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Updated March 14, 2017
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Jessie J. Knight Jr.
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Pros
  • Work/life balance, benefits, ability to move throughout the company (in 8 reviews)

  • Great company to work for, good benefits, management is active with employees (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • A job at SDG&E will provide you a good salary and benefits but you will hate going there every day (in 8 reviews)

  • Most contract employees are let go after their contract expires; rarely they are hired on or extended because upper management is trying to cut costs (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Compliance Technical Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and solid company to work for.

    Cons

    Some bottlenecks and old school thinking in certain business units.


  2. "senior business systems analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay / benefits, nice working enviroment and good people to work with, training provided as needed

    Cons

    changes to electric industry & california government caused by green eco freaks will cause contractions in business in the future


  3. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, competitive pay, nice people

    Cons

    Career advancement can take a long time


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  5. "It is changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is okay, but the annual incentive compensation package really helps! Benefits including a pension. There are a lot of departments, so there is opportunity for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    The industry is changing. As mentioned, there are a lot of departments and some are ran HORRIBLY. I have witnessed some of the most unethical behavior from management, and when it gets reported HR does nothing. All they do is move people around. Benefits are being taken away little by little. Low raises (0-5% each year, if you're lucky). Applying and landing another position might be difficult, it's not what you know but WHO you know. Many times management already knows who they want to hire. It can be discouraging. As mentioned, the industry is changing and so is our confidence as employees. I have been here for 14 years, but I am starting my exit plan as we speak.

    Advice to Management

    Debbie Reed, stop paying yourself high bonuses and salary while WE make the company successful and are losing benefits and have stagnant wages. Organizational Development can do a better job of creating higher morale and offering specialized training to people who lead groups. Please develop and adopt a TRUE mentoring program.


  6. "Legalized Monopoly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SDG&E is a stable company where you can work in a low stress environment. There is an aging work force which should prove interesting over the next few years as they head into the golden retirement season of life.

    Cons

    Highly unionized environment. Many many entry and mid-level managers have been promoted because they were good technically and haven't the slightest clue how to lead, run, or manage a business unit. If you are an above average employee don't expect to be compensated appropriately or promoted quicker than someone who has been with the company longer.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to solve the inefficiency problems you need to identify employees who are superstars and who have business management skills using metrics rather than face time and seniority. Promote them and cull lower performing employees rather than let them hide in the corner for the next decade; there is absolutely no incentive to perform.


  7. "If you are an IT pro - stay away and move on"

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Technologist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Technologist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learning some things on the job.

    Cons

    IT upper management began to change in 2008 and since then there has been a mass exodus or outsource of good managers, security personnel, storage, network and systems admin personnel. This has left a management chain of lackeys who have no management skills and are happy with high turnover or the continual shifting of people in order to move them out the door.

    Advice to Management

    None. You have changed the management structure as part of your overall plan.


  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time

    Pros

    Good prospects to move up or around in the company. Very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    A little bit too laid back work environment.


  9. "Just a short review."

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    Former Employee - Meter Reader in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Meter Reader in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at San Diego Gas & Electric part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overtime was available on Saturdays.

    Cons

    You could not apply for other Jobs until they were filled by senior employees.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great Place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encourage cross training, expanded learning opportunities

    Cons

    Slow to promote, top heavy, many people content to live out careers there.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and promote high performing talent.


  11. "Sr. Project Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Versatility, solid company. Great people. Important work.

    Cons

    Management doesn't send clear communication about the strategies of the company and how we get there. Too reactive instead of being strategic. No room for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in the right jobs, mentor, training and promote your workforce. Cutting way too many important resources to do the jobs. Clear and concise communication is needed. Bring back the "family" feeling and people and business will thrive.



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