Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
444 Reviews
3.5
444 Reviews
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.
Anthony F. Earley Jr.
172 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    1st year employee

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    great benefits & career progression

    Cons

    old school business. new blood is needed to enhance company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Honest

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    People love the company very much.

    Cons

    Very much a good old boy system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good old boy system! Many family members work at pge.

  3.  

    PG&E IT worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in San Ramon, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in San Ramon, CA (US)

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    PG&E is a very stable, employee oriented company with deep roots in the community. The employees are very smart and hard-working. PG&E is one of the greenest electric utilities in America.

    Cons

    PG&E is under tremendous pressure to reduce costs due to competition from community choice aggregators and rooftop solar companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Still a great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Ukiah, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Ukiah, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great in certain roles and based on the manager a flex schedule is possible
    Salaries are competitive
    Great service territory with lots of opportunities to move throughout the company and hold different positions in ones career
    They offer a 75% match up to 8% of salary in 401k
    Still offer a cash balance pension to new employees. Not as lucrative as the past final pay pension but you're only going to get that with the thieving government

    Cons

    Lots of competition for promotions
    Company has had some major regulatory hurdles in the past 3 years
    The legislation is giving unfair advantages to the utilities natural competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight back against unnecessary intrusive regulation , let the public know that rates aren't being driven up by the company's management but by the utopian idiots at the CPUC and state Capitol

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    PG&E cares about their employees and offers many opportunities to grow and move. The office is clean and the pace is casual except during crunch time.

    Cons

    It's a staid company. Many older employees waiting to retire. I didn't find the culture too exciting. Some days dragged on for hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the employees and find out what would make PG&E a more exciting place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Internship experience for two summers

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a company with a lot employees who are friendly and helpful. A lot smart and dedicated people who love their work.

    Cons

    When there is a lot of employees you need a good management so I think PG&E lacks efficient management. Always there is a new rule which is sometimes kind of confusing and hard for implementation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a good company overall but still needs more improvement on good management and they need a lot changes on keeping the old records to a digitized system for the employees to easily access them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and discount on PGE bill

    Cons

    Leadership is not good. Needs change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs new blood, ran like the IRS

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Computer operator.

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, retirement plans, wages with less training for
    African Americans.

    Cons

    Dealing with upper management racist behavior.
    .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to every employee advises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    H/R

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

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

    Pros

    Short Commute is the best I can come up with for the required 5 words....

    Cons

    Just about everything else - terrible mid-management with no leadership skills. Feels like a group of "Stepford" robots who work out of fear. Everyone is graded on a curve, which makes your co-workers do everything they can to look good, including taking each other down. A real negative experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take advice from others who have come from successful companies before they leave. The Directors of the groups generally shut this down, so it is a challenge to reach down to some fresh ideas, Leadership skills are lacking in H/R. People manage up well, but hide the dysfunction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Accounting Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for as far as benefits and opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult to have a work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation for your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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