Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
364 Reviews
2.9
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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Pros
  • Company has great work-life balance, usually many opportunities to volunteer (in 38 reviews)

  • This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department (in 41 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    You learn a lot of what NOT to do.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Found great friends. Work-life balance is great. Very laid back when sr. management isn't scrambling to finger point as usual.

    Cons

    Employee morale is of no concern to the sr. management. The company basically gets rate recovery so they never have to be efficient and are rarely held accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Specialist

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist IV  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist IV in Irvine, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Ok benefit. Many good / talented people to work with and commute benefit for people who is taking public transportation.

    Cons

    Senior management want to outsourcing american's job to offshore companies because they can and been awarding many bonus / stocks from share holder.
    SCE does not want a talented people to stay. SCE only wants people who is "YES_MAN" to stay as Full Time Employee. If an employee see any questionable or possible unethical behaviors and reported to corporate, he/she will be let GO by either "layoff" or "your position is no longer need". Then they promote or move someone is NOT questioning or "YES-MAN" to the position. or so call "Friends & Family" benefit.
    Many recruiting firms in S.CA do not want to represent any IT employee whom still with SCE. "Because SCE's IT is way too vertical". The way how SCE screwed up people's life is moving people into "vertical structure" and eliminate any opportunity for employee to grow in their career.
    SCE is NO LONGER a decent place to work. Until CIO / CEO / Present of SCE has been moved from their position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management, Stop whatever you are "doing" and Please quit. Your current "dream" is destroying more then 700 families's life.
    YOU should feel shame about what you have been doing for SCE during past 3 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Long time employee downsized out. Forced to take a severance package.

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    Former Employee - Manager II  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager II in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company had a long history of being the "Edison Family". For years it was a great place to work, with good pay, good benefits, and job security. Unfortunately, that has all changed in the past few years.

    Cons

    The Edison company has become a much less enjoyable place to work. I still keep in touch with many former colleagues who often complain about how bad it's gotten and how they really don't enjoy their jobs there anymore. Many are actively looking elsewhere for another position but keeping the Edison job to pay the bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. You have created something bordering on a hostile work environment. People feel insecure in their jobs and feel no appreciation from management for their contributions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not the company I joined 9 years ago

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Pomona, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pomona, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Salary and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Leadership is promoted on years and not on how qualified they are for the job. Awful managers are kept because they've been with the company 20 years. IT is outsourcing almost the whole department. Old school thinking and getting any policy changed is almost impossible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Overall most people here are pleasant to work with. Many locations and above average benefits.

    Cons

    Transformation/Outsourcing seem to be constant last several years will contiue on for several more years. Many changes are happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Future of uncertainty...

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The historical value and contributions to the utility industry will forever enable this company to attract/hire talent. It's foundation is what drives me to remain hopeful during the company transformation

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the transformation is not truly weeding out its challenges with leadership and viral employees who impact the very fabric of the company. The leaders who fattened up the company resulting in the much needed transformation are still there and some promoted prior to the realization of the transformation ROI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CORPORATE EXECUTIVES (Ted Craver): Measure this leadership against the ROI of the transformation to managed services and grow a pair (since there are now only men on the executive leadership team). If results are not realized within a specified duration, LET THEM GO and give the next level an opportunity to elevate the company to its once known level of integrity. I suspect the fore fathers are turning in their graves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Everything has been going well.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Many branches spread throughout Southern California provide plenty of opportunities in various locations. The salary is excellent (as are the benefits) and org units really tend to work well together and have good rapport with one another. The company instills a great culture of safety, and the work-life balance is fair.

    Cons

    An IT department was recently outsourced, which leads to concerns over job stability for others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome company to work for!!

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant II  in  San Clemente, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Office Assistant II in San Clemente, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I was blessed to work for SCE for over 6 years at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Edison provides excellent health insurance benefits, 401k and pension, paid sick time and generous paid vacation, all major holidays off with pay, including the Friday after Thanksgiving! How many companies do that?! I loved the 4-10 schedule, the all-inclusive environment, the ongoing training and self-improvement opportunities, and many other perks too numerous to mention. I would still be there if they hadn't closed San Onofre. Even when I lost my job they were generous and gave me a severance package and extended health insurance coverage. I can say with all honesty that it was the best job I have ever had!!

    Cons

    Some of upper management liked to micromanage, and they took safety to the extreme. For example, a couple of employees tripped and fell while talking on their cell phones, so the entire plant population was forbidden from walking while using their cell phones! Also, minor injuries were blown completely out of proportion; i.e., several employees were stung by bees and were basically told that they could have somehow prevented it. Not!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage; don't punish everyone for the mistakes of a few. Focus on building up your employees and they will reward you with loyalty and excellence. You have been given the responsibility and honor of carrying this historic company into the future - be worthy of that legacy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    System analyst 4

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    good compensation, people, work and industry

    Cons

    managed service will take over IT

  11.  

    Good pay and benefits. Good opportunities for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Power Equipment Operator  in  San Onofre, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Nuclear Power Equipment Operator in San Onofre, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay was excellent. Benefits were better than most other companies i've heard of. Opportunities for advancement were available and training available. Good work location. Vast majority of supervisors were very helpful and easy to work with, you wanted to do everything you could to do a good job for them.

    Cons

    Difficult rotating schedule, hard to balance work life working nights every other week though rotating 12's give a lot of time off every month. Highly regulated NRC atmosphere creates unnecessary stress, don't you dare make any tiny mistake. Training was thorough and contained lots of very useful information but could be implemented better and be more focused on daily operations. Testing was used as a means of threatening job status if can't maintain 80% average. Management became more and more military like and didn't listen to lower peons. Union atmosphere was ridiculous, it's much better to work with the company more like adults and not squabble over ridiculous details. After 6 yrs working in a union I officially hate unions and think they are the cause of many problems in companies, though with a union you will get very good pay and benefits that may not even make any sense and can bring a company down into ruin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use hard line military style direction management. Listen and confer with employees. Get them to love you and they will follow you and do anything for you, even with the hard decisions you have to make that may be against them. Beat them over the head with a stick and threaten them and they will hate you and do everything they can to slow things down and annoy you. Lead don't dominate your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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