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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  • work life balance - this sometimes can be an issue (in 34 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Energy Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meaningful work. Focus on safety and integrity. Management will listen when it comes to any concerns about safety or integrity of work.

    Cons

    Salary fair but not keeping pace with Bay Area cost of living. This is a regulated investor owned utility, so no perks like some Silicon Valley tech firms.


  2. "PG&E"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operating Clerk in Antioch, CA
    Current Employee - Operating Clerk in Antioch, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very diverse work place, there is something for everyone here. whether you like working individually or in a group.

    Cons

    I haven't any negative experiences.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "PG&E"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, career development, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Exceptionally hierarchical and slow to embrace change


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  5. "Great career opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fast track career opportunities for those who are ambitious. supportive management. easy environment to find mentors. easy access to any part of the company for educational / career advancement.

    Cons

    stodgy at times. everything depends on what team you're on (you can get stuck with a bad manager / bad team and it'll ruin everything).


  6. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entry Level Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Entry Level Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Emphasize safety everyday. Very good work environment. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  7. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive environment to continue exploring professionally and educationally what you are passionate about.
    Fosters great team dynamics.
    Easy to move to new and challenging positions in

    Cons

    Politics prevent things from happening quickly.
    Poor change management.


  8. "Nuclear Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Planner in Avila Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Planner in Avila Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    outstanding company at every level of business.

    Cons

    location of job site is remote.


  9. "System Engineer (Nuclear)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    PG&E values their employees and has a positive Nuclear Safety Culture. Many people have long term careers working with PG&E. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Outage work and on call assignments can impact family life.


  10. "Field engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's fun, not to stressful, plenty of overtime and it pays great.

    Cons

    This position doesn't have promotional potential. So it's a good place to start your career only.


  11. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    Pros

    Great Company to Work for

    Cons

    May need to travel within the state of California



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