Sempra Energy
3.7 of 5 48 reviews
www.sempra.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 24, 2014

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94% Approve of the CEO

Sempra Energy CEO Debra Reed

Debra Reed

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Stable and secure. One of the best San Diego places to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSolid. Interesting work. Not the dull public utility type work you would expect but forefront, top thinking work. Compensation on par. 2-weeks off plus holidays. Depending on your particular manager, time can be flexible.

ConsGetting ahead depends on who you know and timing more than on performance. Variable pay portion tied to sometimes factors outside of your control which is frustrating.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it going. I feel Sr Mgmt does a great job here. Be more open to promoting from within the company but maybe other disciplines - don't just promote the next guy in line.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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IT Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at Sempra Energy as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery solid, established company going in many different directions means lots of diverse opportunities within one company; pays well

ConsThe Internship wasn't well planned out and there's somewhat of a bureaucracy to deal with

Advice to Senior Managementchallenge future IT interns, that's what we're there for!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Many challenges dealing with regulations and bureaucracy, but equally rewarding.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sempra Energy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPromotes diversity, very challenging work, stable, compensation

ConsBureaucracy, can be difficult to advance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Conservative and progressive all in one place.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time for more than a year

ProsDiverse workforce, multinational opportunities, high regard for accounting/finance/engineering backgrounds.

Cons"Traditional" 8-5 work culture, working remote not valued. Internal career movement highly political.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter define performance measures and promotion expectations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not your father's energy company

Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at Sempra Energy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat environment to work in. Has multiple business units with lots of ability to learn, grow and take on new challenges. Very philanthropic and environmentally friendly

ConsToo much movement some times can lead to instability.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to start your career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sempra Energy full-time

Pros- great benefits
- great people
- lots of advancement opportunities within one of Sempra's companies
- high salaries

Cons- have to pay for parking in downtown
- possible budget cuts related to utilities
- constant company restructuring

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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terrific company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at Sempra Energy full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood work life balance; top tier co-workers so working with smart people; excellent pay and benefits; promote from within; job security as long as you are at least a mediocre performer.

Conscan be difficult or take a long time to move to a different role; can be difficult get rid of low level performers on your team

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sempra/SDGE is ok

Move Advisor (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at Sempra Energy as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGood Company overall, good benefits for employees, not contractors

ConsLarge corporation lets employees move around too much

Advice to Senior Managementdont let employees move into jobs they know nothing about

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Sempra (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at Sempra Energy

ProsI have been here for over 5 years in the finance department. Good place to work and excellent salary, benefits and bonus plan,

ConsManagement need to promote and provide more career opportuinies for younger employees that have desire to learn and do more.

Advice to Senior ManagementGrow the company organically and provide more career growth through cross training and/or transfer within business units, departments and companies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work

Project Manager (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at Sempra Energy

ProsGood balance between work and life; Open and friendly working environment;nice location at San Diego downtown; relatively stable company to work for.

ConsSometimes it's a little bit slow and inefficient; Big company and lots of complexities and politics; relatively conservative company culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy only advice or feedback to the leadership at sempra energy is to shape a more clear long term strategy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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