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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated April 19, 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. "Manager"

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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, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Regulatory requirements, California not friendly towards energy companies

  3. "Constant turmoil"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company had good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Limited career opportunities. Constant reorganization.


  4. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people and a great place to learn about the complex utilities business

    Cons

    Many layers of management slows down the decision making process


  5. "Great Employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by thoughtful, talented individuals

    Cons

    Big company means lots of bureaucracy and slow moving process changes

    Advice to Management

    Make less bad decisions


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Principal in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK pay, great benefits, ability to telecommute, interesting industry

    Cons

    With the rise of solar and wind power - this juggernaut needs to get its act together and fast. At the moment, senior leadership is more focused on the message than the action. Executive leadership appears to be self serving - doubling their pay, while suspending the dividends.

    IT is a mess. Best practices and governance are being dismantled as - Senior Leadership strive to "be more like Facebook" , appearing to have forgotten that we are an utility and that best practices not only helps us on the bottom line, but actually saves lives.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listning to $500 p/hour consultants, start listening to your employees. Stop pretending what you are not. And start putting a realistic strategy together for the future where most of your customers will be producing their own energy!


  7. "Great work place, great people, excellent place to retire"

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    Current Employee - Gas Service Representative in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Gas Service Representative in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect job, great environment, nice people, community oriented, good benefits, can see myself not going anywhere and retiring from this career.

    Cons

    Hard to get into the company, but once your in, your in. Doesn’t really have any cons besides getting in

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    "What could have been"

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Teams of decent individual contributors

    Cons

    Directors lack skills - a boat without a rudder

    Advice to Management

    Individual contributors should rate directors. Any director without a decent baseline rating should be moved, demoted or shown the door. Many directors are not trustworthy, are poor communicators and/or lack the management skills to build teams, develop the strategy and lead.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Slow moving company and career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is excellent, but depends on your team/manager. People you work with are good for the most part. Good health benefits for those with families. Look elsewhere if you are looking for quick progression, the company rewards loyalty and longevity over performance and ambition.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Many leaders are in their positions because they made the right friends and stayed long enough, not there because of their ability or aptitude. PG&E in the near future will look very different, and there is a lot of uncertainty as to what that will look like and who it will impact. Some tech very out of date, but to be expected with a company like this.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote based on ability and aptitude. Remove legacy leaders who thrive on politics and not performance or outcome. Be more proactive in understanding and planning for the future of the utility business model. Stop learning the hard way (San Bruno, Butte, wildfires, etc.), be courageous and make the right decisions up front.


  10. "Still a great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Stability, Great people, interesting work/challenges

    Cons

    A large company that moves at a somewhat glacial pace

    Advice to Management

    Invest in tech upgrades


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