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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. "Technology strategy and planning principal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay master and good work environment

    Cons

    Not at this point any cons

    Advice to Management

    Not at this point any advice


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, hard place to earn a comfortable living."

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    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equipment is well maintained. No expense is spared for safety.

    Cons

    Its too expensive to live in the Bay area and the traffic is getting worse. Affordability efforts have cheapened the look and feel of the operation.

    Advice to Management

    we can't do more with less

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Rapidly descending into madness"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Meaningful work. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Downsizing. Burn out. Clueless leadership. Too many leaders and not enough people doing actual work. demoralized staff in many departments. Energy is low.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together! Seriously! Stop lying to people about doing "less with less" when it is the same old doing "more with less." GET IT TOGETHER!


  4. "Senior Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work independently supporting a variety of experts in the utilities industry

    Cons

    Too much internal movement of employees (transfers, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified full-time employees and use contactors out of necessity only


  5. "Watch your back"

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, personal development opportunities

    Cons

    A highly charged political environment. Company has changed considerably the last few years with a constantly revolving door of executives, policies, and priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Start answering the difficult questions posed to you. The marketing fluff in last weeks casual friday was disgusting.


  6. "engineering technician"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and lots of money from overtime

    Cons

    Lots of travel, low base salary, away from home a lot, hard to get raises and not very much room progression in company.

    Advice to Management

    To increase productivity, efficiency and happiness among working groups; PAY PEOPLE WHAT THEY ARE WORTH


  7. "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get to shadow multiple departments and go on ride alongs to see what their job actually consists of. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Low pay for internship and no benefits.

  8. "Document Processor"

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, mostly in supporting paralegals than actual typing of documents.

    Cons

    Long periods of time of nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Have us take on more of what the secretaries are typing , preparing pleadings, and give to us. That's our job.


  9. "Safety Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Safety Program Manager in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Safety Program Manager in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, flexible schedule, great health benefits.

    Cons

    Highly regulated and bureaucratic work environment. Limited room to negotiate pay and performance incentives once an employee (make sure you negotiate high when entering because you will not get another chance once part of the company). Organizational silos, progress and process improvement is slow going.

    Advice to Management

    Stay competitive by paying employees for their current performance and not just for their previous work experience before joining the company.


  10. "Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Benefits, Options to grow

    Cons

    Company trying to recover from terrible situations


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