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"so much potential, paralyzed by politics"

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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")

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor- 8 Mo's"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    PG&E pays well and has many open temporary contract roles available at any given time. The company is centrally located for commuters using public transportation.

    Cons

    The culture is terribly antiquated and lifeless. Employees wait to be told what to do and are not proactive or enthusiastic. I found most people to be very nice however there is no passion or energy to innovate or improve processes or the status quo.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director's Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    What I like the most working for PG&E are their benefit programs, pension plans, tuition reimbursement program, and as well provide a child center (using lottery system) for the employees. Most of the employees are very family oriented and friendly, they don't hesitate to tranfer knowledge. They have 24/7 IT support. They concern with your healty and safety at work.

    Cons

    They needs do more work in their Talent Connect. Seems like the process is very slow.

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