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San Diego Gas & Electric Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Jessie J. Knight Jr.
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Pros
  • Work life balance or overall culture is amazing (in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits, above average salary, and great co-workers (in 10 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)

  • There really was no room for advancement in the company as temp/ contractor (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits, above average salary, and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Extremely micromanaged and "political" environment.


  2. "Traditional company ruled by hierarchy"

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    Current Employee - Occupancy Planner in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Occupancy Planner in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once you learn the political climate, it is easy to navigate the company. They invest heavily in training employees and providing opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    A lot of hurdles when trying to be autonomous in work. They pay you just enough not to leave. Need to be able to deal with a traditional old fashioned company

  3. "Not the right industry for a Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Decent Salary
    - Great Benefits
    - Great Work life Balance

    Cons

    - Slow to adopt to new technology
    - Change is not embraced
    - Extremely Political
    - Older work force (this is pointed out as an issue because there are many individuals approaching retirement in several departments in the company with few replacements lined up)
    - I believe since the company is in a monopoly like situation innovation isn't at the top of the companies priority list (although the word is used by management quite often). The company doesn't make money innovating so it doesn't make sense in their business model.


  4. "Great Benefits Package"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, medical benefits, retirement plans (Company actually has a pension plan in addition to 401k plan).

    Cons

    Employees are expected to do the work of two people.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to forecast workload better. Employees need to be given reasonable workload.


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    "Good pay, clique culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Generally the company provides: some autonomy in most jobs, decent pay, and San Diego is a great location. The company has a strong executive team. They will negotiate vacation time when hiring.

    Cons

    Can be high stress. The company attorneys are the culture drivers in this organization. The culture tends to rely on cliques and it is difficult to get anywhere without belonging to one.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. "Lies & BS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, good future retirement

    Cons

    HR Sucks, Management only cares about themselves


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