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Portland General Electric Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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Portland General Electric President and CEO Maria Pope
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  • "No work life balance, limited strategic vision" (in 4 reviews)

  • "But can eventually be full time when openings come up" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "The best company I've ever worked for."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Portland General Electric part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, hours, incentives, benefits, bosses, coworkers, training. There are always luncheons , company keeps all employees up to date on goings on.

    Cons

    Start off full time then knocked to part time after training. But can eventually be full time when openings come up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Great support to employees.


  2. "Provide training employee development and onboarding"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Portland General Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, cares about community, good culture and guiding behaviors, professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Nothing at this time to add

    Advice to Management

    The executive leader team members are top of the line!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portland General Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Location can be difficult to get to


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nice team environment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Portland General Electric full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a small call center, so you can easily learn and cross-train. They promote mentoring throughout the company.

    Cons

    It's a utility, people retire from here more than they quit for other options, so working your way up is challenging due to low turnover.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Specialist IV in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Compliance Specialist IV in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portland General Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance; great benefits. Good management team that rewards performance.

    Cons

    slow to change; difficulty dealing with poor performance.


  6. "Pike 2.0"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Portland General Electric full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has good medical insurance. They issue paychecks that do not bounce. They offer direct deposit. The low level of talent can be entertaining when it doesn’t scare you.

    Cons

    If Pike Electric were a utility this would be it. Too many young Lineman expressing decades of experience when they carded out less than two years ago, and not proficient in common trade skills.

    Advice to Management

    Stop gossiping. Get off your soapbox and take a look in the mirror. How about practicing what you preach, and holding your friends and family to the same standards as everyone else.


  7. "Communications Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portland General Electric full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing, smart, kind, dedicated people. Interesting work. Live values. Bettering + strengthening community each day. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Vacation/flexible work schedule difficult to adjust to after working for companies with MUCH more freedom there.

  8. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There's lots of framework and processes

    Cons

    There's lots of framework and processes...It's rather slow and you must plan further ahead to make it faster.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer..high school atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portland General Electric part-time

    Pros

    Great training, good pay, advancement opportunities for the right fit, transparent ideals

    Cons

    High school atmosphere very clichey. Too many meetings in attempt to be transparent with employees. Goals focus and systems change at the drop of a hat.

    Advice to Management

    Give different people opportunity to show individuality.


  10. "Great Company - especially for Diversity"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portland General Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been in similar industries for decades and hands down this is a great place to work - it is a respectful environment that is diligently progressing in technology and renewable energy. So many companies say they embrace diversity yet fail when it comes to actual implementation. It is a rare company that bothers to invest in the time, people and programs to make diversity happen. PGE is a company that walks the talk.

    Cons

    PGE is an older established firm that needs to flex better and is working toward this end. It is a painful process but necessary and are making a concerted effort through reorganizations and new technology implementation.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on course and make sure everyone is held accountable for their performance and make sure managing the non-performers out.


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