Working at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E): Company Overview and Reviews

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
858 reviews
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Ratings
Average rating of 858 reviews on Indeed
3.7Work-Life Balance
4.1Pay & Benefits
3.5Job Security & Advancement
San Francisco, CA
More than $10B (USD)
Energy and Utilities

Popular jobs at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

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Construction Worker
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per hour
Financial Analyst
29 Salaries reported
per year
Senior Analyst
29 Salaries reported
per year
25 Salaries reported
per year
Maintenance Person
18 Salaries reported
per hour
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 637 reviews
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Stock Options

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Plan Manager | Sacramento, CA | Apr 27, 2020
Poor management. Do not value staff's efforts.
I found management very micromanaging, but no inherent interest in employees success. Their appraisal program is from the 1960s. They have little interest in employees contributions either.
Senior Learning and Development Manager | San Ramon, CA | Nov 12, 2019
Depending on your boss, good place to work. One boss was immature and valued here say more than direct and open discussion.
Good place to work if the boss is fare and open to discussion. Hard to become full-time if you are a contractor. You have a better chance of success if you work directly with the hiring manager and keep third party vendors away from your work. The SMEs were great.
IT Technician | Rocklin, CA | Mar 13, 2020
Used to be a great company to work for, not so much anymore
If you like to be constantly behind the pay band, overworked, and underappreciated then please work here. This used to be a great place to work but all levels of management have been corrupted. Maybe the new CEO can change things, but it's not looking great.
Project Designer | Fresno, CA | Mar 20, 2020
Great place to work
Great place to work. Good management. Great engineering tools. Great planning. Treats employees with respect and cares about their well being and development.
Change Manager | San Francisco Bay Area, CA | Nov 11, 2019
Initially very good
Until a reorganization occurred I was very pleased and positive about my role. After a new Senior Director, who was subsequently removed, led our operation and displaced most of the existing professional staff with non professionals who were promoted over the incumbents I soon returned to contacting.
Construction Supervisor | San Ramon, CA | Aug 11, 2019
Great place to work.
Great place to work. Tremendous investments in their employee development. Afford a lot of movement including job rotations. Masters degrees preferred, preferably from a top college required for advancement.
Content Producer | San Ramon, CA | Aug 28, 2018
Avoid this place
Avoid working here as a contractor - Managers are incompetent people managers and support cutthroat tactics used by contractors to get ahead. This is a toxic workplace.
Conssee above
Marketing Communications Coordinator | San Francisco, CA | Aug 17, 2018
Not for everyone
PG&E can provide you with many opportunities to learn within the organization, and if you are partial to very large, corporate companies, the red tape, and bureaucracy might not bother you, but it is not for everyone.
Senior Application Analyst | San Francisco, CA | Nov 3, 2019
Used to be a family oriented and had work-life balance and not anymore. Outsourcing strategy changed the culture heading south. Very reasonable compensation and benefits. Will give 7 out of 10.
Senior Marketing Representative | San Francisco, CA | Apr 21, 2019
Mentorship was above and beyond
I was lucky enough to have a mentor who really took the time to understand my career goals when I first began working at PG&E. He was also my boss and the person who hired me so it meant even more to me that he wanted to help push me into the next role i was seeking.
ProsCharitable donation matching, great benefits
ConsAt times there was uncertainty about work, budget etc

Questions And Answers about Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

How would you describe the pace of work at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)?
Asked Sep 29, 2016
Very fast paced. Little time for a work/life balance. Depending on position. Managers or Team leads are under a lot of pressure as are customer service reps. No time to know your co-workers.
Answered Nov 29, 2018
It's a very organized company
Answered Apr 1, 2018
If you were to leave Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), what would be the reason?
Asked Mar 28, 2017
Stigmatization runs deep in one particular bay area yard. An employee who follows the rules, refuses to take shortcuts, and disagrees with what others believe is owed to them can become an outsider within days. By using the term "clicky" I am expressing the attitude of employees involved in a misconduct racket who will mischaracterize others to a front line supervisor. At the supervisor level their are common "vegas room only" meetings held to discuss how to drive out those that aren't popular without ever considering the safety record or screwing off by the accusers. This kind of subjective management makes those who actually believe in core values as a foundation for their work environment feel very lonely. Once one of the good ol boys is promoted to a supervisor all bets are off. A foreman who doesn't fit in will get 1 less guy then other foreman. Keys to trucks needed while a truck is down will not be made available to you. I've been told by a supervisor he can live with being spineless and keeping his job rather than standing up for what's right and changing the dishonest culture. soon all bargaining unit employees will fall in step untill you realize it's time for a new yard. If your an employee who is ok with the boss's favorites coming in late with shoe laces untied, shirt unbuttoned and a starbucks in their hand while the same supervisor expects apprentices to be on time or early then this is the right place for you. If your a former marine it will be the exact inverse of an honorable career.
Answered Mar 29, 2020
Licensed engineers with no practical experience or supervision cause grave danger to employees, project managers are then liable via civil court.
Answered Jan 27, 2019
What is the interview process like at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)?
Asked Aug 12, 2016
PG&E follow the STAR behavioral model in asking the interviewer to follow. A question you will get is around safely. Have an example ready to answer using the star model. The same questions are asked my every candidate and they are all scored based on the answers given. It is a very fair model they use.
Answered Jan 17, 2020
Several steps with various stakeholders
Answered Jul 22, 2018
What questions did they ask during your interview at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)?
Asked Jul 9, 2016
What is your greatest strength? What is your greatest weakness? Why do you want to join our team?
Answered Jan 31, 2020
General questions about project management and how I would handle certain situations
Answered Aug 21, 2018
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) a better place to work?
Asked Feb 6, 2018
PG&E is a century-old regulated monopoly. Its best interests do not lie necessarily in innovation or new ways of doing things. Even when there is a strong public need for change, it is a large organization with tremendous organizational inertia and change agents are rarely rewarded for their effort without applying considerable political savvy. Don't make waves if you plan on sticking around.
Answered Nov 18, 2019
Streamline process systems
Answered Nov 12, 2019