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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 326 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

(160 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has great work-life balance, usually many opportunities to volunteer(in 33 reviews)

  • Excellent pay, great benefits, professional development opportunities(in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard work is not rewarded but if you are buddies with Senior Management you are set maybe(in 14 reviews)

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

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    System analyst 4

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood compensation, people, work and industry

    Consmanaged service will take over IT

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    Mixed, lately cons outweight the pros

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Rosemead, CA

    ProsAwesome benefits, flexible work schedules. The company is spending a lot of efforts on management training and supports development and training

    ConsThe company is going thru business transformation as management is trying to counteract business pressures from alternative energy sources leading to loss of customer base and pressures to re-engineer the grid to allow electricity to flow both ways ... generating plant sending electricity thru the grid to customers and now customers supplying electricity back to the grid. Business Units are looking to restructure operations and are pursuing outsourcing strategies displacing long and dedicated US workforce with off-shore opportunities to cut costs. Most long term employees have entitlement attitudes and management encourages employees to challenge management creating often difficulties for managers that came from outside to make lasting changes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith push to move the company to increase profitability.... consider polling employees if they would consider salary and benefit cuts over outsourcing strategies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Pay, but Stuck in the Stone Ages.

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Irwindale, CA

    ProsYes, all the reviews are correct. The pay is great , benefits, and there are opportunities for training and affinity groups . This place is good if you're an intern, or ready to retire , not if you're trying to expand your career .

    ConsEVERYTHING moves slow, from processes to technology . There isn't much room for creativity and innovation since everything is defined by a set process. The IT department laid off 600 people as a result of the transition to managed services this month. Rumor has it that SCE as a whole will continue with lay offs in 2015.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out if the stone ages!!! The world of technology is changing fast and we need to catch up . If not, we're going to get crushed

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

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    SCE/ Good paying job/benefits

    Meter Reader (Current Employee) San Jacinto, CA

    ProsPAY AND BENEFITS Only some good people working there to become friends with but very few

    ConsTo many managers/ They stress safety to much so employees don't want to report any injuries. If they do they get scolded and less $ for your bonuses

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave

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

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    Manager (Current Employee) Rosemead, CA

    ProsGreat paying company, great benefits.

    ConsPolitics is huge in this company, even though not acknowledged.

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

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    Life Learning Experience In the Utility Industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou fill important and needed in society

    ConsLong Hours - 24 Hours a day job

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Pay and great benefits.

    ConsToo much of red tape

    Advice to Senior ManagementEase your process

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Lets Not Hire Professionals, Lets Hire Our Friends and Family

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Long Beach, CA

    ProsIf you want to sit around and do average work for decent pay, you will fit right in. You can be checked out 100% and no one will ever know.

    ConsIn the contact center they have not hired any of the top tier management competitively in years. They keep cycling in managers that have no experience or respect for how technical a contact center is and once in seat they try to run the operation by the seat of their pants. They don't take the time to educate themselves on how to run a contact center and make decisions based on their use as consumers with little to no investigation. Their contact center is also the dumping ground for managers that would have been bounced if SCE was run like a real business, Crap in Crap out. Every other year they hire well paid consultants to help the inept managers find direction only to fail on implementation. I feel that this mode is systemic in all of SCE.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHide in your offices, you employees know that your naked.

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

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    10 yr employee

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSCE has good pay, and it has decent benefits. There are pockets within the company that has ethical values and good leadership.

    ConsSCE is a poorly managed company, resulting in a less than satisfying workplace. If you have something on the ball keep looking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDespite frequent reorganizations management can't seem to get it right. Employees gone with poor, inflated management remaining. It needs a Board driven reengineering effort combined with new, strong, thoughtful leadership in place to lead it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The company takes pride in being more 125 years old, but that is not always good.

    TSP III (Current Employee) San Clemente, CA

    ProsThere are a lot of great people to work with. Great chances to learn a lot. Some employees spend nearly more time learning than actually do their work.

    ConsUse and abuse. This is one of the least caring environments I have worked at. Management leeks sensitive information about employees for their entertainment. Self-growth is far more important than ethic for most management.
    The company closed a plant rather than admitting their mistake and really fixing it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop spending so much in trying to picture a good image for the company, and actually start caring about the customer and employees. Success will come at a much lower price without such a heavy turnover. You can't be successful with so much frustration in your workforce.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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