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PSEG Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Stable job, good benefits and pay (in 27 reviews)

  • Changing work environment keeps it from becoming boring (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not the best especially if you are in a finance field (in 11 reviews)

  • Not family friendly: company doesn't have any work from home policy (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "anonymous"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PSEG full-time

    Pros

    -stable income
    -free coffee and tea

    Cons

    -Not family friendly: company doesn't have any work from home policy
    -Newark traffic and parking: company garage is only for certain directors and managers. in addition to not getting as much paid, you need to pay for your own parking
    -slow promotion system


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A good company overall but the stability of the IT department is a cause for concern."

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSEG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outside of the IT department this is a good place to work. Most of the people here are friendly, good, hardworking folks it's a shame that a certain individual is trying to ruin the reputation of the company.

    Cons

    This is a company that for over 100 years has preached values, ethics and integrity. Since the day the CIO has walked through the door the culture of the IT department has changed and it has only gotten worse.

    He is currently working on a plan to eliminate more than 40 positions from IT in the coming weeks and replace them with outsourced resources. In his time at PSEG he has shown little regard for the well being of the people in this department and now his actions take it one step further. Room for advancement came to a screeching halt when he started working here as open positions within his SLT were filled by his former associates from outside of our environment. Management and supervisor positions were handpicked and filled as rotational assignments without giving qualified employees the opportunity to post. Lower level positions have already been outsourced or eliminated. It is very discouraging.

    He also does not seem to care what the impact that outsourcing will have on the perception of the company in today's political environment. We work in an industry that relies on our federal and local government in many different ways. While our President and his administration are looking to keep jobs here our CIO has his own agenda. As this becomes public what does that do to the image of the company? What message does that send to our employees, customers, suppliers and government?

    This is a CIO has been investigated for ethical misconduct more than once and while PSEG encourages and preaches the Standards of Integrity it seems to not apply within the walls of his office.

    There may be a place for outsourced resources within a company in order to cut costs and enhance productivity but it is very unfortunate that the self-serving decisions of some people are going to cost so many good, hardworking, caring people their jobs. This agenda seems to be nothing more than a way for him to pad his resume (and potentially his pockets) and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. Keep your eyes open. Ask questions and question the answers. If you truly pride yourselves on the reputation of the company then open your eyes and see what's going on and ask yourself if that is the message you want to send to your employees and general public. What happened to People Strong?

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Experienced Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSEG full-time

    Pros

    The benefits is really good.

    Cons

    They provide you no training.

    Advice to Management

    You can't blame an employee for not performing their job to the level you'd like if said employee has not been provided all the resources possible to be success, in general, within the company, and in particular, in their role. "PROVIDE THEM THE NECESSARY RESOURCES TO BE SUCCESSFUL"


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PSEG (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    business casual, good salary, good benefits

    Cons

    don't treat their employees as people

    Advice to Management

    Think about how your decisions effect people


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Unrealistic Expectations"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Clerk in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at PSEG (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    $$$$$$ Money and work hours

    Cons

    mundane workload, horrible management and dirty place to work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Salem, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Salem, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSEG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for just graduating...but OT is not always approved.

    Cons

    Micromanagement on every task and assignment; no room to flex all the creativity engineers usually are hired for. Systems Engineers are basically the paralegals of the engineering world, 95 % of the job is remedial administrative tasks that require shifting through documents and reports all day. They frequently hire very qualified young engineers and "use and abuse" them. Most leave after only a few years with a sour taste.

    Advice to Management

    It is not their fault, the industry is gearing system engineering to be this way but they should stop micromanaging everything.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Money or Life Quality"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Shift Supervisor in Hancocks Bridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Nuclear Shift Supervisor in Hancocks Bridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSEG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High salaries and large bonuses. Willing to provide training to entry level employees that meet ANSI requirements. That's about it for the pros.

    Cons

    Confused leadership, most of which have been promoted beyond their ability. Non-union employees often work long hours without compensation. Training staff is often belittling to new employees. Constant struggles between union and management. High turnover rate for management. HR is completely incompetent. It took over a year to get my pay issues corrected. HR is also extremely racist. If you aren't black, they probably can't help you. V.P. comes down a few times a year to tell you that the company is about to shutdown the nuclear side.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some new people for management. Recruit people based on their abilities and place them where needed instead of trying to push everyone through the same mold. This causes several parts of the organization to be understaffed in the leadership area. Specifically the maintenance departments.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "PSR TEST ENGINEER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Plainfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PSEG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of overtime and opportunities to make money and grow. Good Benefits

    Cons

    ALOT of discrimination towards minorities. Special treatment was given to those non-minorities. Management was a joke, had no idea what they were doing and didn't trust there workers. IBEW protects you until a certain point then just takes the company side. Good place to work for if you turn away to all theses problems.

    Advice to Management

    STOP DISCRIMINATION!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Project Management Drpartment in S. Plainfield, NJ"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in South Plainfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice offices, free coffee, lots of work, high energy atmosphere, ability to manage multi million dollar projects.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Management seem to all be competing to advance and go to greener pastures at the expense of thevProject Managers and other staff. This might be due to the reason that they have been promoted to the level of incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    The Director and Senior Project Managers need to be replaced with personnel that know how to
    Manage a Project Management Deoartment.


  10. "Field Supervisor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at PSEG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Secur Job. Interesting Work.

    Cons

    Work requirements can be extreme at times.

    Advice to Management

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