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Sempra Energy Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Wonderful working atmosphere with good work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • SE is one of 2 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in San Diego (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance, depending on the area you're in (in 5 reviews)

  • Much of the technology is not cutting edge (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "SE Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to move to other departments, Interesting transactions, Great people, Fun location, Awesome benefits

    Cons

    I think there are too many meetings in general


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Gas Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gas Controller in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Gas Controller in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The schedule of working 12hr days, rotating 7 days on and 7 days off.

    Cons

    Poor Management Practices result in reduce morale.


  3. "Principal Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, compensation, and work life balance.

    Cons

    Feels like a good ol' boys club at work.


  4. "Flexible But..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety of technologies to work on, both in data centers and in the field. Given lots of responsibility to manage technology for business projects. Work hours and locations somewhat flexible. Staff mostly friendly.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than industry rates. Much of the technology is not cutting edge. Too many short-term contractors don't know what they're doing. Management can be aloof or non-responsive, especially when it comes to supporting employees. If it's not on fire, don't expect it to get much attention from managers when you need it. Hiring and contracts take forever, and the onboarding process is total chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Be more responsive. Answer emails faster. Make employees a priority, rather than just giving lip service.


  5. "Great place to work. The people are very professional."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sempra is a great place to work in the energy industry to get a diversified perspective on utilities and midstream services.

    Cons

    The hours can be grueling at times but sometimes that's where you have to start. The experience gained makes up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the development of the younger generation.


  6. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sempra Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture; the people are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    None; they were great to work with.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. "Company review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, Place, environment, growth, atmosphere

    Cons

    There is no con at sempra


  8. "OK place to work in San Diego"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are very competitive for a job in San Diego
    The work/life balance is good depending on the department you work in

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the company being primarily focused on utility sector, things can move at a slower pace than they would in an unregulated business


  9. "Good company for the young and the not so young"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sempra Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company with career opportunities in several areas. Good diversity in management and leadership roles

    Cons

    IT department is a very demanding group, which is difficult at times to maintain a health work life balance


  10. "Exciting place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting things going on in this company and lots of interesting people to work with. Energy is a hot industry right now, especially renewable energy.

    Cons

    Politics can be difficult to navigate and can be tricky within a large organization.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to people and not just to the bottom line. People are a valuable resource.


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