Pacific Gas and Electric

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Good benefits, good work/life balance, stale culture

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Francisco, CA (US)
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    The ultimate bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst in San Ramon, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst in San Ramon, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    extensive telecommuting
    lots of new and interesting work to do
    modernizing systems
    culture is beginning to change
    management is starting to listen

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Promotion by association
    Constant reorgs
    Projects are rushed at inception, rather than practical and realistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create anonymous site for comments, and require that all senior directors and above read every comment
    Create a monthly recognition and rewards program where every manager nominates one employee per month for every 20 employees to receive a $500 reward for something outstanding they've done.

    Recommends
    Positive 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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