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"Probably a good place to be at if you are approaching retirement"

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Current Employee - Expert Business Analyst in San Francisco, NM
Current Employee - Expert Business Analyst in San Francisco, NM
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Company that's relatively immune to the economy cycles so job safety is there. Generally nice people. Good work-life balance although it's depends on a group you work in. Company is huge on safety and does a lot for the environment.

Cons

Extremely political!!! More so that any other place I've seen or heard of. It's mostly not what you know but who you know. Many people in high level positions who are not suited for those jobs but they got there through knowing someone. Upward mobility is limited. Very difficult to change processes due the regulatory nature of the business as well as people who are resistant to change.

Advice to Management

Communicate more openly; have less meetings to talk about things that never end up getting done for one reason or another.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great work group teams!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of work and if you show interest management will generously allow employees to expand their skills within the group by offering involvement in a variety of tasks and projects. Teamwork is abundant as is also a positive environment. Executive management communicates with employees often and takes an active role in understanding things from an employee level.

    Cons

    Backwards hiring and promotion process in some areas. While it seems like much of the rest of the world is getting on board with hiring the person and training the skills, PG&E is a test based hiring and promotion process in many departments. The tests aren't impossible but unnecessary because if the person is already doing the job well then it would seem that a test would be a waste of valuable resources that could be better spent in conducting a better interview and/or training.

    Advice to Management

    Who am I to give advice to management?


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Reactive, political org with too many chiefs and too few indians"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ok pay and benefits but you may have to fight to get what they promised, they hire good people

    Cons

    decisions come slowly. they don't know what to do with the talent they hire, internally focused mostly on themselves with supervisors and managers fighting to move one step up, a lonely environment to work in as there is really no reason for teams other than to have people under supervisors, you will walk away having learned little while watching your skills degrade, lack of tools and processes to do your job so it takes a long time to get easy things done, spreadsheet and numbers focused as if customers and employees are an afterthought, you will get blamed for any error even if you found something systemic and are trying to fix the issue, silo mentality, reliant on too many contractors who are treated as second class citizens

    Advice to Management

    listen and support your people, get out of your offices, and talk informally to those doing the work to learn what is going on in the organization, enable your talent, find the funding for better tools, stop the blame game

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