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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.28
  • 0 applicants say

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

Reviews for PG&E

Reviews - What employees say

2.28 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 15.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

Management is constantly shuffled around. Titles and people change and no one stays long enough for any stability or strategic plans to be implemented.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Bring back some privacy in the workspace. People shouldn't have to be watched 24/7. Management's actions should match company core values. For example, honesty should not be punished. Give new managers some training, immediately, not a year later or after they cause havoc.
  • Decrease the amount of boosterism-type emails and other nonstop communications on how great the company is. It tends to have the opposite effect after awhile.

What I like about the company

Good wages, 75% of the company is unionized, liberal expenses, good benefits.

What I dislike about the company

Big Brother attitude by company and some employees (police dogs). Touted company core values do not match reality of workplace. Nepotism and cronyism abound. Open workspace loathed by most and miserable to work in.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    PG&E
  • City
    San Ramon
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2011
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management should survey employees and/or use anonymous focus groups to get a good feel on how people really feel about the company. They should institute some sort of ombudsman function so employees don't feel so threatened and insecure.

What I like about the company

PG&E is trying to overcome a bad image as a poorly managed and high-priced provider of natural gas and electricity. They have stumbled badly in the past with regard to public safety. They are trying to reinvent themselves and have brought in tons of high-paid consultants from companies like PWC. These folks, arrogant and frequently abusive, have been given carte blanche to change things as they see fit. The old PG&E culture, which emphasized community and camaraderie, is disappearing. Change is always good. But not when you throw out the baby with the bathwater.

What I dislike about the company

There is very poor top-down communication. Oh, there are memos and presentations like in every other company. But there is no effective interpersonal communication. People are scared and are looking over their shoulders.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    PG&E
  • City
    San Ramon
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.28
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

PG&E
2.28
2 reviews

Industry average (Energy)
3.26
22,722 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,659,000 reviews