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"Solid Overview of Energy Market - excellent people to learn from"

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Former Employee - Undergraduate Rotational Program in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Undergraduate Rotational Program in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-Occupies a great place in the market
-Easy to navigate the organization and change roles
-Spend tons of time training and building culture
-Excellent leverage to make a big impact

Cons

-can be very bureaucratic
-difficult to manage upwards, lots of layers
-can feel very slow paced at times

Advice to Management

Improve opportunities to gain experience for younger employees
Create feedback loops that encourage more innovation

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Beware, external IT candidates. Cronyism reigns supreme."

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    Former Employee - IT Personnel in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Personnel in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent but declining benefits package.

    Cons

    Interviews for positions in IT above entry level are often shams. No process exists for employees to qualify for promotions. Employees must apply and interview for all advancement opportunities. When managers want to promote an individual, they create a new position and advise the person to be promoted that he or she should apply. To satisfy HR, a minimum number of candidates must be interviewed, so interested external and internal candidates are also accepted, despite the outcome already having been decided.

    During the interview, candidates are scored numerically in two areas; subjectively based on behavioral questions and objectively based on job qualifications (technical questions). These are then averaged together and the highest scoring candidate selected. Though this provides a legally defensible appearance of fairness, the subjective portion is used to skew the scoring towards the preselected candidate. If other candidates score so highly on the objective portion that the overall score does not favor the preselected candidate, the objective score will be thrown out for all candidates so the subjective scoring can be adjusted to justify hiring the preselected candidate.

    Advice to Management

    If there is not a top to bottom house cleaning of IT management within the next few years, you're going to be hard pressed to justify having an internal IT organization due to total lack of competitiveness with outsourcers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "PG&E is similar to Congress, everyone likes their representative, but dislikes it as a whole"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people who work at PG&E. Some of the most loyal, hard-working, and caring I've been around.

    Cons

    As with any company or organization with 20k+ employees, you're bound to find a handful of terrible people/workers. Unfortunately these people find their way into a union represented position and they are difficult to get rid of.

    Advice to Management

    There is a difficult road ahead, but stay the course. The upper management here does a fine job, it's the middle management who need to stay grounded.

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