Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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Pacific Gas and Electric President and CEO William D. Johnson
William D. Johnson
31 Ratings
  1. "Expert Data Analyst"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Expert Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    I am new to this role

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not investing in innovation - compliance only."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Princpal Product Manager 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

    Amazingly talented, dedicated, diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Autocratic culture. Independent thinking discouraged. No investment information technology to improve customer experience and reduce operational/processing costs

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people stuck in an old outdated organization that is changing too slowly."

    3.0
     

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric

    Pros

    Most employees at all levels try to do the right thing for colleagues and customers.

    Cons

    There are too many bad apples who drag down the work, reputation and investment of others.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Easy to just get by...

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Easy to just get by...

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice and Smart People, but Crisis Mode is Everlasting"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MBA Management Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Frankly the most expertise in energy in California lives in heads here People are incredibly nice and supportive.

    Cons

    Wildfire crisis is a thing, its a bummer to read bad things constantly Sometimes way too conservative, wasteful Hard to make progress when things are changing every month.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable environment, lots of opportunity to learn and grow if you apply yourself. Company is focused on Safety.

    Cons

    Not the place of parties and HH's if that' s what you are looking for --employees tend to be focused on their jobs and not necessarily socialize too much. -it's not part of the corporate culture.

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  7. "Solid company"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Physical Security Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A well established company constantly having to adjust to today's world, makes for constant work.

    Cons

    Lack of long term vision for dealing with issues, makes for an ongoing ad hoc work environment.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Re: If you're not union or management, leave. You've been warned"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Their pension and 401k back then was among the best in any industry. Many volunteer opportunities Lot of job shadowing and mentor ship opportunities as well Many of the employees there were really cool people. Management on the other hand have become a toxic club. They encouraged zero empathy. They are so far from their advertised culture, it's not funny.

    Cons

    If you're not part of the union, you will get the short end of the stick on raises, bonuses, and anything else. They promote *discussions* of safety culture, but it's completely superficial. It's just one more thing they need to identify employees who are not yes-men. With the exception of my first supervisor, people in my old team never spoke up in meetings anymore. Because the director at the time would always reject their ideas, yet openly ask for feedback as if he was accepting. And the supervisor who used to be a good guy became an a-hole when he got promoted. Something about becoming a supervisor at PG&E just turns you into heartless overseers. My main message is this: if you're not part of the union, you are expendable. I was supposed to have been in the union for the first 3 to 4 years. But it was not until I proved myself with another department that a union leader vouched for me only to break open a hornet's nest. It turned out I should've been in the union, but decided to fire me to cover up that mistake. If it wasn't a union contractor who helped with negotiations, I would've been dishonorably fired without severance pay. Also PG&E's HR is just as despicable. I learned the hard way that if you attempt to file a complaint about another employee, it's not confidential. And for attempting it, the employee (management) will retaliate and make your life miserable.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good people lousy work culture"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are dedicated to serve customers and too each other

    Cons

    Constant sr management turnover; financial goals are paramount

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Owner in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate down to earth people. Work life balance. Competitive wages To start

    Cons

    Minimal pay raises Whether high or low performing. Promotion or role change is only way to get substantial pay raise.

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