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"Great if you want a nine to five and a great retirement"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Laid back atmosphere with a great work life balance. You can work a 8 nine hour days and get a "RDO" (Rotational Day Off). That basically means you get to have a three day weekend twice a month. You won't be paid the same as working for a software company since you work for a IT department for a utility company. But if you want stability and want to be lazy this is the place for you.

Cons

IT talent is sub par at best. Employee's have to try hard to get fired so there is no motivation to keep up with the pace of technology. A majority of the IT staff is over the age of 50 and hesitant to adapt to new technologies. Best coding practices are not enforced and a majority of the coding is done by contractors. Contractors stay for extended periods of time sometimes over five to ten years. Recently, they require contractors to be released after two years. But this just means they switch from one department to the other.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Right of Way Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - R/W Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - R/W Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The money is reasonably good. Working envireonment is tolerable to fair.

    Cons

    Management is demanding and many times chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Need better trained management with personalities and willing to communicate. Show by example.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable and employees are sharp and work well together. Many long-term employees.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Spending and budget allocation is not always most effective.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive to adapt to changes.

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