Sempra Energy

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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3.7 53 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

Sempra Energy CEO Debra Reed

Debra Reed

(19 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, great benefits, good work/life balance(in 4 reviews)

  • You can't beat working at the headquarters in downtown San Diego(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Sempra is a big company so it is easy to get lost in the shuffle(in 3 reviews)

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    Journeyman Lineman (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood steady job 7:00-3:30. Women are making a dent in the "Good old boy's club". The gas entity of Sempra shuold continue to do well.

    ConsA long history of racism against African American employee's. HR policies haven't been revised since the early 90's. Very top heavy in District Management. Not a bright future on the electric side of the company. The Electric side (SDG&E) could be sold or contracted out and the company will still do fine, because Natural Gas is about to take off nation wide.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should enforce what few antiquated HR policies that they have. Communication between the 9 plus districts nonexistent. Their ran like their all different companies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Conservative and progressive all in one place.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    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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    Great place to work/retire

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA lot of experience and opportunities within

    ConsMy particular line of work was outsourced and little help for lateral move

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training for Managers in people skills

    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

    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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    Good people, but takes a long time to get anything done

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood people who want to do the right thing, except for the senior managers

    Constakes a long time to get anything done. If you thrive on results, think twice before accepting a HQ job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop punishing people for mistakes where no malice was involved. You have killed creativity and innovation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people I work with on day to day basis are great.

    ConsUpper management doesn't seem to concerned with the welfare of it's employees, communication from the top down is non existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some time to interact with your employees and learn what we do from day to day since what we do is valuable. Communicate the direction of our group so we aren't left in the dark.

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    Beware of the employee contract...

    Legal Research Attorney (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsJob security. No formal annual assessment process.

    ConsOrganization is dispersed and often have conflicting priorities. Business units are siloed.

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    Great place to start your career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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

    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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    Good salary and benefits at a price

    Information Technology (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsSalary is competitive.
    Benefits are excellent
    Stable
    Corporate learning experience (if that is what you need)

    ConsLife/work balance does not exist.
    A lot of travel.
    Few opportunities for advancement and training.
    Frequent reminders that you "have to pay your dues" and favoritism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your managers to be effective leaders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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