Sempra Energy Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
54 Reviews

3.8
54 Reviews
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Sempra Energy CEO Debra Reed
Debra Reed
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Promotes diversity, very challenging work, stable, compensation

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, can be difficult to advance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Current employee

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    Current Employee - Journeyman Lineman  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Journeyman Lineman in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Conservative and progressive all in one place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Diverse 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 ManagementAdvice

    Better define performance measures and promotion expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work/retire

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sempra Energy

    Pros

    A lot of experience and opportunities within

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for Managers in people skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not your father's energy company

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    Too much movement some times can lead to instability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop punishing people for mistakes where no malice was involved. You have killed creativity and innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sempra Energy

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

  9.  

    Beware of the employee contract...

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    Current Employee - Legal Research Attorney  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Research Attorney in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Job security. No formal annual assessment process.

    Cons

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    terrific company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    good 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.

    Cons

    can 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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