a job! Could be without."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Flexiable schedule, no watch dog mentality. Friendly Co-Workers, Modern technology and very reflective of diversity of people working in company.

    Cons

    Buercracey upper management. Too many business process loop holes. Too many middle people who don't know their job descpription. Too many Contract Employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your department before you ask us to ask you questions that you can't answer!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pacific Gas and Electric--advancement and career development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Business Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture of hiring from within. Large organization, culturally acceptable to move horizontally into roles/jobs without substantial history of holding similar role. Personal relationships are the gold starndard for career advancement.

    Cons

    Lack or flimsy career development paths. Narrow and constrained role definitiion. Culture does not reward initiative or proactivity, rather it is punished and discouraged. Personal relationships are the gold standard for career advancement and/or demotion. If you are lucky enough to have a sponsor who is well connected in the organization, you can advance, if not, it will be difficult. Consultants tend to be brought on for interesting, strategic, or challenging assignments, and employees relegated to support positions rather than strategic input.

    Advice to Management

    revamp rewards systems to support and encourage proactivity and initiative in employees. Finely tune career paths and competencies within career tracks. Offer more training tied to specific career tracks and give more budget to trainining employees for leadership positions.

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