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Good benefits, good work/life balance, stale culture

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern

Pros

This pertains to the Regulatory Relations department specifically:
-People who work here are very intelligent and take their work seriously
-Good exposure to utility business
-Once you're in, easy to stay in, firm supports internal referral
-Good pay

Cons

-Aging workforce means most people at the firm are 40+ years old
-Little onboarding or training for new hires
-Little exposure to other roles or departments unless you change roles (for younger employees could be after 1-2 years)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start thinking about transitioning the company to attracting younger crowd. Current workforce will retire soon and the current HR/onboarding model is not attractive to recent grads looking for accelerated career growth

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Slow and Safe Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    If you like working at slow and safe pace, where changes generally go at a turtle's pace then this is the place you want to work at. Pay is good, benefits are good, and the people that work here are good.

    Cons

    The pace is too slow caused mostly by communication issues. The company is very top heavy, those at the bottom will generally be pushed aside by management in critical projects. A utility company should and needs to listen to the folks on the ground. There is a general lack of standardization and sharing of information which ultimately are communcation issues that can really slow a company down during important changes caused by government regulations or natural disasters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A system of standization is needed. There is also a need to greatly emphasize the sharing of information between employees and employment. Every project should only have people that are 100% committed to the project, this speeds up the project by providing better organization and ensuring that resources are appropriately allocated towards the completion of the project. In other words, get the project done on time, on budget, and with no BS or extra sugar.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, ability to move within the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are very dedicated and passionate about what they do. You have a chance to help a shifting and changing industry with some very innovative technologies.

    Cons

    Things can be very bureaucratic. Getting simple things done could be very cumbersome due to the budget structure and silos of different organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen actively to your employees, focus on quality and getting things right the first time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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