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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated 22 May 2015
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  1. Stable, but not innovative

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    PG&E is a good fit if you are looking for a company with good benefits, that has a pretty stable environment. The majority of people who work here are genuinely really nice.

    It's relatively similar to working for the government.

    Cons

    It's relatively similar to working for the government.

    In Silicon Valley, where R&D and innovation is highly valued, the regulatory "red tape" makes it nearly impossible to make changes and improvements. Most of the systems and processes are pretty dated and look like they are from the 90s. With companies like Telsa unveiling batteries that use solar energy to power a home, it's hard for PG&E to measure up. Internal company politics often leads to promoting the wrong people to management positions. Leadership has a lot of smart people, but most aren't smart leaders.

  2. Ecellent organization to be part of. Professionally managed and lots of talented people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Good leadership, Quality Work

    Cons

    Proactive improvements is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Improvements can be made to streamline operations

  3. Helpful (1)

    Senior Project Manager

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension plan, tuition reimbursement . Lots of opportunities to seek different positions within the company.

    Cons

    Company is currently facing some challenges due to utility regulations. New Management and leadership create veryb stressful environments with unreasonable deadlines .

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect. Give credit to employees with experience . Bringing new leadership from outside with no utility experience is not the answer.

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  5. Business Planner, Power Generation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Planner in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Planner in Sacramento, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    PG&E has a world class team of employees. They are some of the best engineers, project managers, analyst, and support folks in the business and working with them was a pleasure. They have a great benefits package and positions available in both major cities and beautiful wild areas in central and northern California. Pretty much anywhere you want to work within the central and northern California area has positions available.

    Cons

    PG&E is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is a very expensive area to live, most of the upper management positions are located in San Francisco.

    Advice to Management

    Save everyone some money and decentralize out of the Bay Area!

  6. Business Analyst

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability with a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Complacency among many employee. Employee's are good at being 9 to 5 workers

  7. Helpful (1)

    Contracted IT Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - IT Consultant/Project Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Contractor - IT Consultant/Project Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great salary, work from home, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Disadvantage when it comes to training when you are a contractor. You are not treated as an equal to your coworker or by your supervisors when you are a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Give the same training if expecting the same results and regardless if you are a contractor or employee, everyone deserves respect and fairness.

  8. Great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great pay and benefits
    - Management is open to hearing employees concerns

    Cons

    - It's a big company, so change can be cumbersome at times
    - Still getting up to speed with some of the technology available to the industry

  9. Great Pay and Benefits, A Great Company to Work For!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Avila Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Avila Beach, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competetive compensation and excellent benefits (medical, dental, pension for union guys, and 401K matching) Concerns are heard and excellence is rewarded. Safety is a top priority

    Cons

    Large company = red tape. Often times the bureaucracy can interfere with productivity, but its generally more of a frustration and an inconvenience than a real problem.

    Advice to Management

    More team building for Utility workers. For those of us on a normal crew, it would be nice to have more trips, public outreach, or sponsored events to boost morale

  10. account manager

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, good working conditions

    Cons

    big and bureaucratic, slow moving

  11. Project Manager

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many projects in the pipeline, so job security is not lacking

    Cons

    Too many projects in the pipeline with limited staffing, be prepared to be overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Increase staffing to make sure all projects are completed in a safe and timely manner.


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