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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated May 15, 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 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.


  2. "Not Going in the Right Direction"

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    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.


  3. "noce"

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    Former Employee - Insulator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Insulator in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very organized but lack any real focus on keeping employees informed on what the company's hidden agenda is

    Cons

    The company had no real outlook

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the advice of the people working in the mix


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  5. "IT Rotational Program @ PG&E"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Rotational Development Program in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Rotational Development Program in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, free SCPD classes at Stanford, good health insurance

    Cons

    Boring office. Will turn you into a cube rat. Go to the gym or you'll get out of shape.


  6. "A Company Still Offers Pension"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are fewer and fewer companies that still offer a pension plan. In this company, the employees get both pension and 401k.
    Being one of the largest companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, it has many career paths available to enrich and broaden your interests.

    Cons

    A lot of jobs are located in downtown San Francisco. For people living in East Bay, peninsula, South Bay, the commute could be rough. BART is getting really crowded.
    Sometimes, it is hard to break into a new department.


  7. "Good company consultants"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great culture, good mix of people from different background

    Cons

    Too much process oriented in today's agile world


  8. "Comfortable, but slow"

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    Former Intern - Rates Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Rates Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They were really kind to their interns and the work I was doing was really easy for pretty good pay.

    Cons

    Very slow moving. I had so little work to do at times that the day would feel very long and drawn out. Some days were just spent waiting to get access to certain computer programs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Old company struggling to find a new identity in the 2000's"

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    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Can't say much else. Feels like an old company just staying afloat.

    Cons

    Work culture is horrid. Different members of the company get rotational days off with no real reasoning and the new members are left to pick up the slack. Mentality of a government job, employees just riding out the few last years to retirement. Computer systems and applications are old and no real support to update them. Felt like there was a bunch of band aids and no real solutions to later come back as system issues. Not to mention all the contractor work that was being provided which is now ended. Meaning, a system that no one fully understands.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your employees. Pay them for what they are worth. Actually provide developmental plans and road maps to success.


  10. "IT Planning Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - IT Planning Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Planning Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people are working there.

    Cons

    Silo Organization structure severely limits advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    None to give


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Pacific Gas & Electric good but not great."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Product Specialist in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - IT Product Specialist in Rocklin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with long history. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Not an IT minded company, lots of reorgs and constant duplication of work. Work life balance does not exist for many positions.


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