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"Bureaucratic Paradise"

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Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Plenty of opportunity to move around if you don't like your current position. Pretty tough to get fired. Good job security and benefits.

Cons

Extremely slow-moving and frustrating company to work for. A nightmarish level of red-tape and bureaucracy. A glut of incompetent managers and executives. Lots of office politics and ladder-climbers. Lack of good standards and procedures, but they have only been around for 100+ years, so maybe I should give them a break. Lots of hypocrisy, management says one thing, but does another. Land of the status quo.

Advice to Management

Become competent in the area that you manage. Manage the business as if you were a part-owner. Think about your customers and employees before yourselves. Resist the entitlement mentality.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A stable company to work for; picture a giant turtle."

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

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

    Pros

    - Stable Job
    - Good benefits ie. Pension
    - Good for learning about the industry

    Cons

    - Slow
    - Understaffed
    - Reluctant to change
    - The pay in finance seems to be below industry averages

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more people and offer competitive salaries.
    - Reduce the number of mandatory classes and surveys employees are required to participate in.


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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