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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
422 Reviews
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422 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place To Work

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Leadership and Management are very interested in create a culture that values the individual and their abilities. If you want to work at a place where your are given the responsibility to make things happen for the good then this is the place. There is a lot of interesting initiatives and projects going on to take advantage of technology to drive efficiencies which is really exciting to work on. I have met many bright and talented individuals who have industry experience to leverage as I become more and more involved. Good Pay and Benefits, overall.

    Cons

    Vacation time is not really competitive with the marketplace, but we are expecting to see come improvements here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate the strategy and ensure it is driven down to the ranks

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work is so fun and enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer I in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Designer I in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, loving and caring.

    Cons

    There is nothing I do not like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love what you guys do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to grow your career

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits / Salary
    Work life balance
    Team is very supportive and open to change and collaborate

    Cons

    IT team was not effective and as result some functions were outsourced. This will take time to rebuild and reorganize.
    Like any company going through changes a few employees are not happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working to be best in class

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company changing for the better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1)
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Good place to start your career
    Supportive culture that embraces diversity in the workplace
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Recommunivat the strategy so the teams are clear on our future direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, too much bureaucracy

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits including 401k match and pension, job security, lots of dedicated people to work with

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move into management, little reward/incentive when the average worker tries to become great, resistant to change, very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more defined cross training or rotational program would be so helpful, but are rarely offered or executed. Many people work long hours or on vacations, resulting in poor work/life balances and bitterness or indifference to their jobs. Continued education could be encouraged a bit more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Company to Work For!

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Generous compensation and benefits
    - Supportive culture
    - Great team environment
    - Lots of opportunity to develop and grow.
    - Company working to be more competitive

    Cons

    - Unions resistant to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    CSR II

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Great benefits with opportunities to move from job to job.

    Cons

    Professional company, but most supervisors and managers have no true leadership skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for

    • 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

    Pros

    Stable company, many opportunities for growth

    Cons

    there are no cons to working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    All talk, all bull

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, benefits are good, work pace is very lax. If you are a handsome white guy or girl with the gift of gab, you will go far.

    Cons

    Nepotism and favoritism is so rampant, it's utterly discouraging. Hiring, firing, reward and punishment is who you know (and who you...you know the rest). There are so many examples I could cite, it would fill a few pages. Many years ago, an employee went on a shooting rampage and the company hired a 3rd party firm to randomly sample employees within that organization to "tell the truth". The study was released company wide and the results mirror my first sentence. A majority of the problem management were eliminated, but some managers who should've been cut are still in management positions today (some even higher).

    The company also has decimated the IT organization as of Dec 2014. Another 3rd round of layoffs expected. The core organization known as Transmission and Distribution will also be subject to cuts in the next two years. The company's mishandling of the SONGS nuclear power generation unit as well as its well documented mishandling of the wind storm several years ago paved the way for these recent layoffs. Meanwhile, executive compensation continues to rise as does the way the manager's bonus incentive plan is calculated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut it with your preachy b.s. nonsense about Core Values. Realize that most of the rank and file recognize that hiring, firing, reward, and punishment is based solely on who you know. Be real. If you want us to give you feedback, take it to the next level: involve us in the decision making because you all know who the problem managers are, just get rid of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    IT has changed a lot and not for the better. No room for growth.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Depending on your department and manager, they may do a lot and help you with your career path. Work-life balance is a joke! IT is not the place to be for work-life balance.

    Cons

    There is no communication within the company. There are communication at the higher and public level. In regards to changes within organizations, there is always a hesitation. There is no collaboration within the organizations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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