Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
258 Reviews
3.1
258 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.  

    interesting work, but a hierarchical company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    Overall, working at Southern California Edison is a good experience. It's interesting work, I like lower management, there's a pretty good work/life balance, and the pay is quite competitive all things considered.

    Cons

    Southern California Edison is a rather hierarchical company in which senior management makes most decisions regardless of whether those decisions are important. Also, it's headquartered in Rosemead, which is far away from everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should learn to delegate decisions. They spend too much time on low value / impact issues. Also, they need to be the start of cultural change. Southern California Edison needs to move from the old world where everyone slides by as long as you show up to a more competitive workplace where people are compensated based on the value they provide. I think this change has started to some degree.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Many different departments which means there is something for everyone. Bureaucratic, but great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Standard 8-5 hours. The Pomona offices are more relaxed and enjoyable than the Rosemead offices, which have a strong corporate feel.

    Cons

    Many people are comfortable flooding email boxes rather than approaching a colleague. Most of the time it's much more effective to pick up the phone or walk over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See "cons"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Best for Contractors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Better pay rate
    work life balance

    Cons

    Recent waves of recession has hit it very badly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    35 year employee Big changes coming in benefits package................................................................

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lineman in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Lineman in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    First 30 years here have been awesome. Had great opportunities to explore different job classifications, company offered both cash balance and 401K, with ample sick time and vacation hours. Regretfully can't say the same for the next 5 years here.

    Cons

    Company has become more bureaucratic with more layers of management. Senior management has become too distant from the rank and file employees that get the work done and help them achieve departmental goals which makes them look good. Significant change in benefits for those under 40 and new hires. Management claims cuts are needed because competition in the industry from current and new energy producers means we must stay cost competitive. However, executives have managed to cash in 3 million in stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some appreciation for the hard working that commit extensive overtime hours that are directly responsible for helping the company realize their safety, reliability, and budget objectives by enhancing current benefits not cutting them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good compensation, questionable management

    • 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

    Work is interesting, co-workers are great, pay and benefits good (for now). Work life balance pretty good.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, and too many middle managers. Many managers in Customer Service are incompetent, often glorified babysitters armed with "pulse and a checkbook" diploma mill-type credentials (Univ. of Phoenix, Redlands, et al) who have no grasp of the actual work they're managing, and rule with an iron fist to make up for their low self esteem from managing people significantly smarter than they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate more middle management, especially the old dinosaurs who will never change their ineffectual dysfunctional ways, take the money you save and hire more people doing real work, and give them some empowerment. We're not a bunch of kids in need of babysitting. Also, look at more hiring from within.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    huge company, great people, plenty of opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    too much change, disconnect between senior leadership and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    SCE, once a leader in many areas, has lost it's mojo

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

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

    Pros

    Southern California Edison has above average compensation, work-life balance, and a diverse cultural work environment. There many dedicated individuals to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership has relied on third party vendors to make decisions that have resulted in catastrophic economic results for the company, employees, and rate payers. Many of the vendors now are in management. The bankruptcy of Mission Energy and shutdown of the nuclear facility were both due to decisions that could have been prevented. Now the consultants and newly hired management have decided to outsource everything starting in IT. The winners are the consultants. The losers are the company, rate payers, and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SCE is a quasi-government utility, not a high growth, high profit tech company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Software engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    This very good company in LA.

    Cons

    to reach the goals in time.

  10.  

    Good company. Opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Office culture, Reductions in force.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Honest Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Lots of job security, easy work, pretty good pay,

    Cons

    hard to get promotions, everything is black and white, does not promote overall career growth, if you are planning to stay 5+ years plan on staying for life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make people work....too many lifers skating on ice

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