Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated 18 August, 2014
Updated 18 August, 2014
397 Reviews

3.5
397 Reviews
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Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.
Anthony F. Earley Jr.
146 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work as an engineer or field service technician.

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

    Pros

    The operational groups (Electric, Gas, Energy supply) are exceptional areas of the company with dedicated employees capable of world class achievements.

    Cons

    The General Office support groups (Human Resources, Information Technology, etc.) face challenges in their current structures and capability to effectively support the operational lines of business. IT in particular is experiencing high management and employee turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture of GO does not align to the stated core values of the company. This is in distinct contrast to the operational units that make up the utility.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company does care about their employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer  in  Eureka, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Eureka, CA (US)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, holiday time, all are well above par. Also, they love lateral movement and promoting from within.

    Cons

    If there is an issue in a department of one of their locations, their response time leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just talk about gender equality, really shatter that glass ceiling at every level and in every department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Loved working here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer  in  San Ramon, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in San Ramon, CA (US)

    Pros

    In my role, there was lots of flexibility, autonomy, as well as challenging projects. I was able to be completely a self-starter and had a great manager with a forward-thinking management style.

    Cons

    The offices and business are very spread out and therefore there is some travel involved, which I did not consider too much of a 'con,' but it is worth mentioning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Procurement Dept. review

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    If you play the politics right it's a good secure job.

    Cons

    Dept. was not really open to change from a contractor. They had a couple of low level people calling the shots of how things were to be done and their thought process was wrong. Dept. mgmt did not really want to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great benefits

    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, opportunities, culture, management

    Cons

    None .. .. .. ..

  7.  

    materials handlers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    job bidding
    old equipment
    union dues suck

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working as a senior business analyst provides multiple opportunities for challenging work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Sacramento, CA (US)

    Pros

    Benefits, People, atmosphere, location, quality

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities and no training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many people making too much money and are not doing enough work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the Best Companies to work for in San Francisco

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Exceptionally intelligent, hard working, resourceful and extremely helpful colleagues who create a real team atmosphere.

    Cons

    The workload can be overload at times with crucial deadlines to be met. Sometimes in working across the board it felt like the right hand didn't know what the left hand was doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep an open door policy where one is free is discuss concerns, suggestions, support needs, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, opportunities within the company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    heavily regulated, slow to make decision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Family oriented company

    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Autonomy of work, salary, work life balance

    Cons

    Large company highly regulated by Government but is not really a bad thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust and empower your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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