Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
424 Reviews
3.0
424 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Well paid positions. Solar power creates uncertainties

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business/Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Business/Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    SCE was a great place to work as far as a regulated utility is concerned. I observed that salaries (in the Finance area) are higher than in the marketplace as of mid- to late-2014, thus encouraging the competent and the less-competent employees to stay around. With minimal layoffs for poor performance, the weak employees stay employed long after they are productive for the organization, and this drags down overall company performance.

    Cons

    The company seems to be somewhat tied down and burdened by being a regulated utility that is overseen by the public utilities commission. Extra work and reporting adds to the overall cost of running the company and to the cost that us Southern CA ratepayers pay for our electricity. There appears to be a few too many layers of management that would be redundant in a more-competitive and market-driven company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company leadership (beyond HR) needs to identify, retain, and develop the good managers to become superior managers. There is no place for placing or pushing women and minorities into positions beyond their capabilities for the purpose of being regarded as a truly diverse company. This management “window-dressing” lowers morale and limits SCE from reaching its true potential.
    Continuous improvement needs to be instilled throughout the company from top to bottom- increased safety, improved efficiency, enhanced/improved systems and procedures will all keep the company on a path of growth and success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits, company cares about employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nuclear Engineer III in San Clemente, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Nuclear Engineer III in San Clemente, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, fair dealings with employees

    Cons

    Big company, not very good at disciplining/firing poor performing employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Tension

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

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

    Pros

    Pillar to post management styles consistently underestimate recruiter work loads and create no-win for clients.

    Cons

    Inconsistent performance guidelines lead to reporting based on personal relationships, not accomplishments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty really is the most powerful technique that you can use.

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

    Was once a great place to work in IT

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

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

    Pros

    Used to have a great culture and work ethic among all employees in IT. It was very easy to develop great relationships with those you worked with and for.

    Cons

    Since they began reorganization of IT, and the transition to managed services... The SCE IT culture has taken a serious nose dive. The company is looking to remove the "stale" knowledge and talent of their IT staff... but they are largely loosing their most talented and intelligent staff as they are looking outside the company so they can find a more rewarding and pleasant employer/company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously consider the losses in human capital that you are facing. Many companies understand their will be turbulence during these "transitions" to managed services... but also consider that without the right level of retained staff you might not ever fully recover from this transition period.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good People, Good Benefits

    • 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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. Well educated professionals with a heart. Conservative. Culture from the 70s.

    Cons

    Work life balance going away. Fear of job loss is major driver. Some confusion and lack of clear direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging and get workforce more involved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    N/A

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, Good benefits, good food,

    Cons

    Too far demographically, for me

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall excellent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist III in Westminster, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist III in Westminster, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and work life balance. Large and easy to move around. Great training opportunities.

    Cons

    Favoritism can be demoralizing at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid employee favorititsms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome Company

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

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

    Pros

    I was an intern during my senior year of high school. There are great perks to working at SCE like paid days off, ordering catered food, and fun events. My mentors were great and I learned a lot mostly about office politics even though skill wise I didn't gain much.

    Cons

    Too much busy work like alphabetizing and organizing file drawers for weeks on end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    The culture at SCE is very political.

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    SCE has very good benefits

    Cons

    No opportunities for career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 9 people found this helpful  

    You're either in or your out..........it's anyone's guess

    • 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 pay considering the poor conditions

    Cons

    I was in a hostile work environment which I reported to my manager on several occasions. He told me it was up to me to suck it up and to "make it work" or I would no longer be in line for promotions. It is a horribly male dominated culture in which there has never been a female leader of Transmission and Distribution! There is much discussion of equal opportunity but little to show for it. THIS place is terrible even thought the glossy brochures would have you believe something else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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