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Do you wish you were on the TV show Survivor?

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

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Decent pay.
Flexible work schedule.
Um ...

Cons

Do your job too well and you'll get voted off the island. Top heavy organization with entrenched culture of nepotism, favoritism, and mediocrity. Back door politics determine longevity and advancement potential.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A Company Under Seige

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked at PG&E during the Smart Meter, San Bruno, and Prop 46 debacles. Encountered a corporation that was hamstrung at the headquarters, but the employees in the field are some of the best and hardest working people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Management restructures constantly. Company issues talking points then revises them weeks or months later, making representatives lose credibility. Pay and bonus structure is not that great, they only give substantial increases if you're about to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop restructuring. Improve pay for frontline representatives. Argue against policies in Sacramento and San Francisco that hurt consumers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very indifferent.

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

    I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Decent pay, benefits.
    - Lots of churn, sometimes creates opportunities
    - Seems pretty fair in terms of HR practices, focus on diversity, ergonomics, safety.

    Cons

    - Feels bureacratic
    - Incompetence isn't punished
    - Lots of hierarchy, upper mgmt doesn't feel accessible
    - Lots of churn, can create continuity issues
    - Slow moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't exactly love the place but don't hate my life either. I think one of the few things that keeps people around is the decent benefits. Beyond that, I haven't met too many people who love their job. It's about 1/10 who seem content. Same advice for any big org. Cut the fat, push out weak managers and employees. Drive to root cause of issues, stop trying to get blanket policies to solve problems, only seems to paper over the problems. Etc etc. This is more of caution to prospective employees. It's stable. You probably won't find it very exciting, unless you're in a group that constantly reorgs and its probably the wrong kind of excitement but it pays the bills and seems like more than half of the people are planning on ending their career here for the pension so don't expect anyone to rock the boat in an innovative or exciting way. Can't blame em, its just human interest and the company is structured to be a very middle of the road comfortable way to retire. If you want to get rich, come back as a contractor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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