Pacific Gas and Electric

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The Cons out-weigh the Pros

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

Pros

Benefits...which most companies offer - health, dental,401k plan etc. There is a possibility of being ok if you manage to get in a "decent department" under decent management.

Cons

-Good old boys club in management - been at PG&E for years, but are not skilled or competant
-HR sides with management, so they can do whatever they want to you - harass, bully, unfair -evaluations, illegitimate demotions, discrimination, held hostage in your job when you want to transfer
Penalties for management when they do all the above are "getting a coach" or watching a video
-Excessive Top layers while cutting layers at the bottom, the ones at the bottom do all the work!. Thus most employees are overworked because they are doing not one, but two or three jobs.
-A whole bunch of re-orgs for no reason, Old school atmosphere, less advanced programs
*Older employees have voiced there suffering in this environment but hold on to hope to "start living" when they retire.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Legal intervention will cost the company greatly, so try to remain in compliance with company's policies and laws.

Other reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric

  1.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -For an internship, good pay in addition to having decent, various benefits, such as 401k.
    -Friendly work environment
    -Steady 8-to-5 working hours.

    Cons

    -Was not given an office access card for a month!
    -Work was too easy at times; my supervisor sometimes ran out of legitimate work for me to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Found it a little difficult to interact with the management since they seemed so busy and occupied with other things. Could have wished to been given more direction. My direct supervisor was very good however at explaining the purpose behind the work I was given.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern

    Pros

    Got to experience doing real work and not some busy work made up for an intern.
    Traveled fairly often to various project sites to ensure that the crew were getting the parts and equipment they needed to get the job done.
    HR put on a couple of field trips and activities for inters that were fun too.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.... well some of the online safety training is quite lengthy and dry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and take care of all employees - this was true in my department, but not all departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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