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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "Good Company Undergoing Many Changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Gas Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Gas Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good schedule, engaging work most of the time. Good coworkers to work with and everyone is generally trying to do the right thing for the company and our customers.

    Cons

    Undergoing many changes, there is a reorganization almost every year. Communication between different groups could use improvement and can feel siloed.


  2. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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. "A forward thinking energy company working hard to do right by its customers in a challenging regulatory environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its mission driven and puts safety of its people and customers first. There are a number of fascinating opportunities across the company for smart and dedicated people.

    Cons

    Figuring out how to get from where we are to where we need to go does not seem clear. It seems like we know where we want to be but the "how" isn't there.


  4. "Technology strategy and planning principal"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Document Processor"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Good Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Safety Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Power Systems Engineer, Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Major Utility, traditional, SF office

    Cons

    Major Utility, traditional, old fashioned


  9. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Very stable and good medical

    Cons

    Slow pace, work is very repetitive


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company With Flaws"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Flexible schedule
    Great Benefits
    Great Location
    Interesting Projects

    Cons

    Bureaucracy gets in the way
    Offshoring
    Unless you are on the right team, no advancement or learning
    Too many contractors take away opportunity to learn


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