Sempra Energy

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Updated Jul 29, 2014

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3.8 54 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

Sempra Energy CEO Debra Reed

Debra Reed

(20 ratings)

79% 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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    1 person found this helpful  

    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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    1 person found this helpful  

    Sempra/SDGE is ok

    Move Advisor (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood Company overall, good benefits for employees, not contractors

    ConsLarge corporation lets employees move around too much

    Advice to Senior Managementdont let employees move into jobs they know nothing about

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Good compensation comes at a price.

    Anonymous Worker Bee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    So far so good

    Principal Financial Analyst (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    ConsOnce in a while, bureaucracy rears its ugly head.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focus on core strength and don't get distracted by shining balls.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    Sempra (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsI have been here for over 5 years in the finance department. Good place to work and excellent salary, benefits and bonus plan,

    ConsManagement need to promote and provide more career opportuinies for younger employees that have desire to learn and do more.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work in San Diego

    Human Resources (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsSempra has great pay...not too much overtime and the people are motivating yet young and fun to hang out with.

    ConsTakes time to advance...promoting is definitely possible but it won't happen very fast so you have to put in time

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo complaints with management, very happy here and I know most of the employees would say the same

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company to work for

    IT Manager (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsSempra treats employee really well, and is willing to spend the resources to mentor and training employee to advance in their careers. There're plenty of interesting and challenging projects that can attract people like to work on cutting edge technology. There're also lots of opportunities to move within company.

    ConsOnce you reached senior level technical position, advancement opportunities is quite limited unless you move to management

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe well organized, self driven and persistent. The ability articulate your ideas well is definitely a plus

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company for the experience but not for the long run.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood solid experience. there is a lot of training.

    ConsNo work/life balance. They believe in "face time"

    Advice to Senior Managementno comment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsI work at the Parent Company in San Diego. Virtually everyone I work with is competent and professional. The compensation and benefits are good and my work is satisfying.

    ConsThe recent reorganization was tough on some people as some good people lost their jobs. The Company didn't award pay increases in 2010.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work

    Project Manager (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood balance between work and life; Open and friendly working environment;nice location at San Diego downtown; relatively stable company to work for.

    ConsSometimes it's a little bit slow and inefficient; Big company and lots of complexities and politics; relatively conservative company culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy only advice or feedback to the leadership at sempra energy is to shape a more clear long term strategy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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