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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Going through Downsizing"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits .

    Cons

    The company has recently had a round of layoffs and morale for office employees is very low.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Watch your back"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, personal development opportunities

    Cons

    A highly charged political environment. Company has changed considerably the last few years with a constantly revolving door of executives, policies, and priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Start answering the difficult questions posed to you. The marketing fluff in last weeks casual friday was disgusting.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Steady job"

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    Current Employee - Project Controls
    Current Employee - Project Controls
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very warms d friendly environment, highly diverse and safety focused...seems to want to do the right thing and is a fabulous company to work for for working parents. Super flexible and wants employees to succeed. Great place for steady work if you are able to secure a Union job. Sometimes the work feels repetitive depending on what position you are in, and it can quite mixed between exciting and frustrating if you are involved in project IT tools.

    Cons

    The IT system le are the stuff made of nightmares. Everything is overly customized, clunky, and has very little internal support making reporting extremely unreliable.
    It's a bit "good ole' boy-ish" so it's really hard to move up, and the navigation around some of the politics is a bit painful. Similar or worse than working for DOD/DOE.

    Advice to Management

    Don't listen to every pretty story you hear; if it's too good to be true it probably is. Get in the field more and connect with the folks doing the actual work face to face and establish real relationships with them. Start focusing on stabilization of critical IT tools and systems and abandon future "enhancements" until this is complete. Involve internal subject matter expertise in rollouts of new programs, systems, and processes instead of hiring huge consulting firms with no vested interest in the companies success or failure.


  4. 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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. 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.


  10. 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


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