Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated 13 February 2015
Updated 13 February 2015
68 Reviews
5.0
68 Reviews
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.
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68 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance although it's depends on a group you work in (in 48 reviews)

  • ok pay and benefits but you may have to fight to get what they promised, they hire good people (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • A few permanent employees made complaints to Upper Management, but no action taken (in 24 reviews)

  • Depending on the organization and your title, there is little or no work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Cares about its customers and employee. and good diversity at the company

    Cons

    Everything is steared well at the company. No regreats for being part of them for a 3 months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Avila Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Avila Beach, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, better pay than most places on the central coast

    Cons

    Tough to get in, might have to work outages (Nuclear) for a while off and on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    qa test analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    It is good company in sfo

    Cons

    nothing to say about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great first job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quantitative Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Quantitative Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Great benefits, 9-5 job, no one watches over your shoulder, good pay, independent thinking and pursuit of own ideas encouraged, intellectual freedom

    Cons

    traditional corporate culture, have to jump through hoops to get things done and things don't turn around quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Admin. Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Great Company! Great value and benefits

    Cons

    I can say anything wrong. Good to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electric Business Support Specialist in Vacaville, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Electric Business Support Specialist in Vacaville, CA (US)

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and room for growth

    Cons

    Departmental Communications and Tenure Policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with the employees in the field,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast interview process.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Very large company with a lot of room for growth. They pay well and offer a lot of benefits to employees and their families. They work with you to help you meet your career goals. They seem to promote from within to make room for outside hires. Because of the size of the company do not give up because getting turned down by one department does not end it for you. Keep applying.

    Cons

    They make payroll on a monthly basis. This will take some adjusting for those of us who are used to getting paid more frequently. Corporate office in San Francisco so traffic will suck badly. Also parking is not an option unless you want to burn a lot of gas, waste most of it in traffic, and pay crazy money for parking.

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Contracting Experience

    Former Contractor - Records Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - Records Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Onboarding experience was quick and easy. PG&E has a really great in-house agency that is on top of it- quick process + great communication. No micromanagement as long as your numbers were up.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of interaction with other teams, very quiet work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact more with teams, provide a little more diversity in roles, have more of an open door policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but corporate politics can get in the way.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Administrative Clerk in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - Administrative Clerk in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, very good pay, and great people to work with.

    Cons

    The political aspects of the company can be an issue. I was there for 18 months trying to become perm and things kept changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and an important mission of safely providing gas and electric services

    Cons

    Difficult to have so many negative news stories

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making the progress that has been made over the last few years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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