Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
447 Reviews
3.0
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good in general depending on which department you are with (in 41 reviews)

  • This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department (in 47 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of clear direction from senior management (in 15 reviews)

  • GONE are the days of work life balance and transparencies / accountabilities (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    interesting work, but a hierarchical company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall, working at Southern California Edison is a good experience. It's interesting work, I like lower management, there's a pretty good work/life balance, and the pay is quite competitive all things considered.

    Cons

    Southern California Edison is a rather hierarchical company in which senior management makes most decisions regardless of whether those decisions are important. Also, it's headquartered in Rosemead, which is far away from everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should learn to delegate decisions. They spend too much time on low value / impact issues. Also, they need to be the start of cultural change. Southern California Edison needs to move from the old world where everyone slides by as long as you show up to a more competitive workplace where people are compensated based on the value they provide. I think this change has started to some degree.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company with lots of opportunities for advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people, the benefits, the work hours, the company gatherings

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload would require a lot of Overtime on weekends, but that is also a pro in my book. Management hired based on favoritism not on skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suggestion box for employees to anonymously or openly contribute their ideas and opinions for a better ran facility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Many different departments which means there is something for everyone. Bureaucratic, but great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Standard 8-5 hours. The Pomona offices are more relaxed and enjoyable than the Rosemead offices, which have a strong corporate feel.

    Cons

    Many people are comfortable flooding email boxes rather than approaching a colleague. Most of the time it's much more effective to pick up the phone or walk over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See "cons"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great company, going through major changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    SCE has been a great company to work for. There are many departments in many locations so if you like to move around, you don't have to leave the company to do so. Pay and benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    In many cases, the only way to promote is to move to a different department. The company is going through some major changes that are affecting employee attitudes and morale. Management would often turn their back on employee issues rather than deal with them.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Always busy, constant changing environment, and good people. Nice benefits and salaries.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs improvement.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Major Projects Analyst Intern

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    Former Intern - Major Projects Analyst in Brea, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Major Projects Analyst in Brea, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - The team I worked with was extremely hard working and made sure that I challenged myself
    - I had lots of opportunities to visit substations and see multi million dollar projects be completed

    Cons

    - Sometimes I would not have anything to do for half of the day because I finished my tasks early.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Systems Nuclear Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    1) Good Salary
    2) Room to move in different positions
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    Cons

    Slow pace. Lot of old people and politics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best for Contractors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Better pay rate
    work life balance

    Cons

    Recent waves of recession has hit it very badly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great Co

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable long-term job with great potential for Advancement

    Cons

    Becomes boring to do the same job for tens of years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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