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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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  1. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    Excellent professional development opportunities. Great work-life balance, benefits, and salary. Diverse positions throughout the company offer mobility and many opportunities for interesting work.

    Cons

    Large company, hard to innovate and make real impact. Lots of politics both within the company, and with external stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities for upward mobility to technical employees. Often management lacks the techincal knowledge to make good business decisions, relying to heavily on their MBA.


  2. "Project for platform upgrades"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Architect in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Architect in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people nice work environment and super independence to deliver

    Cons

    Too far from Chicago

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to good employees , consult with Resources in US and encourage repeat employees SMEs

  3. "Outage Worker"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Avila Beach, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people, great pay and fun place to be at for work

    Cons

    Slow work, nuclear time which means a lot of down time.


  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    Salary; working conditions; dedicated staff

    Cons

    None that can be thought of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Business Analyst Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern

    Pros

    Great Company, that has continued to adapt to California's energy needs for over 100 years, with great employee resources to help you develop and grow within the company.

    Cons

    Very large company and sometimes changes is slow.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Energy Efficiency Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Excellent supervisor. Fair.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility in San Ramon.


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    "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

  8. "Consultant working for PGE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is great and the people are great! They truly want to help and advance their people and help them grow and achieve their career path goals. Everyone loves working here and this is the only place I would have left my company for. Even as a consultant for another company they tried to advocate for my work/life balance - bless them!

    Cons

    The pay is below average

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  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. "Asset Specialist"

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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

    Flexible schedule. Interesting work. Variety

    Cons

    Some long days. No overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change anything with my job...love it.


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