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Pacific Gas and Electric Walnut Creek Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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Walnut Creek, CA

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Pacific Gas and Electric CEO & President Geisha Williams
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  • work life balance - this sometimes can be an issue (in 34 reviews)

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

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  1. "Business Analyst, Expert"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Pipeline Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (3)

    "IT Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bureaucratic Paradise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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