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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. "Nice and Stable"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good workplace, nice people, very nice campus

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, work can be very dry

    Advice to Management

    Have more trust in your employees


  2. "Best company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Estimator in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Estimator in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Let me start by saying compensation is awesome! The benefits are amazing. A lot of companies are getting away from pensions and PG&E is still running strong. Free vision and dental. This company is by far one of the top five companies to work for in California.

    Cons

    There is no cons to this company.


  3. "Established company with excellent benefits; adjusting to changing marketplace"

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    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PG&E has excellent benefits. The company is also a leader in diversity which is very apparent in the SF general office, more of a challenge in field locations. Pay is very competitive and company leadership does appear to preserve employee pay and jobs while streamlining processes and finding savings.

    Cons

    As an older company, PG&E is slow to adopt new technologies and trends, and when they do the attention span seems short. Many new ideas aren't given the run time they need to succeed. Many processes are manual and cumbersome. PG&E needs to adjust quickly to keep pace with technology, changing employee expectations and the energy market.

    Advice to Management

    Listen actively to your employees. Make yourselves available. Emphasize guiding, coaching, and communication over administrative tasks and meetings. Challenge yourself to budget your time in more meaningful ways with other people. Be willing to be the first of your peers to support a new approach. Exercise humility.


  4. "PG&E is Great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, 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.
    -Tons of development training paid for by the company.
    -Amazing benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K match, Life Insurance, Pension, 3 weeks vacation)
    -Family Friendly

    Cons

    -Highly regulated industry.

    -Communities have mixed reviews about the company which can sometimes make your job difficult. Either customers really love us or really hate us. The good thing is that the company is aware and has put forth real effort to change that negative perception by being safe, reliable, and affordable.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage the speak up culture.


  5. "analyst review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance; benefits; options to move within company

    Cons

    Adjusting to rapid innovation is a challenge for the company


  6. "Lead Project Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Time management
    Pays well
    work life balance
    great senior management

    Cons

    stress level may raise
    huge corporation
    locations


  7. "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Safety is the priority in the company

    Cons

    No work life balance. Telecommute is only work for certain teams or departments


  8. "Sr. Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work locations around northern CA

    Cons

    Major management and cultural changes taking place.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to listen to those employees that have actual experience doing the work.


  9. "Good place to grow"

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    • 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.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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