Pacific Gas and Electric
3.2 of 5 374 reviews
www.pge.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated Jul 09, 2014
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3.2 374 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

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

Anthony F. Earley Jr.

(138 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Working as a senior business analyst provides multiple opportunities for challenging work

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Sacramento, CA (US)

    ProsBenefits, People, atmosphere, location, quality

    ConsLimited advancement opportunities and no training

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are too many people making too much money and are not doing enough work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Proswork and life is awesome
    great coworkers
    stable
    good pays and benefit

    Consjob bidding
    old equipment
    union dues suck

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, opportunities within the company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork-life balance, great benefit, training, dedicated people, industry leader

    Consheavily regulated, slow to make decision

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Moving in a good direction, but is still trying to overcome bureaucratic problems

    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsThere is some real talent at the company. Recruiting has done a great job of finding more innovative thinkers, and the organization could be on a great trajectory as a result.

    ConsBureaucracy - very old school set-up, with closed door offices (a laugh in a progressive, start-up heaven such as SF). You risk being silo-ed, and the lack of coordination and information sharing between units may be difficult to overcome.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep investing in employee safety and in your future (employees that will want to stay and give back).

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    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsThe company provides a necessary and important service for society. People are generally smart and even-keeled.

    ConsStrange mix of profit motive and regulated responsibility to the public interest. Can constrain business strategy and make strategy selection criteria difficult to prioritize.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn CES, our administrative staff is horribly overworked. The admin to staff ratio is far too low which means I spend time doing low-value activities that are way below my pay grade.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work group teams!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPlenty of work and if you show interest management will generously allow employees to expand their skills within the group by offering involvement in a variety of tasks and projects. Teamwork is abundant as is also a positive environment. Executive management communicates with employees often and takes an active role in understanding things from an employee level.

    ConsBackwards hiring and promotion process in some areas. While it seems like much of the rest of the world is getting on board with hiring the person and training the skills, PG&E is a test based hiring and promotion process in many departments. The tests aren't impossible but unnecessary because if the person is already doing the job well then it would seem that a test would be a waste of valuable resources that could be better spent in conducting a better interview and/or training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWho am I to give advice to management?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Various (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsGood benefits and good people

    ConsMoves slow and has to move faster

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from the outside

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Contract Opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood People
    Great Location
    Nice work environment

    ConsLengthy review process
    Shared conference room space with other contractors

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    Good work & great people, but highly political organization

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsThe people and challenges to tackle are tremendous. You get to work at a scale that's hard to match. There are great groups and organizations. Training, pay and work-life balance are hard to beat.

    ConsThere's just a tremendous amount of bureaucracy to make things happen. The organization excels at getting in its own way with continual reorgs and shifting priorities coming down from middle management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you really want to deliver a great customer experience, invest in our systems and put the right resources in place to deliver exceptional products and services.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prospay, benefits, diversity, known utility brand

    ConsIS leadership is dictatorship, employees walking on egg-shells and moral is not just down, but totally non-existent

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