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Pacific Gas and Electric San Francisco Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.
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Pros
  • Great company to work for with good work life balance (in 107 reviews)

  • First line supervisor in power generation Hydro - this job has Good pay and benefits especially for the areas that we get to work in (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance - this sometimes can be an issue (in 33 reviews)

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

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  1. "Principal Lean IT Consultant"

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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

    Fast paced work, great opportunity to work on high impact projects, in sync with company's affordability goals, ability deliver in a short time

    Cons

    Could get tiring over time

    Advice to Management

    Need to create culture of growth


  2. "Great company, good people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with motivated, smart people. Challenging issues to work with, but people pull together as a team.

    Cons

    Staffing challenges, hours can be intense. Can still be top down management style in many departments.

    Advice to Management

    Run a much more flat organization.


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    "Logistical Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Logistics Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked as a contractor, despite the fact my employment ended I had a great experience at PG&E. My management team was just as responsive to me as if I was a permanent employee. I worked with a great team and loved my experience I gained.

    Cons

    The only bad side was I wasn't able to be hired on before all the layoffs happened. Nothing bad to say about PG&E. Business is business.


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  5. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, employees are good people.

    Cons

    Recruitment process took three months. no on-boarding process in place.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Old company struggling to find a new identity in the 2000's"

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    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Can't say much else. Feels like an old company just staying afloat.

    Cons

    Work culture is horrid. Different members of the company get rotational days off with no real reasoning and the new members are left to pick up the slack. Mentality of a government job, employees just riding out the few last years to retirement. Computer systems and applications are old and no real support to update them. Felt like there was a bunch of band aids and no real solutions to later come back as system issues. Not to mention all the contractor work that was being provided which is now ended. Meaning, a system that no one fully understands.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your employees. Pay them for what they are worth. Actually provide developmental plans and road maps to success.


  7. "Great Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Communications Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Communications Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very approachable and helpful coworkers from all the departments.

    Cons

    Office design and corporate environment is pretty serious and old school.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits with a multitude of areas to learn and grow."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PG&E is a leader in diversity and invests a lot in employees. Working here also means having pride in quality of work and providing a core service to our communities in CA.

    The benefits are exceptional.

    There are many different disciplines that allow you to explore different aspects of the business, and there is support for this cross-functional learning.

    Cons

    PG&E struggles with innovation while being geographically center to energy innovation.

    There are still pockets of old school, "boys club" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Give org structures, programs and initiatives time to get traction. Spend wisely. Be candid and transparent--call things what they really are. Give leaders room to lead, with strong business acumen and a focus on coaching and developing. Listen actively for feedback.


  9. "Weird Company Culture"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Compliance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Compliance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and decent conversion opportunities.

    Cons

    Treated contractors like second-class citizens. The culture was a very typical union atmosphere. Nobody wanted to help outside of their narrow job description. Had frequent unpaid contractor furloughs. Very little transparency from management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your contractors better


  10. "IT Planning Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Planning Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Planning Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people are working there.

    Cons

    Silo Organization structure severely limits advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    None to give


  11. "Principal, Energy Policy and Procurement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Interesting subject matter. Smart people.

    Cons

    Incredibly slow to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Better empower staff to make decisions. Increase transparency and honesty in decision-making process.



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