Pacific Gas and Electric - There was good and bad but I really struggled with not being paid as much as everyone else | Glassdoor
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"There was good and bad but I really struggled with not being paid as much as everyone else"

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Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Work/Life Balance. Granted I worked in Operations and as a Contractor for this company and the flexibility of my schedule was great. And when I moved to Program Management, my work life balance got even better. As long as you get your work done, that is the main focus. If you need to leave early or work from home, you just need to let your manager know. Granted this is dependent on your manager but I was lucky enough to work for people who allowed for this flexibility. As a program manager, I was really able to own my program and make the decisions on how to make it run effectively. Raises and bonuses come every year for the time that I worked here.

Cons

Although, most people say the pay is great, I did not experience this. I came in severely underpaid and never got to where I should have been even with several raises. Management did not work to ensure I was paid fairly and I knew everyone else was being paid more than me.

Technology is so behind. It hinders getting things accomplished on a daily basis.

Career Paths aren't clear and it is hard to move up here unless you are friends with the right people. It is not how much work you do or how smart you are, it's all about who you know. Granted it is probably like that in corporate america period.

Advice to Management

Invest in your people more and make sure you have the right people doing the right jobs. Please please invest in technology to make the business run better and more efficiently.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good learning experience."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director 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

    Interesting work and opportunities to expand ones expertise.

    Cons

    Middle Management (Director/Senior Director) do not share information openly. Seems political. Senior manager level with 20+ years of service seem to act very resistant to outside hires.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "The Good and Bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in West Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Once you pass a 9 month probation you are golden on the call center
    Benefits are cheap but they have high deductibles
    Easy job

    Cons

    Awful shift bids
    As a new employee information is only given if you know the questions to ask or you have a friend who can tell you
    Mid Managers build leadership teams based on who they know vs the best candidate

    Advice to Management

    Find a balance between promotions based on the bidding seniority process and the best candidates and their experience

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