Pacific Gas and Electric
3.2 of 5 327 reviews
www.pge.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.2 327 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

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

Anthony F. Earley Jr.

(109 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "GREAT work life balance, competitive salary for the responsibilities and expectations"
    in 29 reviews
  • "Excellent opportunities for advancement, good pay and benefits, a good company with great history and sense of pride"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "It's hard to get your job done if you're constantly trying to prove your worth to upper management"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Too many senior management layers, too dependent on outside consultants"
    in 10 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

ProsGreat people and excellent team work creates a wonderful working environment. Daily meetings keep everyone up to date and defined high priority task that need to be completed. They also use Quality Center which is a great tool for defect tracking

ConsOver time is often required which can be difficult when it is requested at the last moment. It would be great if they would use more automation as most of this testing, at least for the project I was working on, was done manually - which is very time consuming.

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Very positive

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsDescription of culture: hard working, very competent, and not pretentious. Good representation of women and minorities in management positions. Genuine care for the safety and well-being of employees and customers.

ConsCompany undergoes organizational changes often. That being said, however, employees are kept very well informed of these changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a great place to work

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsTraining opportunities, tuition reimbursement, leadership is improving in recent few years, excellent benefits, recognition for accomplishments.

ConsSlow to adopt new technologies, but we do get them eventually.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time.

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

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Lack of integrity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

ProsGood Pay.
Better than average benefits.

ConsThe company is eager to back management even when faced with concrete evidence.
Workplace violence is not taken seriously.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your workers, they may save you from safety issues and prevent violations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great to work for if you don't mind placing your mental, physical health and family in the back burner

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fresno, CA (US)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric for more than 8 years

ProsSalary, Benefits and "Job Security (which is really not secure)"

ConsWork environment lacks cohesiveness/Opportunities not based on performance but Favoritism (Inc. Nepotism)/Supervisors are generally apathetic towards subordinates/Opportunities are intentionally stifled/High pay is often used as an excuse to demoralize & control/Reactive Work environment/The company views administrative employees as disposable

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Undergoing transformation.

Director (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAdjusting their approach to IT to be more responsive, progressive, and proactive. Recognizing the need to transform how business is done to keep up with the other companies in the area.

ConsLegacy environment, large IT team create an environment where getting things done is an act of United Nations. Likes to make decisions multiple times.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest in people, lower dependency on consultants.

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

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Transmission Planning (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

ProsDepending on your group, it could be a very easy learning curb.
Very knowledgable employees, most with decades of experience

ConsThey don't really put any emphasis on your educational background, just the years you've been with the company. Horrendous upper management, who won't fight for you when the time comes for a promotion. Also no direction on the future of the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good benefits, slow moving.

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

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

ProsPG&E has great benefits and job security. I have been able to move across groups and try different roles. It is interesting to be in a company that is in the public eye.

ConsProjects can move slowly. It is a large company so it can be difficult to bring in all interested parties to get to a decision and move on.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on results. If you develop a process, make sure the process contributes towards results.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing place to work

Network Specialist (Current Employee)
San Ramon, CA (US)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor for less than a year

Prosrelaxed environment
flexible timings
no dress code

Consnot much to learn
no documentation

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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terrific, terrific, terrific, terrific, terrific

Program Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for less than a year

Prosculture, happy employees, super, leadeship

ConsToo soon to tell, so all is good

Advice to Senior Managementtransparency

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