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Updated Sep 15, 2021

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3.8
77%
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78%
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chief Executive Officer Patricia Poppe
Patricia Poppe
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance in generaal(in 180 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and compensation packages(in 167 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lack of work/life balance, leadership carousel(in 48 reviews)

  • "Upper management revolves too often and they push their agenda without any input from others(in 45 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      pillar in the Bay Area

      May 10, 2021 - Scheduler in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay rate and the benefits unmatched

      Cons

      can be long days if volume of work is a lot

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good Company with Great Opportunities

      Sep 1, 2021 - Senior Outreach Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company with excellent benefits and opportunities. You will not find a better cohort of co-workers in the utility industry.

      Cons

      Can be very bureaucratic when navigating your career path. PG&E has faced many challenges due to operating a utility company in a very challenged environment with climate changes during a drought. We faces these challenge with great stewardship to the environment and the consideration of the customer needs.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Chaos.

      Sep 3, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst in Santa Rosa, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, benefits, providing power for Californian's is a noble purpose, many coworkers are good people.

      Cons

      Company is reacting chaotically to decisions by Federal Judge, CPUC, others. Trying to get its baring but constantly changing direction every time an inquiry comes in. A wounded company, not sure if it can recover. Relying on consultants rather than employees.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      A good place to work

      Sep 15, 2021 - Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are valued, compensated, and benefits are good.

      Cons

      The controversy of working for a utility in California

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fair

      Sep 14, 2021 - Supervisor in Concord, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent place to work, leadership development training was highlight of working there.

      Cons

      Way too much volume of work.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      CPUC (regulator) and internal chaos makes this company a tough one to recommend

      Aug 4, 2021 - Leadership 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company has many wonderful people. Great benefits. Post COVID, flexibility to work from home has been great. I think there are areas where it isn't chaos but they are hard to find.

      Cons

      Two issues: 1) the CPUC and 2) internally chaotic. The company is disorganized mostly due to an unreasonable regulator (CPUC) and too many competing priorities. The company's spend has doubled but it isn't in labor, labor has been cut dramatically and work has been increased. Work life balance is an issue because it doesn't exist. I do not believe the company is going to improve for the employees. Leadership is a revolving door and I truly think the regulation of PG&E is what cripples the company. It is a bunch of regulators who have no idea how the business even works, trying to feel important. Many of the regulators do not understand the basics of a gas and electrical company yet that is where all our time is spent - explaining it to them.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome company to work for

      Aug 24, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      WLB (team dependent), awesome benefits (health, 401k match 75% up to 8% if your pretax contributions, pension), really care about employees well being, typically pretty smart folks

      Cons

      No processes but getting better after new management CEO (Patti)

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good 1st experience

      Sep 8, 2021 - IT Rotational Development Program in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get to try different departments and network

      Cons

      Sometimes the team may not know what work to give you

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Benefits

      Aug 25, 2021 - Customer Service Representative (CSR) in Fresno, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing benefits, love wfh, set pay increases

      Cons

      Call center is super micro managed by the company, very repetitive, hard to get a good shift, company keeps rolling over on fires

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great company, you'll work hard for your paycheck

      Aug 17, 2021 - Principal Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent compensation and benefits, excellent vacation policy, most employees are exceptionally smart technically, mostly good leadership

      Cons

      long hours, you'll earn every penny of that paycheck, inability to take vacation due to understaffing in some area

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