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Puget Sound Energy Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2019

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Found 203 reviews

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Puget Sound Energy CEO Kimberly J. Harris
Kimberly J. Harris
109 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 (5)

    "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. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist 
    Recommends

    I worked at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked with very good people. Good benefits and experience.

    Cons

    Few bad apples can kill the joy, but the rest of the pros make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    None.

    Puget Sound Energy2019-07-26
  3. "Rewarding work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good leadership and trust of employees

    Cons

    Vertically integrated, lack of progressiveness

    Puget Sound Energy2019-07-26
  4. "Fast Paced"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice office, great co-workers, awesome management

    Cons

    very strict office environment, hours

    Puget Sound Energy2019-07-17
  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits, and a good amount of paid time off.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher. The company tries to cut costs which make the overall experience a little worse.

    Advice to Management

    Be more progressive.

    Puget Sound Energy2019-07-07
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good career but questionable values"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Puget Sound Energy full-time

    Pros

    PSE is a great place to start your career. There are many departments to move around to depending on the level of challenge you are looking for. There are some really great supervisors & managers that look out for your development (and some not so great). Also, PSE employs many industry leaders, and if you can find and connect with them, they can really jump start your career. If you’re not looking for career growth,...

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    Cons

    Despite many great years at PSE, I experienced serious misconduct and grooming by a superior near the end of my career. My sex, age, and limited access to upper management made me a vulnerable target. Increasing severity of misconduct and efforts of predatory conditioning pushed me to a point at which I did not feel safe in the workplace. Evidence of misconduct was provided to HR, a cease and desist was issued. HR failed...

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    Advice to Management

    Stay connected with each and every employee under your supervision. Ensure team dynamics do not put your vulnerable employees at risk to misconduct in the workplace.

    Puget Sound Energy2019-07-19
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Management clownshow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Puget Sound Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people - Smart and kind. Great healthcare benefits. Ability to work in different parts of the company.

    Cons

    Management has no vision, and is technically inept . There is no business strategy and future growth will suffer. Tactical decisions are made without understanding the full downstream impact on business segments and those responsible for implementation. Zero ability to move up in career development.

    Advice to Management

    Put professionals in management roles. These people should understand the markets and risks they are tasked with. Speak to your employees like they are professionals, not 6th graders. Figure out a coherent business strategy, and implement it. Quit worrying so much about how you are viewed externally and make some solid business decisions based on profit and loss.

    Puget Sound Energy2019-07-25
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
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