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7 English questions out of 7

27 October 2020

What is a typical working day like at Pacific Gas and Electric?

Pros

Full time work and overtime

Cons

Long shifts and travel California

Long shifts and travel California

27 October 2020

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23 November 2020

What are meetings like at Pacific Gas and Electric?

Pros

Good compensation package. They pay well for the high stress work environment.

Cons

Terrible leadership. Managers are hostile with each other in the endless daily meetings. Harassment gets rewarded.

Advice to Management

Make better decisions. Get rid of the toxicity.

Managers are hostile with each other in the endless daily meetings.

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24 June 2020

What is it like working with clients or customers at Pacific Gas and Electric?

Pros

Best supervisors and coworkers I’ve ever had. Amazing experience in emergency work. Well paid, great benefits , schooling and training provided.

Cons

Always in trouble legally, lots of changes and reorganization’s . Field workers get the brunt of disgruntled customers who are actually mad at corporate.

Advice to Management

No advice really. You guys do what you gotta do. It all rolls Downhill.

Field workers get the brunt of disgruntled customers who are actually mad at corporate.

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5 August 2020

What is the work environment like at Pacific Gas and Electric?

Pros

Excellent pay and benefits, challenging assignments, rewarding work

Cons

You need to have thick skin as most of Californians have an uninformed opinion of the company

Excellent pay and benefits, challenging assignments, rewarding work

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11 September 2019

How is the office food at Pacific Gas and Electric?

Pros

Nice office facilities, they have food trucks twice a week. Open air desks, small breakrooms.

Cons

Every group is a silo, no group knows what the other is doing so mistakes can happen due to lack of communication. Supervisors spy on other groups and tattle-tell if you are on the internet (even if your job requires it). People from good universities, backgrounds however this makes them pretty arrogant. Most managers and engineers refuse to work with contractors and believe they know best regardless of evidence. Company is not very transparent about issues, and cover up is another word for discretion. Most employees are blindsided by the company official attitude since the newspaper is a better source of news than the internal communication. Supervisors are known to berate their employees vs training them. Union vs non-union jobs are set against each other, and engineers are told to not even think about unionizing and to listen to their union peers so they can pass their info up to management. Benefits are mediocre, 401k contribution is the lowest I ever seen in any company, vacation time is not used up and it's loss due to managers not approving on time. Not many career opportunities, training outside of the office is discouraged and denied all the time. Conference attendance is not funded except for managers, individual contributors are not allowed to go to training or conferences.

Advice to Management

PG&E is not the best utility company in the west coast even, so a little humility would go a long way. Stop setting union vs non-union employees against each other.

Nice office facilities, they have food trucks twice a week.

11 September 2019

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