Some very good jobs, some not so good ... many changes since I left.
PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – June 7, 2017
I was proud and pleased to work at PSE and remain so. Workplace culture was generally pleasant and relaxed. Productivity and delivery were also quite good; we were providing a high quality service (power and natural gas utility) at a good price, very neatly fulfilling the ethical and business obligations of a utility. I was given a lot of freedom to find ways to make my projects succeed and was able to do so. Management was occasionally stressed by the need to balance demands of safety, state and federal oversight, and investor funding; this stress routinely rolled downhill to my level, whereupon I worked 60+ hour weeks until resolved (no OT, natch). Do I sound whiny? Well, that stress was usually offset by the freedom to set my own schedule and choose how to make it all work. There have been many fundamental changes at PSE since I left. I was exposed to many new learning opportunities at PSE and learned much which I applied to subsequent work. I would be willing to go back and apply lessons learned since then, so it must be a good place to work.