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Sempra Energy Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Wonderful working atmosphere with good work life balance (in 14 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. "Community Relations Coordinator - 3"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sempra Energy part-time

    Pros

    very nice company to work

    Cons

    limited employment opportunities to select


  2. "Anonymous"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong management team

    Cons

    Downtown location, no other cons

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sempra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Work Life balance, Good team

    Cons

    No hierarchy, layoffs are common


  4. "Meter tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Nothing really negative about the company.


  5. "Flexible But..."

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    • 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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great for engineers & attorneys..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sempra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great benfits - except the layoff package

    Cons

    Negative public perception ("Oh you work for *them*! Can you get me a discount on my utility bill?") Restructures every 3-4 years, doesn't value employees in areas that don't generate profit.

  8. "Business Analyst"

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    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.


  9. "OK place to work in San Diego"

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    • 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


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

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    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


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