Sempra Energy Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Not your father's energy company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Beware of the employee contract...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security. No formal annual assessment process.

    Cons

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


  6. Great place to start your career

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

    I worked at Sempra Energy full-time

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

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Helpful (1)

    terrific company to work for

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

    I worked at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good salary and benefits at a price

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

    I worked at Sempra Energy full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Life/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 Management

    Train your managers to be effective leaders.


  9. Helpful (1)

    So far so good

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

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging projects. Good exposure to senior management. Treats people fairly and with respect.

    Cons

    Once in a while, bureaucracy rears its ugly head.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on core strength and don't get distracted by shining balls.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Good compensation comes at a price.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work

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

    I worked at Sempra Energy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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