San Diego Gas & Electric Employee Reviews

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Boring government type job
Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 27, 2018
It's a utility, so kind of like a big company that seems like the government. Lots of BS meetings (some are quite early), people don't like decisions or succinct conversation, lots of computer programs and security and inefficiencies. It's good to be a monopoly though--you'll never go out of business!
Pros
Lots of free food, hours are good, can do some work from home
Cons
Red tape, parking far away, impersonal/apathetic work culture
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4.0
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Good company & great team
Claims Assistant/Associate (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 27, 2018
SDG&E is a self-insured, self-administered company, so the work comp team is a very small, but diverse team. The atmosphere is very low-key and family-like and a great place to work.
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Very good company to work for
Project Manager Smart Meter Program (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 27, 2018
SDG&E is a very good company to work for. The technology in the utility industry is state of the art, and fascinating. I always felt like I was working on project which added value to the company.
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3.0
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Behind the times/ Not Competitive
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 19, 2018
SDG&E is severely behind the times. Vacation accrual is horrific...15 years of service to get 4 weeks, no joke. Wages are far below industry standards and the is no such thing as a "raise". There used to be loyalty for this company, but not anymore. People are leaving left and right. The only way to get a decent pay increase is to leave the company. HR process is debilitating. They have a lot of potential if they'd update their salaries, vacation accrual and HR promotion/hiring process from 150 years ago.
Pros
Pension, but even that is sub-par, not a true "pension"
Cons
Vacation accrual, non competitive salaries, bureaucratic, Hr
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Good Company
Energy Services Specialist/Team Lead (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 22, 2018
Customer Contact Center is a cool place to start off at, but not to become familiar with. There is more to working at SDG&E then the phone center. I suggest you get your feet wet then move forward before you become stagnant.
Pros
Bonus, luncheon, match on 401k
Cons
overall QA scoring/scheduling
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Great company
Executive Receptionist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 18, 2018
I enjoyed working there. The people were great and the environment was fun, but still professional. Great benefits. The opportunity for advancement was excellent
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Good company with room for advancement
Customer Care Representative/Letter Processor (Former Employee) –  San DiegoMay 8, 2018
I was a temporary employee at SDG&E and left to accept a permanent position. I enjoyed working for SDG&E and felt the pay was competitive with other employers.
Pros
Great work environment
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4.0
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Well paying but frustrating lack of strategy
Team Lead of Electrical Project Design Team (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 3, 2018
Substation Engineering department lacks a defined workload strategy-workers (techs, drafters) are overwhelmed with unrealistic completion dates/workload. Workers are bullied and exploited to meet dates and make others look good to higher up supervisors.
Pros
salary, benefits
Cons
overwhelming workload, unrealistic schedule, bullying in the workplace
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4.0
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Employees become family
Real Estate & Facility, Move Management Supervisor (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 1, 2018
Employees are overall great and treat each other as family. Depending on the job position, it can be stressful with long hours. The company treated me fairly throughout my career.
Pros
Positive work environment
Cons
None
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4.0
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Excellent place to work
Senior Claims Advisor (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 7, 2018
People are dedicated and provides excellent service. This is a Fortune 500 company that is well respected in the field. Good place to work and excellent benefits.
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I feel like it san diego gas and exstortion
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 8, 2018
It was a cut throat place to work. No forgiveness for people being poor. They will turn off your power and gas in a new York minute. It just was awful treating people like that
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5.0
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Strong Stable Company
Sr. Customer Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 6, 2018
I have been with this company for over 20 years and have had many opportunities to grow and learn new skills as well as move to different departments to increase my knowledge. working for a utility is an interesting experience since you get to see things from a customer perspective and from the company perspective. If asked, I would definitely recommend this company to other people.
Pros
Opportunity for advancement, healthcare benefits
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3.0
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Plenty of work
Training Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 26, 2018
You need to recognize the work to be done and produce results. Be a self starter, fast learner and hard worker. They appreciate the work verbally. The work environment is pleasant.
Pros
Pleasant work environment
Cons
Not much advancement
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4.0
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Productive and excellent environment to work
Lead System Architect (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 15, 2018
Productive and excellent environment to work. Got a great chance to learn and explore new functions and subject . Management was fantastic . Team was supportive.
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5.0
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There are times of stress but times of fun also.
Relay Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 31, 2018
SDG&E is a great place to work. I really enjoy learning about the new relays we have been installing and testing. The people I work are knowledgeable and professional.
Pros
The discount on the electric bill is great. The people are great to work with.
Cons
Long hours due to under staffing.
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5.0
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Great place to work
Energy service specialist (Former Employee) –  Escondido, CAJanuary 26, 2018
Great pay, great benefits. Sdge had plenty of hours to work, there were raised every year, plenty of vacation time and co workers were always helpful and excited to work.
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4.0
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Gas & Electric
Energy Service Specialist Associate (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 24, 2018
Handle issue related to the customers concerned about the bill.
Atypical day is the the call center would handle calls with I average more than 100 calls.
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3.0
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On upper management
"On Call" Meter Reader (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 8, 2018
As for the immediate management staff (meter reader managers and supervisors) they were was very fair as for direction, expectation and work load. When it came to Human Resources and Company policies, both were extremely unfair about their practices. As an example: when applying for a position, even though someone has PROVEN to be hardworking, reliable worker. he/she is treated no better than a group of individuals trying to get the same job from outside of the company (non-employees).
Pros
management direction and compensation
Cons
company politics and lack of ease to transfer to a different positon
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over all good
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 13, 2017
contracting for this company isn't great, but they treat their real employees awesome! Would not mind working here in the future as a full time employee instead of as a contractor.
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2.0
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Vary from Department to Department
Designer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 24, 2017
Working situation varies from department to department. Some departments require you to be in the office 9-10 hours per day in addition to working from home evenings and be on call on vacation days. Other departments have more flexibility on work schedules and styles. Can be a good working environment, but that would depend on the department.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
No work life balance, stressful work environment
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