Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
382 Reviews
3.0
382 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has great work-life balance, usually many opportunities to volunteer (in 39 reviews)

  • This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department (in 43 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. 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
  2.  

    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. 2 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
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    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.

  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. 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
  8.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good company.

    Cons

    There weren't that many cons, maybe a little boring at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people to work with

    • 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

    Great pay and right by the ocean

    Cons

    Too much micro management from upper management

  10.  

    Contractor

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you don't do anything specially work

    Cons

    other than people killing each other at work it was good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do something

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Technical Specialist

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

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, benifits, and work / life balance.

    Cons

    Large company, sometimes things move sowly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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