Sempra Energy Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good salary and benefits at a price

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

  2. Helpful (1)

    Sempra/SDGE is ok

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good Company overall, good benefits for employees, not contractors

    Cons

    Large corporation lets employees move around too much

    Advice to Management

    dont let employees move into jobs they know nothing about

  3. Helpful (1)

    So far so good

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

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Good compensation comes at a price.

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

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work in San Diego

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sempra Energy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    No complaints with management, very happy here and I know most of the employees would say the same

  8. Helpful (1)

    A good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sempra Energy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sempra 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Be well organized, self driven and persistent. The ability articulate your ideas well is definitely a plus

  9. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I worked at Sempra Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good solid experience. there is a lot of training.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. They believe in "face time"

    Advice to Management

    no comment.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    None

  11. Great company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sempra Energy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

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