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Human Resources Is NO Place for Humans

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Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Coordinator  in  Concord, CA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Coordinator in Concord, CA (US)

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good pay, cannot complain about the wages as it was a comfortable living as long as you are not in a peon job.

Cons

Beware of certain bosses, they talk about you to your co-workers behind your back then give you a lousy review as if you did something wrong!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't buddy up with the co-workers and discriminate against certain people for being white. You are setting yourself up for a lawsuit.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, good work/life balance, stale culture

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    • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lost in a Sea of Management Demands

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    • 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 for less than a 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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