Diesel Technician (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 10, 2015
I overhauled diesel engines. I learned different mechanical skills. Management was good. Co workers were great. Working in small,extremely hot conditions. Starting up the engine you just rebuild and know you did a good job.
Cost Analyst (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 3, 2015
I find most people will ultimately move on from PCE to a higher paying job or to a gov't job. A great place to learn a trade and after a number of years of perfecting your craft if the company does not plan to compensate or match a competitor then move on. There are plenty of occasions where people have left and come right back because PCE offers a good environment and a steady job. Monetarily always behind paying industry standards which is the biggest reason for losing good employees.
company parties, co-workers, offer plenty of ot/dt
Electrical Repair Technician (Former Employee) – San Diego Ca – December 4, 2014
The problem the company had was that there was not much upward mobility. The hourly wages were great for the work that was done and the management was great to work with. There was always a bit of a fear of loosing the job because it was all contractual work, so there was not much job security with the company.
temp employee (Current Employee) – san diego,ca. – May 9, 2014
As a temporary employee you are not recognized for any of your skills or importance within the mission of the company. You are an outcast sort of, however they work you just like their PCE employees'. You don't get any benefits but are expected to contribute to their mission, and work you as much as possible including overtime. Advancement and pay raises are a thing not discussed, because they don't give any except to a certain few. Some managers are good to their workers, they work you even if it is slow. The workers are great people to work with.
Diesel Mechanic (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 5, 2013
Start work at 0600 go to shipyard and work on diesel engines from assigned United States Navy ship. Learned many new skills with shipboard diesel systems. Management was prior Navy retired Master chief and ran a tight ship.I enjoyed all aspects of the job. Hardest part of the job was not having the tools or parts necessary to complete the job.