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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated January 7, 2018
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Pacific Gas and Electric CEO & President Geisha Williams
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  1. "PG&E"

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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

    Pros

    Benefits are one of the best within peer companies

    Cons

    Salary is just below average for job class


  2. "Gas Operation internship"

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    Current Intern - Gas Operation in Oakland, CA
    Current Intern - Gas Operation in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work balance, great environment, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    hard work, stressful, time consuming

    Advice to Management

    more organization

  3. "PG&E"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Wages, beautiful country in Hydro generation, wide variety of work

    Cons

    California, politics, wages of supervisor vs union employees


  4. "Awesome place to work"

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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

    Pros

    work life balance/opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    commute/not enough virtual work options


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Distribution Gas Systems Operator in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Distribution Gas Systems Operator in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Various work locations. Great pay and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Profit driven, not people centered.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect so that they will want to work there instead of looking for other employment opportunities.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "PG&E, Great for the long term"

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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

    Many career opportunities. Great benefits, interesting work.

    Cons

    Normal bloated corporate blabber. Only powdered cream for your coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Put ratepayers above shareholders, get rid of the awful end of year bonus structure that shapes management decisions.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good pay and benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good and great peers. Most employees are dedicated to doing their best to see the company succeed.

    Cons

    Historically hierarchical culture makes it hard for employees to speak up and bring about positive changes. Leaders are too busy to engage with employees and listen/give feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, ask for and give feedback.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager, PG&E"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to multiple facets of the energy industry
    Knowledgeable and helpful colleagues
    Educational and career development opportunities, especially early in your career
    Good benefits
    Diverse workplace
    Progressive culture for a utility

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic
    Organizations are pretty top-heavy
    Limited advancement opportunities above manager-level
    Limited flexibility to work from home

    Advice to Management

    PG&E has made a lot of progress in adapting to a rapidly changing industry but there's still room for improvement.
    Need to work with regulators to change overly burdensome regulatory structure.
    Re-organizations should be better thought-out to support retention of talented employees and to minimize disruption


  9. "I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as contractor"

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    Current Contractor - Full Stack Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Full Stack Developer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work Environment and work life balance

    Cons

    "A lot of pressure from upper management regarding project deadlines"


  10. "Senior Business Analyst"

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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

    Pros

    Great work Environment and work life balance

    Cons

    Traditional company with some technologies needed to be improved

    Advice to Management

    Great way to start employees with job potential


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