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Puget Sound Energy Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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Found 197 reviews

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Puget Sound Energy CEO Kimberly J. Harris
Kimberly J. Harris
106 Ratings
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  • "Upper management is not in touch with employees(in 9 reviews)

  • "Having to wait a year before applying elsewhere in the company as a full time customer service rep(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Still the best job I have ever had! Love coming into the office"

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    Current Employee - Senior Cloud Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love everything about this company: The Culture, People, Job. It helps that I have only worked for fast-paced, revenue growth companies my entire career prior to PSE... It’s nice to work for a company that is truely customer and community focused. That is really hard to come by these days.... I compliment PSE for their Cloud initiative. I feel like I am a part of something special... Being able to travel to industry...

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    Cons

    Too many projects in-flight.. Sometimes I feel like I spread myself thin.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and evaluate where you collectively envision PSE 10 years from now. Then decide what you want to do today.

    Puget Sound Energy2018-09-15
  2. "Good place to work depending on the department"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Puget Sound Energy full-time

      Pros

      Great chance to advance within the company

      Cons

      Some departments feel like you are still in high school

      Puget Sound Energy2019-06-11
    • "Good company"

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        Current Employee - Engineer 

        I have been working at Puget Sound Energy full-time

        Pros

        Steady employment and good benefits

        Cons

        Regulated monopoly interrupts innovation and creativity

        Puget Sound Energy2019-05-11
      • "Typical utility culture, but with a desire to evolve"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        good work life balance, family-friendly, friendly and generally motivated employees

        Cons

        can be bureaucratic and siloed, culture varies significantly across departments, struggles to commit to change.

        Advice to Management

        pick a strategy and really commit to it. adjust compensation and talent mix to reflect changing needs of the company and cost of the area.

        Puget Sound Energy2019-05-08
      • "Steady career path"

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        Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Bellevue, WA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        The industry and jobs are very stable, good place if you want to plant roots and stay for a while

        Cons

        The company struggles with implementing change. A lot of it is due to longtimers who see no reason to change

        Puget Sound Energy2019-05-01
      • "Solid company with many dedicated employees"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Many employees working to improve the environmental impact of our energy supply

          Cons

          Disorganized leadership that does not understand its risks

          Puget Sound Energy2019-04-28
        • "All good company on the right track, but experiences vary widely from department to department"

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          Former Employee - Manager 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than 10 years

          Pros

          *Relative to other companies, comparatively excellent medical benefits, retirement and PTO program, solid pay * Many very high paying jobs available for people without college degrees * If you demonstrate high capability, you can move up from the entry level jobs and it is relatively easy (and strongly encouraged) to move sideways and broaden your experience *People here truly want to do right by the customer and the...

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          Cons

          *Haves and have nots: Some groups seems to have strong access to resources while others operate in an environment of extreme scarcity... no fun if you are in the later. *Leadership mixed. Some very talented, high integrity leaders and also still a fair amount of folks who are great doers but not so great leaders. *Despite much attention to the matter, very siloed still. * Superficially polite, passive aggressive...

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          Advice to Management

          * Greater prioritization and focus on sustainment. Pick just a few things to focus on, and really, really nail those things. * You must be impeccable in walking your talk in a very overt and authentic way. *Focus much more on how you need to change and behave and relatively less on how you want everybody else to change. It needs to start at the top.

          Puget Sound Energy2019-04-19
        • "Great Company to work for if you find your right role."

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          Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bothell, WA
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Starting pay Full benefits 401k Yearly bonus Potential to leave early

          Cons

          Metrics are a bit extreme Verbal harassment from customers First year PTO hours are low Management is chaotic

          Puget Sound Energy2019-04-01
        • "Paid well and good benefits"

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          Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bellevue, WA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than 10 years

          Pros

          The people are great. Some departments are better than others.

          Cons

          Upper management is not in touch with employees

          Puget Sound Energy2019-03-07
        • Helpful (5)

          "Be cautious"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Puget Sound Energy

          Pros

          Coworkers at an individual contributor level are generally very good. They typically care about making an effort at their job and most aim to have good relationships with their coworkers. There are certain job or projects that are interesting and where you can learn. Pretty decent PTO for the region (maybe not compared to tech companies though).

          Cons

          The pay here is very poor and people are stretched thin because the company has a hard time hiring people with such bad pay and opportunities for promotion in an expensive area like this. The management does very little about this in any real way. They are good at being friendly on the surface but many of the actual things they say and certainly actions they take don’t indicate real efforts to improve things for their...

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          Advice to Management

          See cons listed above.

          Puget Sound Energy2019-02-23
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