Sempra Energy - I wish it would have been different | Glassdoor
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"I wish it would have been different"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Some departments were wonderful and people were loyal, dedicated and worked for several years until retirement. I think that's how it is for most of Sempra and I would love to work there again, just in another department

Cons

Internal department politics played into how I felt about my experience at Sempra.

Advice to Management

Ensure that hiring decisions are made in an environment that welcomes an outside candidate into a healthy department and into a healthy team. The new hire is empowered to use their experience and knowledge that made them qualified to work there in the first place.

Other Employee Reviews for Sempra Energy

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Slow, conservative, stable company"

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty much very very normal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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