Pacific Gas and Electric
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www.pge.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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The Cons out-weigh the Pros

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

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBenefits...which most companies offer - health, dental,401k plan etc. There is a possibility of being ok if you manage to get in a "decent department" under decent management.

Cons-Good old boys club in management - been at PG&E for years, but are not skilled or competant
-HR sides with management, so they can do whatever they want to you - harass, bully, unfair -evaluations, illegitimate demotions, discrimination, held hostage in your job when you want to transfer
Penalties for management when they do all the above are "getting a coach" or watching a video
-Excessive Top layers while cutting layers at the bottom, the ones at the bottom do all the work!. Thus most employees are overworked because they are doing not one, but two or three jobs.
-A whole bunch of re-orgs for no reason, Old school atmosphere, less advanced programs
*Older employees have voiced there suffering in this environment but hold on to hope to "start living" when they retire.

Advice to Senior ManagementLegal intervention will cost the company greatly, so try to remain in compliance with company's policies and laws.

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Pacific Gas and Electric--advancement and career development

Business Consultant (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor for more than 3 years


Pros: Strong culture of hiring from within. Large organization, culturally acceptable to move horizontally into roles/jobs… Cons: Lack or flimsy career development paths. Narrow and constrained role definitiion. Culture does not reward initiative or proactivity, rather it is punished and… Advice to Senior Management: revamp rewards systems to support and encourage proactivity and initiative in employees. Finely tune career paths and competencies within career… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Good experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as an intern for less than a year


Pros: -For an internship, good pay in addition to having decent,… Cons: -Was not given an office access card for a month! -Work was too easy… Advice to Senior Management: -Found it a little difficult to interact with the management since they seemed so busy and occupied with other things. Could have… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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