Southern California Edison
3.2 of 5 287 reviews
www.sce.com Rosemead, CA 5000+ Employees

Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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57% Approve of the CEO

Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Instructional Designer (Former Employee)
Irwindale, CA

I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor for more than a year

ProsCompany culture is great within most departments; employees helpful and friendly towards one another. Overtime pays decent for contractors. Benefits for FT are great. Very inclusive environment.

ConsIT holds every project hostage; nothing ever drops on time and when it does, significant workarounds are usually necessary.

Many departments have management who are in their positions because of seniority. Doesn't mean they know anything about what goes on in their department or how to run things. Unfortunately these people will be your "SMEs".

Management sets tight timelines. IT often delays the project or implements key components days before go live, which makes it a nightmare for IDs to document. Long nights and working weekends and on holidays right before deployments is common.

IT parses out information selectively and defensively. If you discover a glitch, be prepared to fight to make it known to get it addressed.

Advice to Senior ManagementRein in IT and then get them more help so they have the manpower to accomplish the aggressive implementation schedules senior management insists upon.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company to begin Career

Marketing Analyst (Current Employee)
Rosemead, CA

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

ProsGreat company to begin career. Flexible work schedules, educational reimbursement, great benefits for individuals and family. Been working at SCE for 6 years.

ConsNo room for upward mobility.
Too many silos among organizations.
Upper management seldom sees the big picture

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent, stable gig for consultants/contractors—but a mixed bag for regular full-time employees

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than a year

ProsAbove-market base salaries, bonuses, and benefits (employee), with the company being one of the few for-profits that still offer a traditional pension AND a matching 401(k) – Strong commitment to workforce diversity and community service in deeds as well as words (employee and consultant/contractor) – Telecommuting now allowed for consultants/contractors who work in some roles – Inclusiveness toward consultants/contractors for department events (consultant/contractor) – Team and department camaraderie (employee and consultant/contractor)– Outstanding package in which the terms and conditions remain the same (depending on length of service and age) whether severance was voluntary or involuntary

ConsMediocrity and "slackerhood" allowed to proliferate, leaving many involuntarily laid off in my department (during the mid-2013 RIF) ill-prepared for employment in similar jobs outside SCE – 18-month residency in the most recent position before one is eligible to apply for another job within the organization (exceptions must be approved by the employee's divisional VP) – "Bait and switch" when it comes to full-time employment; many managers promise (at interview time) good use of their newly hired employees' respective talents–only for most of these employees to find that their experience, knowledge, and skills are being wasted – Lack of state-mandated training in harassment prevention for team leads, project managers, and other individual contributors rightfully perceived to be in a position of authority...even though the law (AB1825) has always specified that those considered influencers in others' employment are required to complete such training – Forced attendance at annual "econ rallies" (a.k.a. live presentations for employee giving campaign)

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the town halls with senior leadership and the other serious steps taken since early 2012 toward a more psychologically healthy workplace.

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Going through a rough uphill battle

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

ProsGreat benefits and pay, pockets of brilliant, progressive thinkers and doers.

ConsCan be quite incestuous. Some corporate processes and procedures are struggling to come out of the stone ages, but the highly regulated environment is a necessary evil.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake integrity, competence, and innovation in the top ranks seriously. Leadership must absolutely model the behavior it desires from subordinates.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Experience

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I have been working at Southern California Edison

ProsWork Life, Location, Company Size, Type of Work

ConsDown Sizing, Culture is changing,

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A very inefficiently run organization.

Maintenance Planner I&C (Current Employee)
San Clemente, CA

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

ProsPay is good for the type of work performed.

ConsCompartmentalized organization.
Constant changes to processes, procedures, and daily routines with little or no advanced warning.
Poor communications.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of 95% of middle management in most departments. In particular, Safety, Performance Improvement, Procedures, Corrective Actions Program, Quality Assurance, Employee Concerns, and Training departments.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I loved working for this company

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

ProsGreat benefits, pay, and coworkers

ConsCompany going through lay off. Employees feeling very insecure about their future with this company

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Learned a lot, get to take the knowledge with me

Program Analyst (Current Employee)
Rosemead, CA

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

ProsSCE employees are like family, I had the opportunity learn a lot, practice the skills that I had and have fun while I worked.

ConsThere were a lot of levels of management. After the tragedy a couple of years ago, SCE brought in Bain to take a hatchet to the structure. The fiefdom structure continues and the HR department is especially divisive.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe top level of management doesn't appear to know what happens at the director level . . . or doesn't care.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working at SCE

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsFriendly people, many people with long tenure with company, work-life balance at lower levels.

ConsLow pay except for upper management or senior executives, highly political (office politics) environment, can be an unstable employment environment despite being a regulated utility, difficult to advance career despite premium educational credentials and experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know who your employees really are, understand their potential. Compensate those employees properly to retain them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Rosemead, CA

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

ProsExcellent pay, great benefits, professional development opportunities

ConsWorkforce reduced dramatically, higher demand on existing employees

Advice to Senior ManagementSeek out feedback from non management more frequently on workplace improvements.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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