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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. "PG&E is Great!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "PG&E"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. 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


  4. "Equipment mechanic"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work

    Cons

    I have no cons to list

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanaging


  5. Helpful (3)

    "A Nice Career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and job stability.

    Cons

    Frustrating work practices based on knee-jerk reaction to issues instead of visionary prediction of potential problems. Lack of common sense has gotten the company in trouble in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of common sense has gotten the company in trouble in recent years.


  6. "great place to learn the utility sector"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    large, diverse service territory and customer base keep things interesting

    Cons

    politics at senior level constrain collaboration and productivity of managers and staff.

    Advice to Management

    maintain your integrity, discourage internal competition/silos


  7. "Lead Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Gas Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Gas Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time management
    Pays well
    work life balance
    great senior management

    Cons

    stress level may raise
    huge corporation
    locations

  8. "Business analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good company, great benefits, good work environment.

    Cons

    disorganized company structure, outdated technology.


  9. "Gas QC Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Top energy company in CA

    Cons

    Going through a freeze and people getting laid off


  10. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly, allows flexible work location

    Cons

    Commute depending on where you live


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