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Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    20%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    20%
    Subpar (3)
    60%
    2.35
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Reviews - What employees say

2.35 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Work more as a single unit vs departments making decisions that only benefit them. Don't have so many metrics as people work to get the metric and not what is good for the company

What I like about the company

Our company really cares about its employees. Its spends a lot of money and time having us work safe. Our compensation package is in line with others. We have fairly good job security, but our industry is changing.

What I dislike about the company

Large company makes it slow to make changes in a timely manner

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • City
    San Francisco
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • 15.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Everyone is paranoid about losing there job.
Lip service is paid to positive safety culture but the overall attitude amongst the rank and file is negative on everything else. The organization is overly siloed and not streamlined. Layoffs are done in secret and non-union employee morale is low.

Support from management

Management trades in positive lip service. Right now they are just looking to cut the fat. This is good but because the executives don't understand the common sense needs of individual contributing roles they are unable to leverage any optimization employee role reduction might bring.

Teamwork

Always done by necessity but never for positive benefit because employees are either paranoid or have low morale or both.

Freedom to work independently

All things are managed top-down. Input is asked for but the result seems to be that input is generally ignored for the sake of some "overarching" and immediate reactive need.

Internal Communication

Yes but at times there are conflicting messages from "above" which tends to demoralize.

Attitude towards older colleagues

No

Career Development

Because the company doesn't use newer tools working at PG&E can stagnate a career. Old tools are used to save money because the company has a declining revenue stream.

Office / Work Environment

The work environment is in need of an upgrade and ergonomic issues are dealt with by ergonomic contractors and a nurse line which basically is used to defray the impact of insurance claims.

Environmental Friendliness

Yes BUT the company is at odds with how they will be compensated regarding chargebacks and transmission fees related to solar. They paint a good picture around their participation but if they m demonstrated more advocacy for future charge back models instead of reacting to a slipping revenue stream the company good get ahead of the declining trends. It's tragic.

Work-Life Balance

Rhetorically work-life balance is advocated but often deadlines and colliding initiatives continue to burn people out. There is no such thing at PG&E. After a decade there I found this to be the biggest lie there.

Company Image

No. Bad public image. The people who work there are mostly uninspired and with only some exceptions not very intelligent

Job Security

Jobs there are not stable.
Layoffs and buyouts are conducted in secret. People are literally disappearing.

Workplace Safety

Yes, the only positive thing about PG&E is that after the company makes horrible mistakes they take positive action and have a safety culture. But one could argue that the things affecting safety is not good awareness but poor morale.

Challenging Work

I try to hide the fact I worked there. Which is why I left. Not only does the public view of the company have a corrosive affect on morale but management stating positive messaging creates a form of entrenched cynicism and a general feeling of managerial disengenuousness.

Inclusive / Diverse

Diversity of people is valued. It's the same as metaphorical haydes where everyone is welcome. What good is diversity in an undemocratic work environment. It's like working in Japan or a communist country.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management should step down and hire new officers after re-evaluating methods. If I were a CEO I would propose an across the board employee ownership initiative. Only by sharing in the ownership of the company mission will the company really be able to survive.

What I like about the company

Nothing overall. There are some really good people that do work there but the organization's problems kills the soul.

What I dislike about the company

Culture, management style, performance reviews, tech tools.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered
  • Company
    Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • City
    San Francisco
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 17.Nov 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered
  • Company
    Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • City
    San Francisco
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Others

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Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    20%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    20%
    Subpar (3)
    60%
    2.35
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
2.35
5 reviews

Industry average (Other Industries)
3.26
150,949 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,677,000 reviews