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Sempra Energy Reviews

Updated November 12, 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. "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.


  2. "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

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

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    • 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


  4. "Exciting place to work"

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    • 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.


  5. "Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I loved my time at Sempra

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging


  6. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Broad diversity of opportunities are available, depending on how hard you're interest in pushing.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, depending on the area you're in

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing staff


  7. "Good Company for San Diego"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    movement opportunities and professional development

    Cons

    bureaucratic, political, hesitation to get rid of bad employees

  8. "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, good pay, great location downtown, love the in house gym and locker room, on site Cafe, and easy parking. Great opportunities for movement

    Cons

    Constant reorgs, and much like any other company, trying to do more with less. Not always the earliest adopters of new technology.

    Advice to Management

    C-Suite management should be more visible to all employees... we know you are busy keeping the company moving forward, but eat in the Cafe from time to time... get to know those your decisions affect.


  9. "First Year has been great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sempra Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a new college grad, I was hired on full time and immediately began working on real projects with lots of autonomy. Open door policy with supervisors and management has allowed me to learn a lot and constantly ask questions. Company encourages personal development, lots of opportunities for horizontal movement across different departments within the company as well as room to move up.

    Cons

    No cons yet to report

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  10. "Best Place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, excellent salary lots of great people .

    Cons

    Location of Building length of time to get hired after being a contract employee

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better


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