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San Diego Gas & Electric Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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Jessie J. Knight Jr.
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Pros
  • Stability, good work/life balance, good benefits (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits, above average salary, and great co-workers (in 11 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)

  • middle management to upper management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Decent Salary"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, extremely big on safety and ergonomics

    Cons

    Career advancement and ICP are minimal

    Advice to Management

    Please give resources to your departments if you want to create a sustainable culture!


  2. "Service Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Type of work is challenging. Always learning

    Cons

    Management plays favorites based on who they like.

    Advice to Management

    Need fresh new management.

  3. "Terrible work environment, would not recommend"

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

    Pros

    Hours are great and the fact that you are able to work independently.

    Cons

    Supervisors that will micromanage and yet are incapable of doing their own jobs. terrible training.


  4. "Program 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

    Stability, good work/life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    heavily regulated, slow moving, consensus driven


  5. "Use to be a good Company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at the worker bee level are great people to work with. They still give an annual bonus for now.

    Cons

    Removed all benefits that made them stand out. The culture is now that you owe the company because they pay you. People are not valued. Salary employees are treated like hourly. No real leadership just workers who got promoted and then they micromanage.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being hypocrites. Don't push a progressive work environment, people oriented company when that no longer exists at this company.


  6. "Work here if you just want to clock in 9-5 and retire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Gas & Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and easy pay.

    Cons

    Incompetent, lazy middle management.
    Not sure why they still have jobs when they don't know how to manage, lead, or motivate people.
    Lots of finger pointing and unnecessary drama within the IT department.
    Low pay.
    No innovation.
    Old technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Some people really need to go. They are diluting your talented pool of professionals that want to do a good job and creating a toxic work environment for everyone else.


  7. "A good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constant organization change to match business requirement.

    Cons

    Some technologies are out of date.

  8. "Family Style Company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treat you like family not a number. Great projects, good environment, and good people. Great internship and associate programs for engineers. Networking is recommended and they offer college tuition for masters.

    Cons

    Company did a salary freeze this year. Rent in San Diego went up 8.5%. Need to have better competitive pay good people are leaving due to high cost of living in San Diego.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot if work life balance and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Management sucks...middle management to upper management. Many people in management shouldn't be in management but because they belong to the right networks, they got the title. More than half of the employee base is incompetent and no one does anything about it. High performers are slowly starting to leave the company because they end up getting majority of the work without the compensation or title to make it worth their while. The company is really going downhill and if you have worked there for a long time, you have a hard time finding a new job because of the connotation that utility workers are lazy...which looking at the employee base, it's quite true. Just sucks for the hard working employees who get lumped in that same stereo type. Stay away!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the lazy. Reward the high performers. Demote bad management. Don't let networking, politics and favoritism run the organization. Promote people because of merit!!!


  10. "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.


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