Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews in Walnut Creek, CA | Glassdoor

Pacific Gas and Electric Walnut Creek Reviews

Updated September 29, 2017
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Walnut Creek, CA

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  1. "Good company for the most part"

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    Current Employee - Field Design Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Field Design Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great benefits package, a lot of different opportunities to try new roles especially on rotations.

    Cons

    The culture is a working progress. A good portion of the company are lifers and this poses issues when working with the younger generation. Company has ways too many re-orgs especially within Gas Ops and always seems to hop on fads, most latest is lean management but we will see where that goes.

    Advice to Management

    Take time out of your busy management schedules to see how decisions you make will effect those who report to you.


  2. "Engineering Consultant"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Consulting Engineer (153, 600 Yr ) in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Consulting Engineer (153, 600 Yr ) in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional place to work,,
    High tech, knowledgeable employees

    Cons

    California is a very expensive place to live

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of your employees, like you always have

  3. "Senior Developer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    culture people commute environment flexibility

    Cons

    management is outsourcing to India

    Advice to Management

    stop outsourcing!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst, Expert"

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    Current Employee - Non-Employee Workforce Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Non-Employee Workforce Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and nice people,

    Cons

    Culture can be consensus oriented


  5. "Pipeline Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Value their employees.
    They are making an honest effort to improve public perception

    Cons

    At times there is too much red tape

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work


  6. Helpful (3)

    "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. There is nothing great about working in such a horrible environment!!

    Cons

    Please, please consultants and contractors stay away from this horrible company. IT is the worst I have ever worked with. Their process and procedures and the IT methodology is completely bloated. You are not a PM, you document all these ridiculous templates that make no sense whatsoever. There are better companies to work for out there. The red tape at this company is off of the charts. No one wants to make a decision, and the PG&E employees do not want to do any work. They are rude people here. They treat you like a robot here, not a human being. STAY AWAY!!

    Advice to Management

    None. The management here does not care one bit.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Bureaucratic Paradise"

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    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to move around if you don't like your current position. Pretty tough to get fired. Good job security and benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely slow-moving and frustrating company to work for. A nightmarish level of red-tape and bureaucracy. A glut of incompetent managers and executives. Lots of office politics and ladder-climbers. Lack of good standards and procedures, but they have only been around for 100+ years, so maybe I should give them a break. Lots of hypocrisy, management says one thing, but does another. Land of the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Become competent in the area that you manage. Manage the business as if you were a part-owner. Think about your customers and employees before yourselves. Resist the entitlement mentality.


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