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Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Stable job, good benefits and pay (in 25 reviews)

  • Changing work environment keeps it from becoming boring (in 17 reviews)

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

  • No opportunities for engineers to work from home occasionally (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Gas Distribution Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great staff, make what you want out of the experienc

    Cons

    slow moving at times, lot of admin work


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "VP - Business Assurance & Resilience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Vice President in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PSEG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Superb executive leadership team; highly dedicated employees; genuine attitude of service to the community, to employees, and to shareowners. Compensation on par, or better, than peers in the industry. Safety always a #1 priority.

    Cons

    Sometimes high pressure - especially during annual "budget season." Sometimes irregular hours / days due to severe weather events so as to ensure business continuity, quick service restorations, and infrastructure congruity.

    Advice to Management

    Steady ahead . . .


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  5. "Great company to work for. Many opportunities to grow and perform different duties."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reactor Operator in Salem, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Reactor Operator in Salem, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSEG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities and ability to perform different job functions. Great pay and benefits. Company listens to employees and holds at least quarterly roll out of ongoing s within the company.

    Cons

    May need to work shift work depending on your job function. Long commute distance depending on where you are coming from.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in South Plainfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PSEG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is no less or above industry average.
    Health care is decent but not great.
    Definetly a great company to start but not to stay long.

    Cons

    Neputism lives in PSEG live and well. Its a big issue but noone speak about it. Yet, there is "retention" problem exist, but they still manage to lower my level(25) by 50 percent startin 2018. Pay increase will buy you a new Iphone every year (but bot iphone plus!).

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing with our bonus to make your wealth and greedy shareholders happy. If you are going to cry about company vehicles almost every opurtunity just take them away!!!! This is NJ and NY area that we often have to deal with, and your expectations are off the charts. Kill the rotation engineer program it is waste of time. Just like many areas; rotation is yet again very disorganized, not well tought out program.Do something about neputism, its annoying when looking for a person in company directory, you literally face with 10 20 or even 40 same last names poping up.


  7. "Great Company Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company, benefits are top notch, stability, good training available and the Community Partnerships are amazing!

    Cons

    Takes a while to get on board but well worth it


  8. "GReat Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Great Benefits and Good work Enviroment

    Cons

    None, The company really pushes for employees

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (2)

    "I.T. - Run For Your Life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PSEG full-time

    Pros

    None. Nadda. Zip.

    Cons

    - No home/work life balance
    - There is never any money to update/replace very outdated technology. You need to just make it work.
    - Cost cutting comes before people
    - "You will work 24x7 until it is fixed!" is the go to mentality of senior management.
    - There are not enough employees in the organization to support the number of projects or production systems that need to be worked on. This is not a personal statement. This is actual fact based on benchmarking.
    - There is no succession planning for employees.
    - All industry standards for project planning, development, testing, cut over planning have been thrown out. It is a fly by the seat of your pants environment.
    - Everything is important/ critical/ must be worked on and resolved. Get ready to be pulled in different directions at least every hour of your day. And management continues to expect everything fixed the same day.
    - Sleep....what is that? Expect to be called out in the middle of the night almost nightly and you are expected to be at work bright and early the following morning ready to go.
    - Weekends - expect to be working.
    - Outsourced "partners". The running joke of the department is they give PS their new trainees. They don't know how to log into systems. They don't know how to perform the basic job functions they are assigned to do.
    - Expect to wear multiple hats. If you are a project mgr. you will also need to know how to design systems, architecture, coding, creating test scripts, test the systems, tell the coding vendor where to make code changes to correct a failure. If you don't your project will fail and you will be blamed for it.
    - If you enjoy being micro-managed every second of your day, then this is the place for you.
    - When you decide to take a vacation...expect to be called on your personal cell phone.
    - The standard work day is 7:30am until at least 8pm or later. Expect to not be home for dinner with your family. Expect to be called out to solve more problems on your drive home at 8 or 9pm. Expect to log in and be on conference calls until 3 or 4am in the morning. Expect to not be able to leave the office until 3 or 4am, drive home, and report back to work at 7:30am.
    - You better know everything. Because if you don't you will be blamed for it.
    - Don't you dare make a mistake. You will either be fired or placed on a performance improvement plan. No matter how good you are at your job. "You are only as good as your last mistake" is the motto here.
    - Have ideas on making things better. Don't bother bringing them up, no one listens. Especially if it's a technology change or different from the top guy.
    - Expect to work with old technologies. This is not a cutting edge or even recent technology company. The organization is called "The Dinosaur" for good reason.
    - Expect to find ways to cut costs on everything you work on.
    - There are no perks or nice things provided here. No coffee, was cut for cost saving measures. Pens and paper are on lock down. The other running joke is, we are all surprised they still provide toilet paper. Even the security people who used to safely drive employees to their vehicles late at night or to the train station, because it's Newark and safety is a concern, no longer can. Cut. Hope you don't get mugged on the way.
    - Expect a culture of nastiness, talking down at you, and being thrown under the bus. It didn't used to be this way. But with current management of the IT department this is where it's at.
    - Expect to pay roughly $200 a month to park your car.
    - If you are working during a storm, management will actually tell you to "sleep at your desk". You will need to fight back to get approval for a hotel room. In addition, if you are working a storm, bring your own food because you will not be fed, and the cafe will not be open to buy food. Business will not be open to buy food. If you don't bring your own food, you will be living off what is in the vending machines.
    - There is very little room for career advancement or promotions.
    - When an employee leaves, expect to pick up thier workload because they will not hire for a replacement. Cost cutting.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your workforce with dignity and respect.


  10. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hancocks Bridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hancocks Bridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PSEG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's pleasant to work with other organizations who appreciate your knowledge and skills

    Cons

    Some individuals move into positions where they are not qualified. If a manager does not like you then you always have to watch your back - no way to work - too clicky with women managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers who perform the jobs at hand, Stand up for your workers and have their backs. Treat people as human and not machines.


  11. "Too much work without the people to get it done."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was decent, good people to work with, good benefits, bonuses were available to earn, supervisors could earn overtime.

    Cons

    Long hours, non-paid professional time for exempt employees, only fixed what was absolutely necessary for the plant to run, poor technical references, they expected teams to perform function of much larger groups ( undermanned). Poorly managed overall.

    Advice to Management

    Provide people the personnel necessary to get the job done. You can't hold people accountable for not meeting the team goals if you don't provide the tools and guidance to do so.


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