Portland General Electric Employee Reviews

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Great pay; bad place
Compliance Consultant (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 9, 2017
The workplace is toxic and everyone is very overworked. Poor performers are often promoted and celebrated. No opportunities for advancement. The pay and benefits are wonderful which makes it hard for people (hard working and slackers) to move on.
Pros
Pay
Cons
You have no time outside of work.
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Good
QA Automation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 6, 2017
Good Place to work. It is highly professional place to engage and work with the people. Always leans to the latest technology and prefers for good work life balance.
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fixed bag
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMay 16, 2017
Worked with some really good people but some people wouldn't participate in projects and at times hindered progress and management didn't seem to want to correct the issues.
Pros
many good people
Cons
slow, some employees unwilling to do their job
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C-suite management is driven for both employees and customers
Employee (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 13, 2017
The company has a strong focus on customers and safety. They drive these concepts in every meeting. The company is often hampered when making decisions.
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Good place to work, good location, challenge jobs, and good team work.
Senior SE (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 5, 2017
I really liked working at the Trojan Nuclear Station because we had a good Plant Engineer Team, very beautiful plant location on the bank of the majestic Columbia River, clean air with access to the ocean. The plant was well operated and managed but it failed to a politic victim.
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Good place to work
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJanuary 19, 2017
Good learning opportunities and exposure to different technologies. People that I worked with were amazing and fun to work with
Very flexible with working conditions, ability to choose your hours and location.
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Fast paced job
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Tualatin, ORDecember 24, 2016
Assisting customers with their electric bills. Did not like the way you are constantly micro-managed. Hard to get assistance from management when escalated calls request a supervisor.
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Great Work/Life Balence, Slow Work
Engineering Project Management Intern (Electrical) (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORDecember 3, 2016
Portland General Electric is a great place to start a career. The company pushes a solid work/life balance for its employees and actively stressed job safety. Due to the nature of being a utility, work progresses slowly, and so does job advancement. Job security is high, but advancement is slower than comparable positions.
Pros
Great hours, rewarding work
Cons
Advancement is slow
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It's a great company
IT Release Manager (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORNovember 20, 2016
It's a fabulous company they really care about employees. They have pention plan after retirement. Employee benefits are really great. Completely free insurance. They allocate stocks to employees.
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great industry and environment
Warehouse Assistant (Former Employee) –  Clatskanie, ORSeptember 22, 2016
great environment, great pay, treats everyone like family, great industry that truly tries to make a difference. Management treats everyone with respect and promotions are available
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Your job is based on if they like you, not on your performance
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 26, 2016
I worked there in the call center in Tualatin. The pay and benefits from the company are really really good. Best i have ever seen at a company. However, the management team there is extremely crooked. You could have the best numbers on the floor, be extremely friendly but if your boss does not like you they will let you go. They provide no evidence as to the reason they let you go when you ask for it. I guess this is why they tell you they wont fight your unemployment claim "even though i never brought it up"haha.
Pros
Benefits are amazing
Cons
Management team
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Great company with great benefits
Chemistry Technician (Current Employee) –  Clatskanie, ORAugust 23, 2016
Lots of opportunities for hard working people. Average length of stay is 20+ years for most employees. 4, 10 hour work days. Power industry is very stable employment.
Pros
Lots of locations to choose from, lots of variety in positions, power industry is very stable
Cons
Not much overtime, hard to get out of union position and into management
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Great Place to Work
CUSTOMER SERVICE (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 22, 2016
I worked in customer service, and you should really have quite a bit of experience before you apply. Benefits are great and they treat employees well.
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Good place to work if you are from USA
SR. DEVELOPER (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 15, 2016
Typical Day at work. Mostly it is.
What you learned. A lot, especially how live your life.
Management. Manages people.
Co-workers? who are they LOL...! :) They are good.
Hardest part is always hard to explain ;)
Enjoyable Part: Hmm... Just be there to enjoy. If you are happy go person.
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great place
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 21, 2016
great place
good management
good work cultire
good team
equality
diversity
challenging work
friendly atmosphere
good benefits
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Good Company
Manager Administrative Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Portland, OR 97205April 30, 2016
Great Company. Lots of benefits and skills learned. Flexible hours with an amazing staff. Not really much else to say considering indeed wants me to write this article telling you what its like to work there.
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Good O'l-boy Network
Employee (Former Employee) –  Tualatin, ORMarch 9, 2016
This company is great at hiring really amazing people but doesn't know how to develop and retain them. They often hire under-qualified people they know (friends and family) for career-path positions when they have really qualified people in their call center taking calls. People with actual REAL industry experience and education get passed over for career positions because one for the managers has an unemployed family member. When they are not hiring their immediate family, then they are playing the "mean girls" games from high school and only allowing the popular kids to come and sit at the leadership table. Unfortunately, because leadership hires people just like them, then there is a lack of innovation due to the lack of diversity in thought and ideas. The CEO is not personable and cold. He is trying to be a "WORLD CLASS" utility, only problem is PGE is not a "World-Class" company.
Pros
Pay and Benefits
Cons
Nepotism and Favoritism is rampant.
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Lucky to work here
Sr. Web Sphere SOA Consultant (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 29, 2016
A very great company to work, good leadership and motivating people around in the company with high standards.

I real feel that I was lucky to work in the company for many years
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Fun times
Intern Utility Worker (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORNovember 11, 2015
This a great opportunity for students who are looking into the electrical trade. Working there as an intern introduces people to many different electrical job opportunities. The full time employees make working there very enjoyable and easy to catch on.
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No support for empoyees
Admin Office Assistant/Facilities coordinator (Former Employee) –  Salem, ORSeptember 9, 2015
I worked there for 5 years and the last 3 were not pleasant at all due to the management. they do not support their employees. They say they do but no they have all these useless programs and its just a tool to make an employee look bad.
Pros
nothing
Cons
management
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3.5
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