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Socalgas Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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Dennis Arriola
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Pros
  • Great benefits, flexibility, company culture (in 16 reviews)

  • The company from top to bottom strives to achieve work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Director positions can be based on seniority (years of service) and usually promoted within the company (in 5 reviews)

  • If you are entering the company as a CSR from the outside, it takes FOREVER to become full time (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Still a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time

    Pros

    No company is perfect. This company is the best of the Sempra family of companies, and beats most other companies hands down. Lots of freedom to provide input and make decisions that move projects forward. Leadership places a lot of trust in employees to "do the right thing." Your work is not micromanaged. Company provides lost of training to develop and retain employees.

    Cons

    Some employees never had a "real career job" before coming to SoCalGas. These employees have no prospective and do not know how fortunate they are to be working for a great company. Some of them complain but they do not know what they are talking about. The work/life balance needs work. Working a lot of hours is routine.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about selection process used to develop and select directors


  2. "Caring Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company really cares about it's employees and the community.

    Cons

    It's a utility so its not really open for "creativity". Just pretty much do what you're told 40 hours a week. Sometimes that's good though. Low stress.


  3. "Project manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation. Different opportunities at mid-management level and lower.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance, especially for African Americans... very few at higher levels. Very conservative company - innovative ideas don't always translate throughout.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better, more strategic mentoring programs and hiring practices. Expand the good - but too small - diversity team. Develop more African American executives and/or key players and mentoring programs. Work and life balance - depends on the department in which you work.


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  5. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Various opportunities within different organizations internally.

    Cons

    Not a "state of the art" tech company if that is what you are looking for...


  6. "Good Benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, good ICP bonus

    Cons

    Stressful, pushed to take home work, can be on call.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  7. "Ami"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training is provided, great benefit

    Cons

    Not too much to tell about con

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doinggggggggg


  8. "Buyer - SoCal Gas"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility, company culture

    Cons

    Lots of work, but that is expected


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Whittier, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Whittier, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Socalgas (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company just too much expectations

    Cons

    Management will black ball you


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Large bureaucracy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, some of the people are intelligent, great CEO, safety, not required to travel, office centrally located, more cons than pros

    Cons

    Losing talented people because not willing to pay. Poor management. Lack of training for managers especially. Favoritism. Politics get in the way of getting the job done. All of the good people left the company.

    Advice to Management

    Do not take on more responsibilities unless pay increases. Don't try to fix things unless they are broken


  11. "Communications Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Socalgas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good salary,

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and no desire to change old way of doing things



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