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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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  • work life balance can be questionable (in 37 reviews)

  • A lot of pressure from upper management regarding project deadlines (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Medical Insurance Benefit; Competitive compensation & Benefits

    Cons

    Very Limited upward mobility, Too much focus on affordability and safety. Too many layers of middle management.


  2. "engineering technician"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and lots of money from overtime

    Cons

    Lots of travel, low base salary, away from home a lot, hard to get raises and not very much room progression in company.

    Advice to Management

    To increase productivity, efficiency and happiness among working groups; PAY PEOPLE WHAT THEY ARE WORTH

  3. "Sr. Accounting Manager"

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of learning and career opportunities


  4. "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.


  5. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor

    Pros

    Teams were eager to work together

    Cons

    Too easy for projects to go off the rails


  6. Helpful (3)

    "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. Helpful (2)

    "Off shoring"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great direct manager who protects his team and is open to furthering education if it is proposed to him

    Cons

    IT department is slowly getting off shored to slim down and lower costs

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership Style"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the main asset for PG&E. The employees are passionate and try to do the right thing consistently.

    Cons

    The leadership style is soloed and is at odds with itself on many occasions.

    Advice to Management

    Create greater transparency.


  9. "Okay employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    The company was pretty awesome with pay and benefits

    Cons

    Supervisor was not someone I got along with, but other shift supervisors were fair and very knowledgeable.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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