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Sempra Energy Reviews

Updated August 18, 2018
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Sempra Energy Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey W. Martin
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  • "Lack of upward mobility, highly regulated, no work life balance, no telecommuting options" (in 7 reviews)

  • "But that is something that every large company will have, and sometimes is necessary to prevent making bad decisions" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Ethical workplace; challenging work"

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

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits; high ethical standards.

    Cons

    Lots of organizational changes. Not all bad but hard to keep up with

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more.


  2. "It's OK, Used to be Better"

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

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, job security, above average benefits

    Cons

    Management exploits the above to the point where work life balance no longer exists

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stable, Limited opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very stable company, steady and predictable work, good salaries and benefits, amazing downtown location.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for growth, unless you are anointed by an officer and designated "high potential". The company admits it only actively develops the careers of 5% of its employees. The rest of us are left to figure it out on our own - huge missed opportunity and not ideal for millennials or others early in their careers.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that what got you here won't get you there. As the energy industry undergoes radical transformation, you need to shed the hyper hierarchical culture, in which ideas are valued based on the status of the person with the idea, rather than the merit of the idea itself. Create a skunkworks!


  4. "Sr. Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, job security, no travel requires

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, highly regulated, no work life balance, no telecommuting options


  5. "Sempra Energy"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Mid-level management needs training on holding direct reports accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people that do what's right and reward those that actually earn to be rewarded.


  6. "Dissapointing experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Guarenteed bonus, beautiful location, with a stable company.

    Cons

    Slow career growth, poor management, and uncompetitive pay leading to low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your talent before they all leave.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The health and 401k benefits are good.

    Cons

    Management is not focused. There is no direction or communication of where the company is going, therefore the day to day work seems senseless! I would not trust most of the directors to do the right thing, they're out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    READ YOUR SURVEY RESULTS!! The morale is not good.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Category Management Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience and lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    May need to respond to executives/managers demands in a short amount of time


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Technologist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Technologist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pension, good salary, great benefits...

    Cons

    Slow pace, opposed to change.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Surreal experience"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sempra Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They get you golden cuffed to your desk by the paycheck, good benefits and guaranteed (!!) bonus

    Cons

    Non-regulated part of the business is run by the people who came from the regulated part, hence, they have no clue about competitiveness, risk taking or decision making but still pretend to be serious players. Red tape, stone age managerial style, zero motivation or leadership

    Advice to Management

    Stay a utilities company unless you change your mindset


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