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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  • work life balance can be questionable (in 36 reviews)

  • A lot of pressure from upper management regarding project deadlines (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to grow"

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

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

    Pros

    Many opportunity within company.
    Leadership that will help you help grow.
    Young generation that are willing to work to improve the process.

    Cons

    There are some employees who are negativity and scare of change

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay attention to those who work hard and award them.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst 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

    The work environment is positive

    Cons

    work life balance can be questionable


  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive with other companies.

    Cons

    Silos, too many cliques with each departments.


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  5. "Fukushima Project"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Fukushima Project Engineer in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Fukushima Project Engineer in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with a great knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Outage work can really impact life while working at a nuclear facility.


  6. "Good for labor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Supervisor in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Materials Supervisor in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Decent benefits
    OK work.life balance

    Cons

    Struggling to stay relevent within the industry
    Not quite enough to live on in the bay area
    No career growth oportunities

    Advice to Management

    The union is very strong, and if any worker has a safety issue, no matter how small, they can use it against you to get out of doing any work.


  7. "Not Going in the Right Direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively stable company with decent benefits.

    Cons

    No growth, in fact, with solar, battery storage and CCA, the company business is shrinking. May not survive in the next 50 years if business model stays the same.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more innovative.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Look elsewehere if you want opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are wonderful people at this company. It is like a family in some very good ways. Leadership is forward thinking and looking to continously improve in every way.

    Cons

    Highly political. Ive seen blatant nepotism and quid pro quo deals from high level mangement. Everything is run by the "good old boy" network, with females sprinkled in only in a few positions. Women are still simply not seen as fitting in.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting your buddies and start cultivating the competent, hard workers readily available in your company.


  9. "Equipment"

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    Current Employee - Equipment Mechanic in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Equipment Mechanic in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with this company

    Cons

    live in komifornia libtopia land


  10. "Too much power is given to managers."

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, some of the people and the casual attire dress. They do offer opportunities to try out different areas of the companies on rotations but never leave your base position they will treat you like a contractor.

    Cons

    If you are in a position that is not union you have no support from HR and all decisions get made by your boss which maybe whom you have the issue with. Plus work life balance is only for those that don't care if work gets done.

    Advice to Management

    Put better checks and balance in place for non union employees so they can actually feel comfortable with "speaking up" with out the fear of retaliation.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Principal Product Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (although they no longer offer a pension to new employees) and tuition reimbursement/educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Hierarchical culture with slow decision making and minimal interest in innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees who have passion and are willing to take risks. Make the performance review process more fair.


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