Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.2 383 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.

Anthony F. Earley Jr.

(142 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance although it's depends on a group you work in (in 38 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits, support for volunteering (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • It's hard to get your job done if you're constantly trying to prove your worth to upper management (in 22 reviews)

  • Middle management presents a significant barrier to changing corporate culture (in 10 reviews)

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    Great place to work as an engineer or field service technician.

    IT Professional (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsThe operational groups (Electric, Gas, Energy supply) are exceptional areas of the company with dedicated employees capable of world class achievements.

    ConsThe General Office support groups (Human Resources, Information Technology, etc.) face challenges in their current structures and capability to effectively support the operational lines of business. IT in particular is experiencing high management and employee turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture of GO does not align to the stated core values of the company. This is in distinct contrast to the operational units that make up the utility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Procurement Specialist (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsIf you play the politics right it's a good secure job.

    ConsDept. was not really open to change from a contractor. They had a couple of low level people calling the shots of how things were to be done and their thought process was wrong. Dept. mgmt did not really want to change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork and life is awesome
    great coworkers
    stable
    good pays and benefit

    Consjob bidding
    old equipment
    union dues suck

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working as a senior business analyst provides multiple opportunities for challenging work

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) Sacramento, CA (US)

    ProsBenefits, People, atmosphere, location, quality

    ConsLimited advancement opportunities and no training

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are too many people making too much money and are not doing enough work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, opportunities within the company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork-life balance, great benefit, training, dedicated people, industry leader

    Consheavily regulated, slow to make decision

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Moving in a good direction, but is still trying to overcome bureaucratic problems

    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsThere is some real talent at the company. Recruiting has done a great job of finding more innovative thinkers, and the organization could be on a great trajectory as a result.

    ConsBureaucracy - very old school set-up, with closed door offices (a laugh in a progressive, start-up heaven such as SF). You risk being silo-ed, and the lack of coordination and information sharing between units may be difficult to overcome.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep investing in employee safety and in your future (employees that will want to stay and give back).

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    Great work group teams!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPlenty of work and if you show interest management will generously allow employees to expand their skills within the group by offering involvement in a variety of tasks and projects. Teamwork is abundant as is also a positive environment. Executive management communicates with employees often and takes an active role in understanding things from an employee level.

    ConsBackwards hiring and promotion process in some areas. While it seems like much of the rest of the world is getting on board with hiring the person and training the skills, PG&E is a test based hiring and promotion process in many departments. The tests aren't impossible but unnecessary because if the person is already doing the job well then it would seem that a test would be a waste of valuable resources that could be better spent in conducting a better interview and/or training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWho am I to give advice to management?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Business Analyst in Customer Care

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsThe company provides a necessary and important service for society. People are generally smart and even-keeled.

    ConsStrange mix of profit motive and regulated responsibility to the public interest. Can constrain business strategy and make strategy selection criteria difficult to prioritize.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn CES, our administrative staff is horribly overworked. The admin to staff ratio is far too low which means I spend time doing low-value activities that are way below my pay grade.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Benefits

    Various (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsGood benefits and good people

    ConsMoves slow and has to move faster

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from the outside

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great Contract Opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood People
    Great Location
    Nice work environment

    ConsLengthy review process
    Shared conference room space with other contractors

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