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Pacific Gas and Electric Director Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, including pension, bonus and multi-office presence across the service territory.

    Cons

    Need to work hard to improve the reputation of the company due to the 2010 explosion incident.

    Advice to Management

    Continue implementing safety excellence and show appreciation to all employees.


  2. "Sr. Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Quality hiring in recent times

    Cons

    Lack of upper management support for Programs & Organization management, Tend to get more work out of part time workers leading to erosion of institutional knowledge. Work life balance although a priority is not given emphasis. Constant restructuring and volatile upper management

    Advice to Management

    Transparent, Forward thinking and Quick decision making.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Terrific Company Committed to Safety and Reliability"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a clear commitment to safety and reliability at PG&E at all levels. This is reflected in how the people respond to emergencies as well as the focus on improving the quality of the grid. There is recognition that digitization is inevitable and enabling the Smart Grid is key to success.

    Cons

    Leadership changes over the last year have created swirl, but that is rapidly changing. Sometimes too consensus driven decision making.

    Advice to Management

    There are a large number of employees eligible for retirement over the next several years.Invest in strong, quality knowledge transfer.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Feeling settled."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work-life Balance
    - Training & Development
    - Coworkers
    - Pace
    - Security

    Cons

    - Slow moving
    - Top-heavy Management
    - Office is drab

    Advice to Management

    - Paid maternity leave


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good learning experience."

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director's Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What I like the most working for PG&E are their benefit programs, pension plans, tuition reimbursement program, and as well provide a child center (using lottery system) for the employees. Most of the employees are very family oriented and friendly, they don't hesitate to tranfer knowledge. They have 24/7 IT support. They concern with your healty and safety at work.

    Cons

    They needs do more work in their Talent Connect. Seems like the process is very slow.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, good work/life balance, great boss, but no training!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Directors Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Directors Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People work there for YEARS, so something must be right.

    Cons

    Lack of effective procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Set new hires up for success.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits & people"

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    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing! You get a pension, matching 401k, 80 hrs a year of sick pay and much more. I have PPO medical, dental and vision and only $56 a month. Everyone I have met is so nice and easy to work with. There is also lots of room to grow and move around within the company if you so desired.

    Cons

    Lots of work. I have worked late many nights and i have been here less than a year. But this is relative to who your director is and what your director wants from you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Undergoing transformation."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Adjusting their approach to IT to be more responsive, progressive, and proactive. Recognizing the need to transform how business is done to keep up with the other companies in the area.

    Cons

    Legacy environment, large IT team create an environment where getting things done is an act of United Nations. Likes to make decisions multiple times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in people, lower dependency on consultants.


  10. "Steady company with great people to work with in an "Office Space"-like environment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director's Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I've worked with have genuine personalities that make it a joy to work from 8-5.

    Cons

    Management and the company overall doesn't have as much spirit toward career development.