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Pacific Gas and Electric San Ramon Reviews

Updated August 5, 2017
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San Ramon, CA

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Constant Change and New Challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constant changes give new challenges everyday. The company is working to improve systems and processes constantly.

    Cons

    The company is leaning out the systems and targets to reduce workforce over the next several years.

    Advice to Management

    Be sensitive to the employees that have been working for their entires lives when laying off employees. Giving employees a sense that their service was appreciated is good for the moral of people that have worked a lifetime dedicated to the company.


  2. "Senior Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work independently supporting a variety of experts in the utilities industry

    Cons

    Too much internal movement of employees (transfers, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified full-time employees and use contactors out of necessity only

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Outsourcing and Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most employees and supervisors runs their own business or second jobs as Outsourced vendors takes care of everything. Good job with money and no works. The outsourced employees and managers really work hard.

    Cons

    Middle level managers does not have any management skills, they treat employee as slave not as IT professional. They are have their own side business that they run in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Replace middle level management with good managers and supervisors.


  5. 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.


  6. "Nice and Stable"

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

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

    Pros

    Good workplace, nice people, very nice campus

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, work can be very dry

    Advice to Management

    Have more trust in your employees


  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. "Sr. Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work locations around northern CA

    Cons

    Major management and cultural changes taking place.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to listen to those employees that have actual experience doing the work.


  9. "Good place to grow"

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

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

    Pros

    Many opportunity within company.
    Leadership that will help you help grow.
    Young generation that are willing to work to improve the process.

    Cons

    There are some employees who are negativity and scare of change

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay attention to those who work hard and award them.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive with other companies.

    Cons

    Silos, too many cliques with each departments.


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