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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Work culture
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    No cons. Good employer to work always

    Advice to Management

    nil


  2. "Steady state with growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, reasonable schedule, great health benefits.

    Cons

    Highly regulated and bureaucratic work environment. Organizations are in silo and progress and process improvement is slow going.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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. "Nice and Stable"

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    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


  5. "Sr. Business Analyst"

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    salary and compensation is great!

    Cons

    old feel, increased time to make decisions and the are not agile.

    Advice to Management

    less red tap and more analyst independence


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Care"

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    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Annual Bonus, variety of work opportunities in many fields, focused on employee, contractor and customer safety.

    Cons

    Management employees are not guaranteed annual pay increase, lack of uniformity and co-operation across departments. Some managers have their favorites who get best projects and promotions while others are not compensated for their hard work.

    Advice to Management

    As the cost of living increases, it is essential that all employees can at least keep up with inflation.


  7. "Best company to work for!"

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    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.

  8. "PG&E"

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

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

    Pros

    Stable company with great benefits and fair compensation.
    Older company with a lot of areas for improvement which provide opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Compensation is largely based on seniority and not ability or value provided to the company. Union agreements remove a lot of incentive to go above and beyond what is required.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "analyst review"

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    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


  10. "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.


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