Sacramento Municipal Utility District Reviews

Updated May 25, 2022

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3.7
73%
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Sacramento Municipal Utility District Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Paul Lau (no image)
Paul Lau
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Pay and benefits are very competitive(in 15 reviews)

  • "Good Work/Life Balance at the company(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No one likes being lied to either(in 7 reviews)

  • "Civil service so jobs go to people with seniority(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good job

      May 25, 2022 - Security 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, good benefits, good pension. Honestly a decent place to work for a career.

      Cons

      Silos, hope to see that change. Slow to move on ideas, slow to get answer's to questions that effect other's work.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Good Pay and Benefits but the slow pace is like watching paint dry....

      May 19, 2022 - Senior Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Civil Service job security; Little or no performance metrics related to pay.

      Cons

      Not a performance driven culture. Success is determined based on who clocks in each day vs. Benchmarks, metrics, project or operational performance. Little recognition is given except once a year during evaluations. Employee engagement issues mostly deal with politics, sloppy management and sub par communication. If you could add back taxes, shareholder dividends and CPUC regulation, SMUD would be WAY MORE expensive than PG&E. They are cheap based on their tax status; which is good for rate payers, bad for employees.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Love it here

      Apr 19, 2022 - Human Resources Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, CalPERS pension, community reputation

      Cons

      As a public agency, too much bureaucracy. Slows things down.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overworked & underpaid

      Apr 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      benefits, work-life balance, smart employees

      Cons

      execs out of touch with employees, no growth, bureaucratic, talk about diversity, inclusion and equality but don't walk the walk, too many projects and understaffed

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Decent IT department to work for.

      Apr 7, 2022 - Enterprise Systems Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Work life balance and friendly environment. Great time off .

      Cons

      IT has risk adversed culture . Your title (manager /senior/journey) limits the impact of your voice . Office politics exist .

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome company

      Mar 17, 2022 - Strategic Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, Good benefits, 401k, Pension

      Cons

      Bad Maternity leave benefits Lack of trust in upper management, everything has to go through the hierarchy, you can’t just reach out to higher level management

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good job!

      Mar 20, 2022 - Asset Protection Officer in Sacramento, CA
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      Pros

      The pay and benefits are definitely a pro.

      Cons

      I guess the stigma that follows security. I'm sure everyone in the agency thinks we do absolutely nothing.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

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      Mar 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Support of a good team.

      Cons

      Management and the Manny politics.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Mar 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good people work here. period

      Cons

      No opportunity for promotions here.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Terrible Management and Executives

      Apr 4, 2022 - Anonymous in Sacramento, CA
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      Pros

      Salary and benefits are the best part of working at SMUD

      Cons

      Management and executives love to pat themselves on the back for having a "great company" while they are racist and discriminate against any employee that has a difference of opinion. Staff are fearful and are constantly watching their back while management touts "diversity"

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    Sacramento Municipal Utility District has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 170 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at Sacramento Municipal Utility District to a friend and 61% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Sacramento Municipal Utility District employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Sacramento Municipal Utility District. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    73% of Sacramento Municipal Utility District employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Sacramento Municipal Utility District 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

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