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Updated Jun 18, 2021

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3.6
68%
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77%
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Portland General Electric President and CEO Maria Pope
Maria Pope
56 Ratings
Pros
  • "PGE is family friendly and has great benefits(in 25 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, pretty good work environment(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "PGE talks a good game about having a culture that values a meaningful work/life balance, but certain departments don't walk that talk(in 15 reviews)

  • "Hard to achieve desired work life balance(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Culture

      May 19, 2021 - Training in Portland, OR
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work life balance and genuine care for workforce

      Cons

      No cons at this time

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company to work for

      Jun 18, 2021 - Associate Planning Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      PGE is actually one of the few companies that is putting their money where their mouth is regarding clean energy and safety of the public with respect to climate change and the attendant wild fires. Also cares about their employee well being and takes work life balance seriously.

      Cons

      Can do better with pay, also in many occasions informal relationships is key to getting things done, a little order would go a long way to help.

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Ignores Employee Surveys

      Jun 7, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The company has longevity and a history of working through tough times. It's done a good job at rebranding itself to move far away from Enron colors. The popular mindset of progressive climate action has done a good job at getting its shares up, though it's disappointing that it ignores nuclear power (I know all about the PUC and Oregon policy so let's not pretend big companies can't change people's minds, it's why Measure 97 failed, because of big companies investing to fight misinformation) while favoring rediculous bills that would cause socioeconomic catastrophes so large that Oregon would turn into a 3rd world economy (HB 2020 comes to mind).

      Cons

      The company is trying to get rid of the trade union and plays tokenism to actual progressiveness. It caters toward elitism and it shows.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Incompetent IT Management

      Mar 7, 2021 - Senior Cyber Security Analyst in Portland, OR
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good 401k Decent Bonus Pay is Ok

      Cons

      The CIO is personally a nice guy but is way out of his depth. The Dunning-Kreuger effect is definitely in play. In his time at the company there have been approximately 7 re-orgs in IT. None of them resolve the issues that IT is struggling with (i.e. Deteriorating skill sets, over-reliance on contractors, failing processes, and completely ignoring IT best practices (in fact I have heard it said that if you want to pass an exam like CISSP, CISM or PMP just answer the opposite of what PGE does and you'll make it)). To make matter worse he had imported all the worst management practices from GE (stack ranking) and combined them with whatever fad was in vogue 5 to 10 years ago in Silicon Valley to make PGE's own special version of management hell. Unfortunately this attitude persists downward, especially in the cybersecurity arena where mitigation of risk is secondary to producing metrics that make it look like you mitigated risk. There is no accountability for managers no matter how incompetent. This place is one bad decision away from a total meltdown Oh, and if you are a current employee forget promotion. They will post jobs in your area at a higher pay level and you won't be considered for them. They will just hire someone from outside and you will sit in your same paygrade for years with no upwards mobility. They do occasionally promote someone to manager but it basically requires the hand of god to reach down and touch you.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Not Bad

      May 23, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst in Portland, OR
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I received good raises and my job in IT paid well.

      Cons

      Does not deal with poor performers

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Crazy ceo

      Jun 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Really great pay, benefits and smart coworkers.

      Cons

      Weird culture and the CEO doesn't care about following the law

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      A great experience

      Feb 3, 2021 - Change Management Consultant in Portland, OR
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Pay and benefits are very competitive -I was able to balance work and life quite well, although that does depend on your manager, the culture or your team and the initiative you take -I felt valued by the people I worked for and with and worked with some great people

      Cons

      -Pace of change felt very slow, but that has changed over the years -Good management practices vary greatly throughout the organization -There's been an increased focus on performance and efficiency throughout the years, which I think is good, but it seems like it's come at a trade-off and people aren't valued like they once were and for their whole selves. -Lack of clear prioritization.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good company

      May 11, 2021 - Armed Nuclear Security Officer in Rainier, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, health care, vision, dental.

      Cons

      rotating hours, not compressed schedule

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Apr 25, 2021 - Mechanical Engineering Intern 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Coworkers very willing to help

      Cons

      I have no cons to share

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      not what it used to be

      Apr 2, 2021 - Customer Service Advisor in Beaverton, OR
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent pay, okay benefits.. lots of room for move around, cross trainings, “support” roles,

      Cons

      Leadership does nothing for you. Unless you kiss a** or know someone you’ll forever be stuck in “support” roles where they do not compensate you for cross training.. their phone goals are unrealistic, they will walk all over you if you let them. It’s not what it used to be / the environment when I first started was so different, it felt people actually cared.. now it’s fake.

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