Pacific Gas and Electric

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Lost in a Sea of Management Demands

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Labor Relations and Human Resources in San Francisco, CA (US)
Current Employee - Labor Relations and Human Resources in San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (less than an year)

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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    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)

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    California classic

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

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees have a sense of mission, dedication to serving the customer base. The fundamentals of the company are solid and it obtains energy from hydro, coal, gas, and nuclear. Working toward integrating alternative energy sources.

    Cons

    Regulatory structure inhibits innovation, raises costs, but that is par for the course with regulated companies. Perhaps a bigger problem is that the company is too inbred at least in IT org. IT leadership has changed recently, but it remains to be seen if innovation follows. Change is slow and difficult for many to handle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working to integrate outside perspectives and experiences. Congrats on effective dealings with reg bodies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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