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Pacific Gas and Electric San Luis Obispo Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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San Luis Obispo, CA

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  • work life balance can be questionable (in 36 reviews)

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

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  1. "Fukushima Project"

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    Current Employee - Fukushima Project Engineer in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Fukushima Project Engineer in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with a great knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Outage work can really impact life while working at a nuclear facility.


  2. "Great Employer for Student Interns!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PG&E pampers their interns! Everyone I worked with was very welcoming and treated me with respect. I was trusted to work on projects independently and had numerous opportunities to shadow different professionals and learn about various projects. It is very obvious PG&E values their employees and wants to hang onto them, even if you're changing careers. They cover travel costs and pay for your hours spent travelling, overall a very accommodating employer and I would highly recommend working here to anyone.

    Cons

    Not much to say here.


  3. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good steady work that is almost immune to market volatility. Good people with lots of diversity. For me it allows me to stay in CA with my family.

    Cons

    Work can be boring and monotonous. Lots of red tape and processes to follow so productivity is low.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reduce processes and unnecessary work.


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  5. "System Engineer (Nuclear)"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great friendships with co-workers, poor work-life balance and constantly changing expectations."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Higher than normal salary for the area, good friendships have come out working here, ability to learn a great deal outside of your area of interest.

    Cons

    Very very poor work-life balance efforts on this company's behalf. Mothers and new fathers should steer clear of working here. Employees are expected to manage work loads that should be covered by several people. Inconsistent Management styles. Some are very approachable and some are very brutal. There's a big population of employees eligible for retirement and hardly anyone replacing them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the ever-constant changing initiatives. Hire more people! Please stop over working your employees to save a few pennies! And please follow through with work life balance for families. You are loosing quality people by demanding too much.


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