Pacific Gas and Electric

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Lost in a Sea of Management Demands

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Labor Relations and Human Resources  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
Current Employee - Labor Relations and Human Resources in San Francisco, CA (US)

Pros

Telecommuting; salaries are good for starers or those without a degree - not so good if you are already high in the pay scale and coming in; benefits are better than some private sector, pension plan. If you are focused - good work/life balance.

Cons

Managers and up are jumping around with demands out of fear - not a good mid-management set up. The demands shift all over the place and take up too much of the day. Generally weak middle management. Low-balling the salaries for new hires and managers. Hard to hear you came in at top step when you didn't. Work is too focused on meeting odd measures of productivity - all for the bonus.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the metrics of bonus measurements - ie: injury reporting and numeric scales that only measure a small aspect of work that employees really have no control over. The daily work gets driven by these poor scales. Pay well from the start. Too insular and averse to new ideas.

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Negative Outlook
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Other reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

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    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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Quasi-Governmental Organizations are Big.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Ability to advance, Career oriented.

    Cons

    Very slow moving, tons of bureaucracy, difficult to effect change from the bottom up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excitement and morale building efforts over very high level achievements are not effective for ground level workers. Additionally, quite a few of our efforts are very "one size fits all," including some educational efforts that are overkill for office based employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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