Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
385 Reviews
3.0
385 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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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 45 reviews)


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

  • GONE are the days of work life balance and transparencies / accountabilities (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    overpaid employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    less work more pay. Irwindale filled with loosers who are way overpaid

    Cons

    many lazy coworkers who are incapable of finding job elsewhere

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    An Honest Assessment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Rosemead, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Having been at the Company for 6 years and scrolling through the reviews on Glassdoor, I decided on leaving a an honest assessment of the Company to strike a balance between the negative reviews from ex employees and raving reviews from newbies.

    SCE is much like the United States. Each Business Unit, work location, has its own rules much like different States have their own laws. With that said, if you land in the right "State", you are golden. Managers would be wonderful and you may make good friends for life. You will enjoy the Company's benefit of 401k, pension plan, tons of paid holidays and other perks the Company throws at you. You will be promoted from an intern to Senior Management in less than 5 years, if you land in the "right" State. Now, do you feel lucky enough to take a chance and see if you would land in the right group?

    Cons

    Some groups are backward, full of politics, behind closed door deals. Human Resources are ill equipped, having no full understanding of Labor Laws or contemporaneous changes in Law. Therefore it can be a mad house where you end up in, like Power Supply Business Unit, where they may not even bother to "justify" their actions. "WASTES" and "mismanagement of Ratepayers' money" happen BEHIND closed doors and chummy relationship with the CPUC. Think carefully before you even "ASK QUESTIONS" because you may find your self a Target the very next day. These rogue "States" (Business Units) sing and dance the "Know the Ethical Code" / "No Retaliation" song, because they DO NOT practice it. To survive in these "States" would mean for you to give up any fiber of moral and ethics in your conscience. If you are willing to do this for a BUCK, then refer to the "PROS" up above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are resource, not liability. Keep SCE out of the news and bad publicity, by looking INWARD and walking your talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity for career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Program Contract in Pomona, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager, Program Contract in Pomona, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I have had a great experience at Edison so far, the department I work for looks to their people for ideas on how to improve processes and procedures and does a good job with helping achieve a beneficial work/life balance.

    Cons

    Politics sometimes get in the way of decision making in hiring of managers, which can be quite frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist III in Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist III in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and Flexibility, Benefits

    Cons

    Patience, Not much of growth..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In-effecient Management..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Just a company nowadays, used to be a family atmosphere but those days are gone.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Better than average compensation. People in the trenches are great.

    Cons

    Few if any promotions, employees must bid for any new position in most cases.

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    SCE Executives throwing away the company's history

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Irwindale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Irwindale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Professional Advancement (No Longer)

    Cons

    Massive layoffs across the organization are creating a culture of fear of ones job and back stabbing in order to keep one's position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your massive bonus checks and leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexibility, lots of different job opportunities within the organization

    Cons

    Horrible management team, HR Department unstable and problems fall through the cracks. Organization is pro management and managers feel there is no repercussion for poor or inappropriate behavior. The organization touts great core values but the culture in many departments does not support the stated values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the management employees have been terminated or offered a package in an effort to turn-over the existing company culture. There was even a shooting in December of 2011 where an employee killed 2 managers, wounded 2 other employees, and then took his own life. This was an absolute tragedy. The organization brought in an independent organization to assess the culture after this occurred, and recommendations lead to much needed change.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    SCE Mediocre Employer

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive. A lot of different projects to work on.

    Cons

    Company is going through cuts. Jobs are no longer secure as it once was. Managers look after themselves and do not care for their reports.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old Fashioned, not willing to embrace the future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistance IV in Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistance IV in Rosemead, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Office Moral and Culture is very supportive of each other. The benefits are great, if you are a full time employee. Great projects to collaborate with numerous government and private entities.

    Cons

    Managers lack integrity throughout each department. Everyone has been brought up to be "Babied" and fed with a Silver Spoon. Money is spent left and right, without any conscious decision to budget and truly look at cost reduction instead of cost increase. The ripple affect flowing to the rate payers. IT department has been outsourced, make routine IT service calls a hassle. Managers " Micro-manage" like they have nothing to do. Company is unwilling to embrace the future of the utility industry; ie solar.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    good salary and benefits

    Cons

    not stable anymore. Outsourced all IT functions.

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