Good place to work- especially if you are an engineer
Senior GIS Consultant (Former Employee) – San Ramon, CA – July 17, 2018
Most of the culture at PG&E- Gas, that is - revolves around engineering. As a result, there is not as much emphasis on innovation. Rather, the culture is quasi-governmental. Probably as a result of the fact that there is a big focus on regulatory compliance. Despite all of this, there are
Project Manager/Marketing Strategist (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – July 11, 2018
From a contract position point of view, I learned a lot working at PG&E. It was fast paced, but was afforded the luxury to work autonomously. At times it was difficult to find the appropriate support and/or how best to escalate issues or concerns. As a contractor, it was a challenge of being accepted by actual PG&E employees, even if I worked as hard as them.
Mailroom Clerk/Compliance Dept Assistant (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 10, 2018
The culture there was inviting and friendly. I would go back there again if they hire me again. My manager was the sweetest. I was in charged of the mailroom and made sure all packages were signed, stamped and ready to go out for other locations by 7am.
Discount on electricity
It was a lonely job. no other worker in the office.
Telecom installer Utility Worker Experienced (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – June 26, 2018
As a hiring hall employee you will answer a job listing and it can be listed for a few weeks or a year this is not a Guarantee that is one of the things I dislike about the Co. I have several years as a hiring hall employee and I have been trying to get a full time permanent position with PG&E for years. I am number one in the books at the hall and you would think they would want somebody with that much experienced.
PGE talks a lot about supporting veterans but they treat them terrible.
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) – San Ramon, CA – June 21, 2018
Ask a former vet, they fire them like crazy and don't accommodate for disabilities. They treat contractors as the enemy, not a team member. The driving factor for employees is to make money and do nothing,
System Operator (Former Employee) – Concord, CA – June 20, 2018
PG&E deals in Gas & Electricity. With both being volatile, employees are usually serious about what they do. Rather they take their job seriously, and they should. The field workers (linemen) are well trained and do their job safely and proficiently. There is a pride that every PG&E employee has, be it in an office or in the field. It comes from the days when the company was looked at with softer eyes. A tmen or crew were heros when they'd re-energize an outage particularly following or in the middle of a big storm. It's less so now days, but still true to some degree. On a typical day our (work) group of as many as 10 (usually less) total had 3 daily "A" desks or hot seats as they are sometimes called, Others worked a swingshift and a graveyard shift. The job requires 24 hour coverage. The three (at times with supplemental help) would divide the work somewhat equally while preparing to get barraged with field personnel wanting to know and get direction about their planned or emergent work. All of us tried to do our best to keep planned work on track while dealing with outages and other work emergencies. All the while balancing digital maps, reporting, dealing with field employees, rules, computer equipment (SCADA), unforeseen issues and requests from supervisors. The hardest part of the job is juggling and prioritizing the work while maintaining alertness and staying cut in so that everyone goes home safely. The most enjoyable part of the job is definitely the people I work with (field) and beside.
Change Lead, Expert (Former Employee) – San Ramon, CA – June 8, 2018
A typical day would be either in the office in San Ramon or in the car going all over Northern California to different offices. I did a lot of web page building for different IT projects. The car travel was the hardest part while the most enjoyable was my co-workers.
Armed Nuclear Security Officer (Former Employee) – Eureka, CA – May 21, 2018
Excellent company to work for. Treated all employee's fair. Extremely professional group of people that work together for the common goal. Management gives the employee's direction but, allows them enough space to do their job.