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Still dysfunctional

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Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Fairfield, CA (US)
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Fairfield, CA (US)

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

Pros

Good pay, excellent benefits and that's pretty much it.

Cons

IT senior directors and middle management are completely dysfunctional. 1) No sense of accountability especially in the ISTS department where trouble tickets would sit for days and only worked on by a few dedicated employees. 2) IT Projects are never planned correctly and ends up being descoped due to lack of funding 3) Codependent relationship between Business and IT with most IT managers being pushed around by Business to meet unreasonable deadlines. 4) Contractors are King with some working for PG&E for years. Employees are expected to work unreasonable overtime and being on-call without being compensated accordingly. 5) Thinking outside the box and showing any initiative are always met with indifference and definitely no recognition.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need major rethinking around accountability, developing a healthy relationship with Business and especially employee retention -- the pay and the benefits are not enough.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved job, inconsistent leadership

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    Former Employee - Substation Maintenance
    Former Employee - Substation Maintenance

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent wages, benefits, steady employment

    Cons

    MId level and higher management too centered on protecting own job to be effective leaders. Little reciprocation of loyalty towards subordinates. Identifying and correcting problems secondary to cya.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide genuine direction and support for solutions. Be consistent and utilize proven practices. Stop trying to reinvent the company every three years, which leads to unreasonable amounts of regulation and confusion. Attitude is more important than bureaucratic micromanagement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great internship experience

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Got to experience doing real work and not some busy work made up for an intern.
    Traveled fairly often to various project sites to ensure that the crew were getting the parts and equipment they needed to get the job done.
    HR put on a couple of field trips and activities for inters that were fun too.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.... well some of the online safety training is quite lengthy and dry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and take care of all employees - this was true in my department, but not all departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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