Pacific Gas and Electric
3.2 of 5 323 reviews
www.pge.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Pacific Gas and Electric Reviews

Updated Apr 01, 2014
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3.2 323 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Pacific Gas and Electric Chairman, President & CEO Anthony F. Earley Jr.

Anthony F. Earley Jr.

(109 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Excellent work/life balance (literally 9 to 5) for good pay"
    in 28 reviews
  • "Excellent opportunities for advancement, good pay and benefits, a good company with great history and sense of pride"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "It's hard to get your job done if you're constantly trying to prove your worth to upper management"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Too many senior management layers, too dependent on outside consultants"
    in 10 reviews
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Lack of integrity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

ProsGood Pay.
Better than average benefits.

ConsThe company is eager to back management even when faced with concrete evidence.
Workplace violence is not taken seriously.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your workers, they may save you from safety issues and prevent violations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great to work for if you don't mind placing your mental, physical health and family in the back burner

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fresno, CA (US)

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

ProsSalary, Benefits and "Job Security (which is really not secure)"

ConsWork environment lacks cohesiveness/Opportunities not based on performance but Favoritism (Inc. Nepotism)/Supervisors are generally apathetic towards subordinates/Opportunities are intentionally stifled/High pay is often used as an excuse to demoralize & control/Reactive Work environment/The company views administrative employees as disposable

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Undergoing transformation.

Director (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsAdjusting their approach to IT to be more responsive, progressive, and proactive. Recognizing the need to transform how business is done to keep up with the other companies in the area.

ConsLegacy environment, large IT team create an environment where getting things done is an act of United Nations. Likes to make decisions multiple times.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest in people, lower dependency on consultants.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Transmission Planning

Transmission Planning (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time

ProsDepending on your group, it could be a very easy learning curb.
Very knowledgable employees, most with decades of experience

ConsThey don't really put any emphasis on your educational background, just the years you've been with the company. Horrendous upper management, who won't fight for you when the time comes for a promotion. Also no direction on the future of the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good benefits, slow moving.

Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPG&E has great benefits and job security. I have been able to move across groups and try different roles. It is interesting to be in a company that is in the public eye.

ConsProjects can move slowly. It is a large company so it can be difficult to bring in all interested parties to get to a decision and move on.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on results. If you develop a process, make sure the process contributes towards results.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Positive, professional, team oriented, productive work environment.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

ProsPositive, professional, team oriented, productive work environment.

ConsNone. Company is professional and conscientious.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company to start a career in IT

IT Systems Administrator, Associate (Current Employee)
Fairfield, CA (US)

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

ProsMany of my peers are more than happy to teach me new technologies, which makes the company a great place to learn new skills. Supervisor looks after the well-being of the team.

ConsMany employees have been working 25+ years and are nearing retirement, so some are not as efficient as the younger folks.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent with what's happening in upper management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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terrific, terrific, terrific, terrific, terrific

Program Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

Prosculture, happy employees, super, leadeship

ConsToo soon to tell, so all is good

Advice to Senior Managementtransparency

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PGE at its Best

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric

ProsLearn a lot about the gas and electric industry and how government regulates rates.

ConsA lot of managing through ambiguity

Advice to Senior ManagementB proactive and less reactive

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PG&E offers challenges and opportunities if you're willing to take them.

Senior Internal AUditor (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time for more than 10 years

ProsEducation benefits, ongoing training and development, interesting assignments, working with people who care.

ConsPublic reputation, adversarial environment. Mistakes can cost lives.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't sacrifice service to customers for the shareholders returns. Take a look at your "supplier diversity" program - there was some "gaming" going on when I looked at it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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