Pacific Gas and Electric - Good work & great people, but highly political organization | Glassdoor
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"Good work & great people, but highly political organization"

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Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The people and challenges to tackle are tremendous. You get to work at a scale that's hard to match. There are great groups and organizations. Training, pay and work-life balance are hard to beat.

Cons

There's just a tremendous amount of bureaucracy to make things happen. The organization excels at getting in its own way with continual reorgs and shifting priorities coming down from middle management.

Advice to Management

If you really want to deliver a great customer experience, invest in our systems and put the right resources in place to deliver exceptional products and services.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. Helpful (4)

    "so much potential, paralyzed by politics"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    recession-proof business; interesting changes in the sector (smartgrid etc); industry's aging workforce means many entry level opportunities; unions for all field and skilled labor; good benefits for all full time employees; good perqs and bonus structure for management (non-union)

    Cons

    complicity & passivity pervade management & corp services; field techs & customer service are better as they are on the front lines but the overall culture suffers badly from a regulatory environment that guarantees profit and quasi-monopoly. all competition then, instead of to earn market share, is internal and political, creating a myopic focus on the shareholder and the regulator at the expense of the ratepayer; borderline corrupt in places

    Advice to Management

    volunteer to cede all program management back to the state for open bidding and focus on managing and maintaining assets ("back to pipes & wires")


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Pay isn't everything.."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Planner
    Current Employee - Service Planner
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, and employee discounts. You also get to work with some really great people who care about the work that they do.

    Cons

    Lack of training, lack of concern to the environmental impact caused by construction (a very weak procedure put in place), management has this "us against them" attitude towards union employees which make communicating concerns a tedious task, and nepotism is often tolerated, and dare I say, practiced among the ranks of management.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of companies out there that issue psychological testing for managerial employees for a very good reason.. Just a thought.

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