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Helix Electric Overview

San Diego, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We are a team of innovators, builders and entrepreneurs who challenge the status quo by going after the largest and most complex projects, because….why not?

At Helix Electric, we build things. Whether it’s a high rise, solar field or ... Read more

Mission: At Helix Electric, our mission is to achieve extraordinary results for: OUR CLIENTS by providing services of exceptional value, OUR EMPLOYEES by presenting opportunities for growth, and OUR COMPANY by delivering profitable performance.

By adhering to our ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Helix Electric is at California State University, Long Beach today recruiting interns and co-ops to join our team! If you want to #sparkyourcareer with Helix Electric stop by our booth and learn more!

  • Our San Diego office kicked off the NFL season with a Chili Cook Off Competition and Jersey Day! The day was full of chili, tailgate-themed appetizers, and employees supporting their favorite sports teams. Thank you to everyone who participated in the event!

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Helix Electric – Why Work For Us?


Helix Electric was founded in 1985 based on the unique vision of creating a team-oriented and employee-empowered corporate culture. From the start, two words, “opportunities” and “challenges” have been staples in the company lexicon. They were embraced quite literally and when combined with consistent, competitive performance, helped fuel Helix’s power to perform.

Today, Helix is an established industry leader. Our company has expanded to multiple locations and through our remote capabilities, we are accessible to customers in the most important markets in the United States. We feature a comprehensive breadth of service offerings. Through methods of design-build, construction and engineering, we continually seek ways to improve productivity of installation and quality of electrical systems in diverse industries, including:

  • Commercial & Retail
  • Correctional
  • Design-Build
  • Education
  • Government & Military
  • Healthcare & Biotech
  • Hospitality & Entertainment
  • Industrial
  • Mission Critical
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation

By possessing the right management structure and by deploying the best manpower — all of whom commit to each job with confidence — Helix Electric satisfies traditional electrical construction needs and modern ones, like renewable energy.

At Helix Electric, our mission is to Achieve Extraordinary Results for:

  • OUR CLIENTS by providing services of exceptional value
  • OUR EMPLOYEES by presenting opportunities for growth
  • OUR COMPANY by delivering profitable performance

By adhering to our core values — hard work, teamwork, safety, integrity, innovation and community — we can achieve such goals.

Helix Core Values

  • We will not compromise on quality and safety.
  • Each individual accepts responsibility and will be accountable for achieving extraordinary results.
  • Advancement will be based solely on performance.
  • We will recognize, reward, and provide opportunities for those who excel.
  • Every person in the company is an important member of the team.
  • We will maintain a culture of mutual respect, trust, openness and candor.
  • New ideas are encouraged, considered and responded to in a timely manner.
  • Valued relationships with our customers and vendors are critical to our long-term success.
  • We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.


Helix Electric’s success reflects the strength of our talented and dedicated workforce. We strive to achieve excellence in all areas of construction, beginning with our commitment to building an exceptional team of employees. We seek bright, intelligent, goal-oriented, and energetic individuals who can match the enthusiasm, commitment and passion that define our workplace culture — a workplace nominated as one of the “Best Places to Work” by the San Diego Business Journal.

Life at Helix

As one of the most successful electrical contractors in the United States, Helix Electric has established itself as a leader in the industry. Helix consistently attracts and retains the industry’s top performers. This is attributable to how we support and engage our employees investing in every level of their careers. We believe that the most driven and successful professionals desire to work on diverse, exciting projects where they will be challenged and have the opportunity achieve their career goals. With numerous locations across the country, Helix supports high-profile projects allowing our employees to:

  • Apply their skills at the highest levels
  • Assume greater project responsibility and control
  • Challenge themselves and their co-workers to achieve extraordinary results
Compensation and Benefits

Helix is pleased to reward our hardworking, motivated employees with competitive salary and benefits which include:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Pharmacy, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Employer Paid Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Gym Corporate Discounts
  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal Leave
  • Wellness Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Scholarships
  • Personalized Career Paths
  • FUN
Helix University

Helix employees interested in advanced learning while working in a challenging environment have an excellent resource in Helix University. Our instructors continuously develop curriculums and training materials designed to cultivate the skills and knowledge of Helix employees, enabling them to grow both personally and professionally. This emphasis on the talent development of our employees enables Helix to maintain its status among the top electrical contractors in the United States.


Helix Electric Reviews

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    Good people in lower positions and lower management, make you feel like you're wanted


    Upper management only seems concerned with getting it done, don't put a lot of emphasis on quality training

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with new employees

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Helix Electric Photos

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Helix Electric Interviews



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    Project Engineer Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Helix Electric (San Diego, CA).


    Short phone interview, in-person review with HR representative, second interview with project manager.

    Nothing difficult about the interview. Questions asked were based on your experience listed on your resume, what you know about the company, why you're pursuing the specific position, various other behavioral questions.

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Helix Electric Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work(Medium companies), The Southern Nevada Human Resource Association, 2015

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