Southern California Edison
3.2 of 5 291 reviews
www.sce.com Rosemead, CA 5000+ Employees

Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.2 291 reviews

                             

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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A great career

ABU2 (Current Employee)
Long Beach, CA

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

ProsGreat values and benefits to make a career choice.

ConsCan be political at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide good and bad news in a timey manner.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Internship

Intern (Current Employee)

I have been working at Southern California Edison as an intern for more than 3 years

ProsLots of professional experience in the power industry. They do things thoroughly and safely. A lot of intelligent hardworking people, and a few very good managers. If you do good work, and produce value you have very excellent job security, the power industry is quite stable.

ConsSlow growth. Sometimes there is a lot of politics among managers. A lot of slack in the company with extra departments and middle management. They recently cleaned house and eliminated a lot of unnecessary employees.

Moving up in the company can be a slow process, since it is a lifelong career

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the excellent quality and safety management but eliminate some of the bureaucracy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working for a utility in Southern California

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Irwindale, CA

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

ProsThe company has implemented some new programs to better the workplace environment and culture.

ConsDepends on your position, but salaries are not what they should be for level of experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company to work for

Senior Program/Project Analyst (Current Employee)
Irwindale, CA

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

ProsPays very well and offers great benefits along with results sharing (as of now, changes have been occurring), training available and educational reimbursement.

Conspromotions depends on who you know.

Advice to Senior ManagementGrowth is possible with connections. IT is about to do mass layoffs within the year (2014) to go to Managed services

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall a good place to work

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Rosemead, CA

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

ProsLots of opportunities to expand your horizons within the company. Pay is comparable to the rest of the industry. The company produces a sustainable product/service. Good company benefits such as matching 401k, pension plan, etc.

ConsMorale is low as company is undergoing a business transformation resulting in unstable work environments due to constant change in personnel and uncertainty in their job situation. Company service territory encompasses 50,000 square miles which could result in a lot of driving in one day depending on your job description

Advice to Senior ManagementFrom first line managers through senior managers, employees need leaders now more than ever.

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IT is going through managed services. It's a very stressful time knowing my job will be gone...

IT Specialist (Current Employee)
Irwindale, CA

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

ProsThe company offers competitive pay and good benefits.

ConsMany IT professionals have or will lose their jobs. The senior leaders don't seem to care about IT employees anymore. I

Advice to Senior ManagementAsk IT employee if they are willing to take a cut pay. Keep more jobs in US instead of sending our jobs to India. Look into the entire company to cut the people are not doing good jobs. It's not fair for IT.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Welcome to the glass ceiling!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsMany good employees! They want to do a good job and are loyal to Edison.

ConsManagement view of women is retro to the 1960's. Be quiet and be subservient, you may escape the arbitrary judgement of upper management.
Values are defined, but do not apply senior, illustrated on a daily basis.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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They are a great organization to work for.

Procurement Agent III (Current Employee)
Rosemead, CA

I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor

ProsI like there diversity and they are great people working there

Conswhen you are a contract and have been doing the job for more than a year and once it opens as a full time position you do not automatic roll over to full time. You have to apply for the position and most of the time they hired some for outside. That make not sense

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

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Loved working there

Technical Specialist Scientist IV (Current Employee)
Rosemead, CA

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

ProsGreat people to work with and for.
Great pay $$$,$$$.
Great benefits.
Great retirement benefits.
Educational reimbursement.
Potential upward mobility every 18 months.
Excellent severance package (if needed). They take care of you!
If they like you, you are golden to them and they will not get rid of you.
I worked there for almost 17 years.

ConsMany employees did not have a college degree.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If you have a brain run as fast as you can and don't look back.

BCD Account Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsPaychecks don't bounce. The cafeteria was recently remodeled using our bonus money and we get roasted beef and mashed potatoes. We get free parking in the hot sun and pouring rain. We don't ever have to work very hard. We get a big break on our electric bill and we get fresh baked cookies everyday.

ConsThe CEO is a FOOL surrounded by WHITE MALE yes MEN. All the TALENTED employees left, have been fired or are working as hard as they can to get out while our Edison company is being GUTTED for no good reason This company has is in a life ending COLLAPSE and nothing can save this ship from sinking. I have been here 20+ years and can't stand what is happening here because diversity is a JOKE because if you are not a 50 year old WHITE MALE this is not the company for you. Women of color should never work here.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease leave before you kill the once great Edison company.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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