Sempra Energy Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Good place to work, hard to move up.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, good work/life balance. Well resourced

    Cons

    Hard to move up. Management needs to be more communicative regarding career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Not What i thought would be like working Here!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Developer Contract in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Developer Contract in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sempra Energy as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I can't say much about reasons to work here unless the team and team members and manager you are assigned to are interacting with you about work and also how you are doing?

    Cons

    The team i was assigned had very poor project management, they just take their resources for granted. Even after letting them know of your concerns they are still at their own things not even bothering about your issue. And i thought managers were supposed to be good with their team or at least formally introduce themselves. Which in my case was not so. And Wanted to share a particular thing about this team member i was working with, who by the way is one of the most rude and unprofessional people i have come across. All they wanted is just to work according to their norms and not even bothered about our inputs. I would warn people about this person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please interact with each and everyone of your employee, be it your own or a contractor. If not you are going to get a lot of negative remarks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great company to work for in San Diego.

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

    I have been working at Sempra Energy

    Pros

    Voted best most ethical company.

    Cons

    Excellent opportunities to develop your skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great internship.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Accounting/Finance Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Accounting/Finance Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Internship program is very organized. Team building activities and rotational program allows you to meet and see various people/job functions throughout the company.

    Cons

    Slow career progress - raises and promotions mostly given based on time at the company. Given the size of the company politics and luck of timing will likely play a large role in career success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Stable and secure. One of the best San Diego places to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid. 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.

    Cons

    Getting 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Paying long...not high

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Software Developer (Contract) in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Developer (Contract) in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sempra Energy as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Retirement plan, stability, work flexibility

    Cons

    Low pay, a lot of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start innovating!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Great company to work for

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sempra Energy

    Pros

    Awesome engineering internship program full of exposure to the company.
    Hands on experience working on real projects.
    Provided many opportunities to network with various executives and departments.

    Cons

    Make sure not to get to caught up in your own work, and learn about the other aspects of the company.

    Approves of CEO
  9. IT Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - IT Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - IT Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    challenge future IT interns, that's what we're there for!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Current employee

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  11. Many challenges dealing with regulations and bureaucracy, but equally rewarding.

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

    I worked at Sempra Energy full-time (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

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