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  1. "Nuclear Planner"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Planner in Avila Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Planner in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    outstanding company at every level of business.

    Cons

    location of job site is remote.


  2. "Intern at Diablo Canyon"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Avila Beach, CA
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Diablo is welcoming to Interns and treat them well.
    -I was part of a great team,
    -Pay is competitive
    -Great work-life balance

    Cons

    -Extremely low turnover, leads to some employees having retired at their desks
    -Very low diversity

    Advice to Management

    Try to attract and keep young talent to keep the plant running well until the plant is shut down in the coming years

  3. "Descent pay, future prospect not so good"

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    Former Employee - Drafter in Avila Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Drafter in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is great, it would be hard to get payed as well at other local companies where I would have even greater responsibilities. Safety.

    Cons

    Was not encouraged to learn more skills or to take on more responsibilities. Little interaction with immediate supervisor. Little to no feed back on job performance. Low morale and opinion of management by many employees.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, better work reviews and feed back, more incentives for good employees, better reception to employee concerns


  4. Helpful (5)

    "ESC Journey Engineer for PG&E"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Avila Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working as a union represented employee has some perks as I rarely have to work OT, and my work life balance is great. The job pays well enough to live on the Central Coast. I feel the leadership is genuine and as transparent as they can be with us worker bees.

    Cons

    The Union is not perfect. I am self motivated and driven, but the engineer next to me could have seniority and may sit idle until told directly what to do, so he earns a better pay and there's no real incentive to try hard other than it's in my blood to do so.


  5. "Nuclear Security"

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Avila Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work. Focus on work/life balance, excellent pay and benefits, and great people to work it.

    Cons

    Long hours with slow advancement in that field.


  6. "Great Pay and Benefits, A Great Company to Work For!"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Avila Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competetive compensation and excellent benefits (medical, dental, pension for union guys, and 401K matching) Concerns are heard and excellence is rewarded. Safety is a top priority

    Cons

    Large company = red tape. Often times the bureaucracy can interfere with productivity, but its generally more of a frustration and an inconvenience than a real problem.

    Advice to Management

    More team building for Utility workers. For those of us on a normal crew, it would be nice to have more trips, public outreach, or sponsored events to boost morale


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Avila Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, better pay than most places on the central coast

    Cons

    Tough to get in, might have to work outages (Nuclear) for a while off and on

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, Challenging Work, and Wonderful People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avila Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is something for everyone at PG&E. Regardless of your particular skill set, there is a job that is suited to you. Jobs range from clerical to engineering and communications to line repair. Whether you like routine, repetitive tasks or doing something different every day, there is a job at PG&E for you.

    Cons

    Many community members are often annoyed/disgusted by the company. Whether it's Diablo Canyon relicensing, San Bruno, or just paying their monthly utility bills, people you'll meet every day in the community often have their own opinions about the company and will feel free to share them with you. Internal challenges, such as simply trying to do your job while also trying to comply with the myriad of rules, regulations, and management expectations can make the administrative side of the job very difficult, and will test your patience.

    Advice to Management

    The company is getting too top-heavy. We've got more executives and vice-presidents than we know what to do with. We've got more work than we can possibly get done. All the while we're being told budgets are tight, we're spending too much on overtime, and we're overstaffed. We can't be overstaffed if we're all working too much overtime.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Giving Up"

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    Former Contractor - Temporary Additional in Avila Beach, CA
    Former Contractor - Temporary Additional in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best pay in the area, many great and talented co-workers

    Cons

    Cannot get on permanent to save my life even though I have been working outages for several years and a few years as a year-round contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Value your TAs. They have experience to keep Diablo safe. You shouldn't trust too many newbies just to save some pennies or an even more expensive problem could occur.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Poor and under average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avila Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avila Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they have a good retirement plan

    Cons

    Poor management and treating their employees unfairly .

    Advice to Management

    Have an strategic plan and directive clear instructions


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