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Sempra Renewables Overview

San Diego, CA
201 to 500 employees
2012
Company - Public
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
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Sempra Renewables is a leading developer of clean energy solutions in markets throughout the U.S. Together with our affiliates and joint-venture partners, we own and operate nearly 2,400 megawatts (MW) of renewable generating capacity* fueled by the sun and wind, that generate ... Read more

Mission: At Sempra Renewables, we help accelerate the transition to a cleaner energy future by focusing on renewable energy.

Sempra Renewables is not the same company as the California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric Company ... Read more

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    I have been working at Sempra Renewables full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sempra Renewables is a great place to work, here's why...First and foremost, everyone here truly believes in what we do - harnessing the power of natural elements (wind and solar) is an earth friendly approach to power generation. The company holds true to their corporate values and this is visible on a daily basis. Sempra does a lot of work in the community, you can regularly find initiatives to either donate time or fundraise for a worthy cause. We participated in the Padre's Pedal the Cause last year which was a fantastic opportunity to raise donations for cancer research and enjoy a weekend networking with co-workers. The company provides a competitive base salary along with excellent benefits. With the size of the company (16k + employees), employees can have many careers in different areas throughout their tenure. I can go on and on, but in my opinion, Sempra Energy / Sempra Renewables is absolutely THE employer of choice in San Diego.

    Cons

    The company in general has a more conservative culture (no "casual Fridays" for example). If you're looking to bring your dog to work and play ping pong on your breaks - this isn't it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, no feedback to provide.

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Sempra Renewables Photos

Sempra Renewables photo of: Copper Mountain Solar 1
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Sempra Renewables Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Sempra Renewables (San Diego, TX) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Three weeks after I applied for the job, I was contacted by HR via email to setup a phone interview with her. We set a day and time and had 20 minute discussion. It was about employment history, salary expectations and skills in specific business tools.

    A day later, I received email from the HR person that interviewed me asking for my availability to speak with the hiring manager. We set that date for a couple of days later. The manager called me on schedule. We chatted for about an hour. We delved into more details of my work experience. He was very complimentary every time I outlined my accomplishments or answered his questions without any fluff.

    A week later, via email, I was invited to their offices for in-person interview. It lasted about 2+ hours. It started with the manager of the hiring manager. He too was pleasant and friendly and lasted about 45 minutes. The discussion centered around their current needs and future needs and high level questions about my skill sets and experience. Then I spoke with the hiring manager again for 45 minutes. We discussed some items not discussed in the phone interview. It was mostly about soft skills. Then spent 30 minutes with two 'future' peers. They mostly let me go over my background and answered my questions about their jobs. They asked good questions about what I like about the job I am interviewing for.

    Then I met with HR person for a few minutes. She wanted to know if I had any questions about the company. That concluded the interview on that day.

    Interview Questions

    • One thing that stood out how none of the questions were gimmicky, intrusive or confrontational. The stale 'tell me about yourself' question never came up. Most of the questions were like "gave an example of innovative solution you came up with to solve an issue". Other topics have to do with specific work experience I had in the areas of their interest.   Answer Question
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Sempra Renewables Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2015
  • Voluntary Protection Programs Star, Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 2015
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