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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for with good work life balance (in 107 reviews)

  • First line supervisor in power generation Hydro - this job has Good pay and benefits especially for the areas that we get to work in (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance - this sometimes can be an issue (in 33 reviews)

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

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  1. "PG&E"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Challenging work.

    Cons

    It can be rigid at times.


  2. "Need courage at the top"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall, excellent company to work at. Solid work/life balance. Plenty of unique challenges. Tons of great people.

    Cons

    Slow, bureaucratic. Less innovative than it sees itself.

    Advice to Management

    Step up. Take some risks. Be bold. Saying as much doesn't make it so.


  3. "Good long term employment"

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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

    Average IT salaries if working in Bay Area, career paths are clear, relatively stable employment, decent benefits, exposure to a very large technology portfolio.

    Cons

    Being a large regulated gas & electric utility, the work processes even within IT are extremely arduous. Utilities are fundamentally changing regarding business model with renewable energy and many changes are to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    Much work remains to be done regarding slimming down the many, many, processes which are very inefficient and cause schedule and cost impacts for practically all projects.


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  5. "PG&E"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business 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

    Good benefits, good people, good training.

    Cons

    Very big company, bureaucracy, poor middle management

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the employee review process


  6. "Business Analyst, Expert"

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    Current Employee - Non-Employee Workforce Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Non-Employee Workforce Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and nice people,

    Cons

    Culture can be consensus oriented


  7. "Sr DBA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, good compensation.

    Cons

    They are moving some work to offshore


  8. "Cost Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Cost Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Cost Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Can work from home. PGE PMs are very professional.

    Cons

    Old School boys network

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is very good. Regularly has All hands meetings and Fireside chats


  9. "Operations Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern

    Pros

    Relaxing environment, low stress, people are great

    Cons

    Work is slow, work culture is too laid back


  10. "PG&E"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people and great benefits

    Cons

    None really. Things could move a bit faster

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for your help


  11. "Resistant to change"

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    Current Employee - Principal Compliance Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Compliance Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of opportunity to explore your interests and diversify skill set.

    Cons

    Performance management creates a me vs them environment where people compete instead of collaborate for individual financial gains.

    Advice to Management

    Consider incentives for team and individual accomplishments to drive cohesive efforts.



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