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"Good learning experience."

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Former Intern - Electrical Operations Intern in Oakland, CA
Former Intern - Electrical Operations Intern in Oakland, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Great people, good pay. A lot of activities for interns to meet and learn more about the company. Nice location.

Cons

sometimes boring. Substation Asset Strategy has to give more work to interns or not ask for any at all. Sometimes there was no work.

Advice to Management

give interns more work in SAS

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work for those seeking slower professional pace and stagnant work environment."

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    GREAT work life balance, competitive salary for the responsibilities and expectations. People are generally nice and non-competitive. Lots of room for internal mobility if a role doesn't work out or if you just are not competent for a job, there's another one around the corner.

    The company gets a lot of bad wrap in the media and from a lot of San Franciscans due to the socialist views of many SF residents and from the San Bruno explosion, but from the inside, I think management and the folks who make up the work force are not evil or intentionally mismanaging. There is a lot of care from the workforce.

    Cons

    The culture is SLOW and little visible ACTION takes place. It is a very meeting driven, consensus oriented culture, which is great, but lack of initiative and decision making by those who have Manager/Director titles leads to INACTION and just a lot of wasted time in meetings. Being in management = making decision and taking accountability.

    Though internal mobility is great for growth, too many employees move around due to limited growth w/in their current dept or because the job isn't working out. Thus, high rates in job transfers leads to tasks being left undone and/or employee incompetency due to inadequate knowledge to perform. The greater concern is that the true root of the high mobility rate is never realized due to people moving to get an easy promotion or because they suck at their job; sometimes it's more effective to terminate someone due to poor performance rather than make it someone else's problem.

    Advice to Management

    Hold everyone accountable, management and non-management employees. If employees are held more accountable, then the business results will help with renewing a positive image for the company when incompetency declines.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disposable contractors"

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    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager SCADA Lifecycle
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager SCADA Lifecycle
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a wide variety of contract types available.

    Cons

    A contractor can expect no consideration to be given to the continuance of their livelihood. Decisions in complete discord with any promises made during the hiring procesd can be expected. The initially stated contract length means nothing and you can expect no warning if the contract will be cut short. Even if you were let's say, in the middle of a home loan modification and loss of income would cost you your home. That would be something of no concern here despite all the early assurances during the hiring process that the contract would continue in excess of the stated length in the job req.
    it's truly reprehensible, the degree to which the value of a contracted worker has become here.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt polices where you actually have some concern for the well being of people coming to work there, even if they are contractors. We're people with lives as well as your FTEs.

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