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Lost in a Sea of Management Demands

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

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Telecommuting; salaries are good for starers or those without a degree - not so good if you are already high in the pay scale and coming in; benefits are better than some private sector, pension plan. If you are focused - good work/life balance.

Cons

Managers and up are jumping around with demands out of fear - not a good mid-management set up. The demands shift all over the place and take up too much of the day. Generally weak middle management. Low-balling the salaries for new hires and managers. Hard to hear you came in at top step when you didn't. Work is too focused on meeting odd measures of productivity - all for the bonus.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the metrics of bonus measurements - ie: injury reporting and numeric scales that only measure a small aspect of work that employees really have no control over. The daily work gets driven by these poor scales. Pay well from the start. Too insular and averse to new ideas.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, good work/life balance, stale culture

    • 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 as an intern

    Pros

    This pertains to the Regulatory Relations department specifically:
    -People who work here are very intelligent and take their work seriously
    -Good exposure to utility business
    -Once you're in, easy to stay in, firm supports internal referral
    -Good pay

    Cons

    -Aging workforce means most people at the firm are 40+ years old
    -Little onboarding or training for new hires
    -Little exposure to other roles or departments unless you change roles (for younger employees could be after 1-2 years)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking about transitioning the company to attracting younger crowd. Current workforce will retire soon and the current HR/onboarding model is not attractive to recent grads looking for accelerated career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Quasi-Governmental Organizations are Big.

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Ability to advance, Career oriented.

    Cons

    Very slow moving, tons of bureaucracy, difficult to effect change from the bottom up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excitement and morale building efforts over very high level achievements are not effective for ground level workers. Additionally, quite a few of our efforts are very "one size fits all," including some educational efforts that are overkill for office based employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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