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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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  1. Great Place To Work

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of work to keep you busy.

    Cons

    Highly regulated industry contributes to heavy bureaucracy.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Don't work there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apprentice Lineman in Central Valley, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Apprentice Lineman in Central Valley, CA (US)

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work close to home and some good employees.

    Cons

    Company doesn't care about their employees at all. They won't take care of you and don't care about the public either.

    Advice to Management

    Need to lose the good ol boy system. Hiring morons who can't preform to get rid of hard workers.

  3. Excellent Company

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Cares about its customers and employee. and good diversity at the company

    Cons

    Everything is steared well at the company. No regreats for being part of them for a 3 months

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  5. Company that Continues to Improve

    • 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 full-time

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

    Pros

    People who work there seem to be happy and loyal, many of the them being there for 25, 40 years. Company does try to improve with continuous improvement, process improvement, questioning current process to find ways to be better. Benefits are great, comparable to most large companies. There is always training available (computer, soft skills, etc.).

    Cons

    Depending on the department you work it, there can be work/life balance issues, but this is also an area that is being improved on.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to do your employees' jobs and sit in their open space some of the time. The productive employees will welcome it, and the not-so-productive ones won't, so you might learn who's who.

  6. Good company

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, better pay than most places on the central coast

    Cons

    Tough to get in, might have to work outages (Nuclear) for a while off and on

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    I worked with very intelligent, hard working people. My boss is very professional. Great company culture.

    Cons

    As any large company, everything moves very slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees more freedom to make decisions.

  8. A company going through rapid change

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

    Pros

    * great compensation, rewards and benefits; also promotes from within
    * talented and committed employees who care about public and employee safety

    Cons

    * workload can be overwhelming
    * pace of change is so rapid that it can be insane
    * lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities to make quicker decisions and transition old timers to different roles if they are not willing to adapt to the rapid changes and shift in culture

  9. Helpful (3)

    Great company but depends on which dept. you work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Smart, motivated co-workers who are truly committed to the customer.

    Cons

    Because it's a big company, things can be difficult to get done. Also, work life balance in certain departments can be very tough.

  10. qa test analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

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

    Pros

    It is good company in sfo

    Cons

    nothing to say about it

    Advice to Management

    good

  11. Helpful (1)

    Sr Sourcing Specialist

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

    Pros

    -Work life balance
    -Pension
    -Benefits

    Cons

    -Very slow pace
    -The workers are not the brightest people

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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