Portland General Electric


Portland General Electric Reviews

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31 Reviews
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Portland General Electric President, CEO, and Director Jim Piro
Jim Piro
23 Ratings

    Great initial training but lacks support needed to deal with difficult customers

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tualatin, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tualatin, OR (US)

    I worked at Portland General Electric part-time


    Great pay, benefits and pto


    Resources and leads refuse to help with difficult customers, you are expected to know everything and when you make a mistake lead supervisors cant understand why you do not know. They hire temp and weed you out, very competitive.

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    Spend more time helping people learn instead of documenting everything they do wrong

    Doesn't Recommend
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Portland General Electric Interviews

Updated 15 Nov 2014
Updated 15 Nov 2014

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    Supervisor Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Portland General Electric.

    Interview Details

    3 in person interviews, some of the interviewers seemed to not know why they were present. I thought some of the questions pointed to higher level skills and management attributes, but since have come to realize that though they like the 'dazzle' of high performance concepts and knowledge, the company operates like a behemoth in sludge.

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    negotiated with HR rep by email. Received slightly higher offer.
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    Average Interview

Portland General Electric Awards and Accolades

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The 100 Best Green Companies, OregonBusiness, 2009

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Website www.portlandgeneral.com
Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1892
Type Company - Public (POR)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue ₹100 to ₹500 billion (INR) per year
Competitors IDACORP, PacifiCorp, Avista

Portland General Electric (PGE) keeps many Birkenstock-shod feet warm. The company, formerly a subsidiary of Enron, generates, purchases, and distributes electricity to about 815,820 customers in Oregon. PGE's service territory covers 52 cities, including Portland and Salem. Its hydroelectric, coal-fired, and gas-fired plants had a generating capacity of 2,766 MW in 2010, and it purchased another 2,074 MW of generating capacity. PGE also markets wholesale electricity and natural gas to other utilities and marketers in the western US. In keeping with the "green" image of... More

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