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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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Pacific Gas and Electric CEO Geisha Williams
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but..."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

      Pros

      Plenty of opportunities for growth.

      Cons

      Very bureaucratic sometimes. You spend a lot of time in meetings and trainings than actually doing your work.

      Pacific Gas and Electric2016-01-19
    • "Well paid but little structure"

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      Former Employee - Intern 

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

      Pros

      - Career development opportunities. Management is looking to recruit for their rotational program so there are lots of opportunities. They also have opportunities to network with upper management - Paid very well for interns

      Cons

      - Not much structure for interns because just was dependent on the supervisor's needs. I often found myself with no tasks at all.

      Pacific Gas and Electric2017-06-26
    • "Great company"

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      Former Employee - Field Technician 
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great pay, great benefits, great opportunities

      Cons

      During my time there, no cons

      Pacific Gas and Electric2019-06-20
    • "Expert records analyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good workload , good pay and great benefit

      Cons

      Not open to jump other positions

      Pacific Gas and Electric2019-06-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "Aviation services."

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      Current Employee - Technical Lead in Oakland, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      They are overly conscientious about safety due to years of performance issues and deaths attributed to poor decisions.

      Cons

      Poor Morale driven by high turnover in executive and middle management. Poor performance is rewarded. Department management doesn’t perform by holding best practices in accountability and allowing a continued toxic environment.

      Advice to Management

      Hiring is not based on experience or success at previous employers. Poorly qualified leadership can and have demonstrated poor skills with their hiring practices.

      Pacific Gas and Electric2019-06-19
    • Helpful (2)

      "Excellent Pay, Questionable Management"

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      Current Employee - Transmission Systems Operator in Vacaville, CA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      The company is unionized by three unions, so the benefits and pay are pretty great. I don't know of anyone employed with PG&E that doesn't make a living wage. As far as benefits go, retirement was recently moved from a full pension to a cash pension/401k combo for new hires (union).

      Cons

      As can be seen by poor wildfire management and preparation, the upper levels of management have issues doing their jobs correctly. They have a history of not listening to the workers' input until it's too late. Electrical workers were warning management about bad processes and antiquated equipment that could fail for years before the wildfires took place. Turns out profits were more important. Thank goodness the bankruptcy...

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      Advice to Management

      You seriously need to listen to your workers when we tell you that the decisions you make cause safety concerns. As an electrical worker, I feel as though a lot of the wildfire issues and equipment failure, as well as voltage and loading concerns on the grid, could have been better handled had management actually listened to us. PG&E has an environment of paying lip service to safety culture without actually taking...

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      Pacific Gas and Electric2019-06-02
    • "Good Company, Bad Rap."

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      Former Employee - Busineess Analyst in Sacramento, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good people to work with.

      Cons

      Questionable management decisions and actions.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your people more.

      Pacific Gas and Electric2019-06-04
    • "Senior financial analyst"

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        Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst 

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

        Pros

        Benefits and work life benefits

        Cons

        Merit rewards are low with bargaining unit

        Pacific Gas and Electric2019-05-31
      • Helpful (2)

        "IT in shambles"

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        Current Employee - Senior Developer in San Francisco, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        - Work life balance - Good people to work with

        Cons

        - IT management does know what they are doing - Unrealistic vision with current model

        Advice to Management

        Management continually remind us to speak up. We have, but doesn't seem like they are listening. Clock is ticking as more retirement eligible employees start leaving. Without proper transition plan, the company will face an environment inadequately supported. Management believed saving money by outsourcing, but that actually hurt morale and exposed PG&E to monumental failures in future. Hiring freeze due to chapter...

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        Pacific Gas and Electric2019-06-07
      • "Faded Blue"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Excellent pay, benefits, and coworkers.

        Cons

        Employees are stretched way too thin and people are literally having nervous breakdowns. Work-life balance has disappeared as positions are consolidated to put more employees on work that improves public safety.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to your employees. For years employees have been questioning inefficiencies, meanwhile we always ran out of funding or time. A lot of our tough times were foreseeable and employees spoke up, but you did't always listen. I came to work at PG&E to proudly serve the customer - I couldn't stomach it anymore after seeing one burned to death in their car.

        Pacific Gas and Electric2019-06-10
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