San Diego Gas & Electric Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Compliance Operations

    Former Employee - Compliance Operations Assistant in Santee, CA
    Former Employee - Compliance Operations Assistant in Santee, CA

    I worked at San Diego Gas & Electric (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for!

    Cons

    There are no negatives about this organization.


  2. Great company with great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Technologist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Technologist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent and innovative staff, above average salaries, great work environment, rated top places to work, stable company (historically speaking)

    Cons

    Upper management extremely risk adverse, utility business model is changing in California while regulatory process is slow thus potential for negative impacts, lack of opportunities in Director or above roles, very political in upper management

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about the bottom line every year and start looking at the big picture. Without embracing innovation and taking some calculated risk the utility of the old will never survive in this new era of distributed energy resources . The utility business model is changing and without a change in culture and business operations there could be some significant negative impacts in the next decade.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Odd hiring practices.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Services Assistant in Lakeside, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Services Assistant in Lakeside, CA

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team Work, Good people.

    Cons

    Apparently, if you are an agile 1 employee, they will never hire you again for SDG&E work! this, INHO is a bad hiring practice.

    Advice to Management

    Make your tempos permanent or eligible for permanent hiring status! I will never recommend someone go through Agile 1 as a way to get hired permanently, or have a


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  5. Software Dev

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

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance and low stress is by far the biggest pros to this company. Stability is another plus if you value that (although its not a stable/secure as in past years). The pay is fair when factoring in the amount of effort needed.

    Cons

    slow to adopt technologies, non-technical environment, non challenging/interesting projects, very little skills acquired on projects, lack strong technical leadership, average is acceptable.

    Advice to Management

    This company is in need of new blood, new idea, and a culture change. Promotions and pay should focus more on merit vs seniority.


  6. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work/life balance, benefits, ability to move throughout the company

    Cons

    It is a regulated company which can slow things down.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on growth


  7. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Services Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Energy Services Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at San Diego Gas & Electric part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A company to be proud to work for. Consistent. Great staff and fellow employees. Fair wages. Value their employees and what they have to bring to the table.

    Cons

    Hours are not great, which makes childcare very difficult to find. Unable to build bond with customer, but that is the nature of a call center.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees other opportunities to show variety of skills.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business
    Current Employee - Business

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation package. Great mentoring programs.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for those in mid to late career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep expanding the business


  9. Helpful (4)

    Politics Rule

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fair pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Ruled by cliques - you're in or you're out. Actual talent and effort matter less than who you know and, more importantly, who likes you

    Advice to Management

    Stop showing favoritism. Value employees based on their skills and contributions.


  10. Great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager II
    Current Employee - Project Manager II

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, work life balance and company is very diverse. Many in house training opportunities and people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Since it is a regulated company, projects often take longer to accomplish than expected due to delayed Commission approval. Experience restructuring of departments and shifting of employees more often than expected.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic Company with Good People and Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule depending upon project demands, great people that have more experience that I've found anywhere else. The pay is a bit on the low side not counting the annual bonus but with the bonus it is on par with other industries for the same experience level. If the bonus was ever to go away I think they would have a tough time keeping their most skilled employees.

    Cons

    Work is interesting but is totally bogged down in compliance, processes, old ways of thinking, and operating in fear of large fines from overly powerful government regulators. Pay increases are small, so get used to living on what you initially hire in at or plan to leave after a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, recognize your key talent and promote them. Do not solely depend upon rotational programs and leadership development programs to recognize leaders in the company. Annual salary increases should



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