Sempra Energy - Good company, hard to move up | Glassdoor
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"Good company, hard to move up"

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people who are very friendly and more than willing to help you learn.
Interesting work in a dynamic industry.
Great work/life balance.
San Diego.

Cons

Very bureaucratic culture, the company is very risk averse so they do not act on many opportunities.
Very hard to move up, HR has very strict guidelines for promotions which are based more on tenure than ability (at least at the lower levels).

Advice to Management

Be much more clear in the strategic direction of the company. Being open to anything makes it much harder for employees to know which types of opportunities to be looking for.

Other Employee Reviews for Sempra Energy

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Location, Too Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can't beat working at the headquarters in downtown San Diego. The pay is competitive and bonuses are supposedley among the best in the industry (for unregulated/Global Enterprises entities).

    Cons

    This is a huge corporation... very beurocratic and departmentalized. If you do not enjoy the position you are in you may be in trouble. This is the kind of place where you can end up feeling pigeonholed.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage cross-departmental training. Inspire employees to care about and to learn more about the business. Provide more opportunity for employees to grow and progress.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I wish it would have been different"

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    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.

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