Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014
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3.2 381 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.

Anthony F. Earley Jr.

(141 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance although it's depends on a group you work in(in 38 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits, support for volunteering(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • It's hard to get your job done if you're constantly trying to prove your worth to upper management(in 22 reviews)

  • Middle management presents a significant barrier to changing corporate culture(in 10 reviews)

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    Depends on your manager as to how good your experience can be

    IT Individual Contributor (Current Employee) San Ramon, CA (US)

    ProsLast year I loved working for an intelligent engaged manager. I was re-orged into a group that has the worst manger I have ever worked for in my 30 years of employment.

    ConsContinuing on with this horrible year, my current manager does not know what he is doing. He will give me an assignment and then change it in the next few days. He is ineffective, could care less about his employees and has not sense of what his group is about. The employees are very overworked and HR knows about the lack of sufficient resources for projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy group includes highly educated individuals. Senior management should listen to the employees and give them credit for exposing a manager that is one of the worst I have encountered. Ensure there are sufficient resources for projects.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One Bad Manager Can Destroy a Group...

    Human Resources (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsUp and down about being micromanaged and being left to do the work. It was a high performing group that didn't need a nervous micromanager.... Some people really try hard.

    ConsLeft retirement behind because of poor, unqualified over-management. Others left and are considering leaving. If you are looking here for a job, try to go in with as much background as you can get. Beware of reorganization. which means lay-offs. A lot of career employees are burned out and working for retirement, which means a lot of work-place conflict. Not a happy place to be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe middle Managers are making poor, knee-jerk decisions because of stress from Director-level management. You need some sort of business coach and an intervention.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lack of integrity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Pay.
    Better than average benefits.

    ConsThe company is eager to back management even when faced with concrete evidence.
    Workplace violence is not taken seriously.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your workers, they may save you from safety issues and prevent violations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great to work for if you don't mind placing your mental, physical health and family in the back burner

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fresno, CA (US)

    ProsSalary, Benefits and "Job Security (which is really not secure)"

    ConsWork environment lacks cohesiveness/Opportunities not based on performance but Favoritism (Inc. Nepotism)/Supervisors are generally apathetic towards subordinates/Opportunities are intentionally stifled/High pay is often used as an excuse to demoralize & control/Reactive Work environment/The company views administrative employees as disposable

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor and under average

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Avila Beach, CA (US)

    Prosthey have a good retirement plan

    ConsPoor management and treating their employees unfairly .

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave an strategic plan and directive clear instructions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company focus on style over substance

    Management (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsBenefits are decent; definite decline in options over last 3 years; salary is average to below average. Company is large enough to where employees feel like they have job security but in reality job security doesn't exist

    ConsBeauracratic, slow moving and very siloed. If you are a caucasian male with white hair (or balding) performing isn't necesary for promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop promoting people that tell you what you want to hear so much; the same white haired, male caucasian employees gets promoted over qualified others to frequently. The scary thing is with all of the accolades and awards on diversity there is one black VP and one latino EVP out of 50+ executives within the utility How embarrassing is that

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very political, not so rewarding career

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) San Ramon, CA (US)

    ProsYou get to know how to play politics! Few positives otherwise.

    ConsPolitics and seniority are everything. Your career will be dead in 3 years. No new technology tried out. Still working with Windows 7. And the pay is very average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot sure where to start. Top talent will never look at PGE unless there are dramatic changes. Outsourcing is the right way to go for now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    25+ yrs with PG&E, and it is the worst it's ever been.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    ProsComparable salaries/wages, job movement and advancement are available, benefits are good.

    ConsCulture of fear and intimidation, unfortunately, is now the norm. Micromanagement is at its worst. If in management, morals and principals are to be left at home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCEO - Tony Earley and President - Chris Johns should not turn a blind eye or willfully condone, senior and middle management actions and behavior towards employees.
    This was once a great company, a real family.
    I had high hopes when Tony Earley came on board as CEO, that we would get back to that, but we seem to be drifting further and further away, at an alarming rate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    20 year employee laid off after sickness!

    Seniot Project Manager (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsNone, terrible company that does business as a monopoly!

    ConsCompany that does not value diversity!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Business Analyst (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsStatic environment, degree of stability.

    ConsCouldn't recommend this company to anyone, particularly not fellow alumnus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak the company up into smaller units

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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