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"Slow, conservative, stable company"

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Current Employee - Staff Accountant II in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Staff Accountant II in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

This company is great in that it is very stable. During the economic downturn there were no lay-offs and some employees actually received raises. The benefits package is also great having medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K, and a defined contribution pension. There is also a yearly bonus which ranges between 10 and 23 percent based on personal performance and company performance.

Cons

This company is slow to promote employees. This is compounded by the fact that most employees never leave. Many employees have been with the company for over 20 years. There are also some poor managers within the company. The culture of the company seems to assume that if a person masters an area of expertise they will make a great manager and that is often not the case.

Advice to Management

Managers should be scroutinized more closely. If there seems to be a high turn-over rate within a department/organization there is probably a leadership problem within that organization. Also, consider soliciting ideas from younger employees in ways to improve the technology utilized by overhead personnel. Many things are done in highly inefficient ways because more senior employees are unwilling to change or are not willing to utilize newer, more productive and efficient technologies.

Other Employee Reviews for Sempra Energy

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty much very very normal"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Corona de Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Corona de Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a cool environment, you don't work too hard and the salary is OK. Overall a good job. And the girls are hot.

    Cons

    The colleagues sometimes are rather mean and the environment is too conservative, therefore I don't really feel good sometimes but it's OK

    Advice to Management

    They should just try to be more liberal and be less Republican and understand that some employees are Democrats and proud


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetence abound!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are into "slumming it" and wasting your day, this is the place for you. The pay is good, expectations are extremely low and management is clueless. A perfect place to strive for mediocrity!

    Cons

    Management too focused on "perception" rather than getting the job done. Innovation is strongly discouraged. Status quo is the norm. The hierarchy of Senior management doesn't allow for Peons to be in the same elevator as them. Senior management are glorified like deities. Have to get on your knees and swallow your pride among other things to get ahead. Tends to promote incompetent people rather than firing them - similar to our public school system

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - they know more than you and have had real jobs and bring real-world expertise to an aging dinosour that claims to have integrity and embrace innovation.

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