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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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Pacific Gas and Electric CEO & President Geisha Williams
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  1. "Expert"

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    average income compared to the bay area companies

    Advice to Management

    keep doing the good work


  2. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    Good support system, great benefits

    Cons

    Too many layers that builds up bureaucracy

  3. "Work til you're useful"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. If you have a strong network, you can easily expand to other opportunities.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization that often results in downsizing workforce. If you're put on a performance improvement plan (PIP), treat it as a strong message you're on your way out. Have a contingency should you not pass your PIP.

    Advice to Management

    Treat missteps in work execution as opportunities for an employee's growth to rise from. Support the learning opportunity to do the job better, safer.

    Often times, the misssteps are readily used as examples to why an employee can't get promoted or stay employed. Depending on leadership, the employee's efforts take to fix the issue(s) and prevent them in the future are often overlooked. The supervisor/manager focuses on the problem/issue and just holds that employee accountable come performance review time, resulting in a risk-averse environment and reluctancy to be open-and-honest about work breakdowns.


  4. "PG&E is a great historical company with long-term jobs but has ran into recent middle management issues"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long-term career possibilities. Better than average income ranges. Paid education and benefits. Excellent training opportunities.

    Cons

    In specific situations work conditions can be challenging with poor leadership and direction.

    Advice to Management

    Reactivate leadership training and surveys


  5. "Not the best work environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not much going on in here

    Cons

    They have to many to list.


  6. "Affordability Goals to strive to lower customer rates"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, people and diverse opportunities. Culture changing to Agile/Lean Process Management and continuous improvements

    Cons

    Constant and abrupt org changes and significant workforce reductions had occured with no notice; however lots of new job postings/position types


  7. "“Too many bosses, too few leaders”"

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. 401k match, retirement, health insurance, dental insurance, and HAP
    PG&E invests a lot in their employees training

    Cons

    Too many bosses
    Too many processes that too many people own
    Too much bureaucracy
    Too many entitled bureaucrats
    At least 2 people working on the exact same thing at the exact same time that neither know about

    Advice to Management

    Really want to meet that affordability goal? Review the job descriptions and what is really accomplished by the managers and principals. They’d be surprised to know that some of them are totally unnecessary.

  8. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance for engineering team

    Cons

    There are no major issues


  9. "Great organization to learn about the energy industry, with opportunity for growth and lateral movement."

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    Current Employee - MBA Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - MBA Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, work/life balance, and childcare on-site! The content can be very engaging, depending on the line of business, and the bar for achievement is relatively low (so, it’s easy to make a difference with little effort).

    Cons

    Innovation is challenging due to the company culture and regulation. Promotions are few and far between above the Director level.

    Advice to Management

    Let your leaders be more creative and take risks that are “safe to try.” Find ways to influence the company culture in a positive way. Emails are sufficient, but showing up in person truly communicates that you care, and can serve as inspiration for the rest of your organization.


  10. "Marketing Strategist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and great people.

    Cons

    Inefficient systems and slow processes.


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