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"Very political, not so rewarding career"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Ramon, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Ramon, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You get to know how to play politics! Few positives otherwise.

Cons

Politics and seniority are everything. Your career will be dead in 3 years. No new technology tried out. Still working with Windows 7. And the pay is very average.

Advice to Management

Not sure where to start. Top talent will never look at PGE unless there are dramatic changes. Outsourcing is the right way to go for now.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good people working hard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The line and gas workers as well as the other folks (engineers, environmental scientists) I meet try hard to give good customer service and to do their best job on a daily basis.

    Cons

    I have met some unscrupulous managers - but I have met some awesome conscientious managers as well.

    Advice to Management

    Take some risks for your customers. The State of California should be opposed sometimes, because they don't have your customers best interests at heart. I give to you the example of energy alerts, where they tell the customers to cut their power use. So people have to "suffer" because you can't tell the CPUC that you need more base load (NG power plants)? There shouldn't be blackouts because there isn't enough energy, and the customers shouldn't be paying $0.31 per kWh - the highest in the nation so that the politicians can make their green constituents feel good about themselves.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Great People"

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay, benefits are great, and training is provided and encouraged.

    Cons

    Union employees abuse their rights to not work. Management doesn't always look ahead for long term planning.

    Advice to Management

    Get some fresh employees in the company.

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