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Good compensation comes at a price.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Worker Bee  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Worker Bee in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

-Great compensation and benefits, pension, unrivaled yearly incentive plan.
-Stable company.
-Great experience working for a large Fortune 500 company.
-Great exposure to the energy industry.
-Recommendation to a friend: take the job, put in a few solid years and then leave.

Cons

-Top-heavy corporate culture that values professional martyrdom; it's more important to be seen at work "putting in the long hours" than actually getting any work done. If you're someone who likes to do their job and go home, you won't be seen as a "team player"...regardless of the fact that there's no actual work to warrant keeping you in the office.
-Cold, sterile work environment at times.
-The company is rigidly stratified. The mailroom workers will always be mailroom workers. The analysts will always be analysts. There's no career progression here, unless you're a manager. It's great if you're manager though. That said...
-Company is way too top-heavy. A lot of 'managers' here are just engineers, accountants, etc. who have been with the company a long time. They're bosses, not leaders.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Train your managers to be effective, inspirational leaders. Recognize the accomplishments of non-managers and develop their careers.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sempra  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sempra in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sempra Energy

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work in San Diego

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sempra Energy

    Pros

    Sempra has great pay...not too much overtime and the people are motivating yet young and fun to hang out with.

    Cons

    Takes time to advance...promoting is definitely possible but it won't happen very fast so you have to put in time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints with management, very happy here and I know most of the employees would say the same

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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