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Reviews for Pg&e

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.57
Support from management
3.52
Teamwork
3.83
Freedom to work independently
3.91
Internal Communication
3.59
Office / Work Environment
4.05
Environmental Friendliness
4.22
Work-Life Balance
3.74
Challenging Work
3.50
Inclusive / Diverse
4.22

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.65
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.78
Career Development
3.83
Overall compensation for your work
4.04
Company Image
3.65
Job Security
3.65
Handicapped Accessibility
4.14
Workplace Safety
4.25
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 9 of 24 reviews Parking in 13 of 24 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 6 of 24 reviews Stock or equity options in 10 of 24 reviews 401(k) in 20 of 24 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 2 of 24 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 24 reviews Ability to work remotely in 7 of 24 reviews Desirable office location in 7 of 24 reviews Tuition assistance in 13 of 24 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 14 of 24 reviews 401(k) Match in 16 of 24 reviews Flexible spending account in 13 of 24 reviews Paid time off in 11 of 24 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 16 of 24 reviews Relocation allowance in 2 of 24 reviews Life insurance in 14 of 24 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 3 of 24 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 5 of 24 reviews Health and wellness programs in 10 of 24 reviews Employee discounts in 16 of 24 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 24 reviews Employee events in 11 of 24 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 24 reviews Fitness center on site in 3 of 24 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 3 of 24 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • More work from homeoptions, or less communting, putting employees in office that are cloaser to hteiri hoems no matetr what their job title.

What I like about the company

I am able to advance if I want to. Management is fair and honest. Pay for women is the same as for men. Benefits are offered and education is offered if one wants to advance in their field.

What I dislike about the company

Hours and locations for work are not flexible.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
  • City
    Stockton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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Suggestions for improvement

  • My work has an excellent culture and environment. I wish it offered more shift flexibility but other than that it’s been great.

What I like about the company

Diverse work place, equal opportunity employer with excellent pay. My work is all about safety for employees and the community and prides itself for doing business by the book.

What I dislike about the company

I wish that we had more opportunity to work a normal Monday-Friday 8am-5pm shift.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance 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
    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
  • City
    Fresno
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 12.Dec 2016
  • Employee

pg&e

5.00

Company Culture

awesome at expressing non bias culture media commercial

Support from management

awesome management

Teamwork

awesome teamwork ethics

Freedom to work independently

awesome autonomy efforts

Internal Communication

awesome communication with customers

Office / Work Environment

awesome positive environmental envolment

Environmental Friendliness

eco-friendly company

Work-Life Balance

awesome place to work for

Challenging Work

challenging industry but well worth your time to work for

Inclusive / Diverse

extremely diverse company

Suggestions for improvement

  • the customer focused mind set management has is just awesome!

What I like about the company

I like the positive customer focused mindset the company has.

What I dislike about the company

nothing at all to dislike about working for this company

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
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 Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance 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 Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    PG&E
  • City
    FRESNO
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 07.Jul 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • GET RID OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS AND THE NEPOTISM, AND THE GOOD OLD BOY SYSTEM (ie. my friend son is hiring I'll give him the job)

What I like about the company

I've WORKED HERE FOR TEN YEARS , THE COMPANY IS BUILT IN SAFETY THEY HIRE THE MOST VETERANS IN CALIFORNIA

What I dislike about the company

NEPOTISM STILL EXISITS, IT TAKES SUCH A LONG TIME TO GET HIRED AND APPLY

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance 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
    FRESNO
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 25.Apr 2016
  • Employee

Workplace Safety

PG&E is a very safe company to work for internally, at least.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get rid of PW consultants and trust your senior managers who have energy (PG&E) experience, understand the business, and will be responsive to their constituencies. PG&E is not an engineering company, though some consultants want it to run that way...totally devoid of the human factor.

What I like about the company

The company has two main locations, both very desirable. One is downtown SF in the heart of the financial district. That's great for commuting via BART and good for after-work socializing. The other main location is in suburban San Ramon, a very family-friendly area with great schools and amenities.

What I dislike about the company

This is not the old, friendly PG&E that was very committed to its employees (and customers). Following a PR debacle (the San Bruno natural gas explosion), the company decided to reinvent itself and put safety at the top of its strategic agenda. While safety is a very good thing, the company brought in lots of very abrasive consultants from Price Waterhouse and other organizations and gave them practically free rein over many departments. Unfortunately, the Price Waterhouse people, aside from being abrasive, have proved to be poor communicators and very impatient. It's hard to turn around a destroyer overnight, but they are trying. And destroying the old, friendly PG&E culture along the way.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
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 Stock or equity options 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 Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
  • City
    San Ramon
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Freelance/self-employed
  • Department
    Marketing/product management
  • 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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Restructure the entire executive department. Operate with modern workplace practices. Focus less on appearing diverse, and more on actually being diverse.

What I like about the company

The company is giving us a pay bonus until they lay us all off in 7 years.

What I dislike about the company

Money first and top down management style.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance 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
  • Company
    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
  • City
    Avila Beach
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 31.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • On site cafeteria Better building

What I like about the company

Diverse
Equal Opportunity
Room for growth

What I dislike about the company

No longer gets every other Monday or Friday off.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 29.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Honestly

3.06
Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    APG&E
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales