Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. The most backwards and unfair place I've ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst IV in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst IV in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    I am still pressed to find some.

    Cons

    IT department has too much politics and doesn't appreciate technical talent. Permanent people feel threatened by contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate positions of people having been there more than 10 years, as they take their jobs for granted without bringing anything on the table. I experienced extreme harassment by employees, and at the end I lost my job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Technical Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and bonuses.

    Cons

    NO job security. I was a part of thousands who just went through a mass layoff. The company makes billions and had just gave us the biggest bonus in the decade that I was there. The impending layoff was held over our heads for months before the day finally came. When we were finally told that we were being laid off, we were given 30 minutes to pack and leave the property. We were told that it would be done with "dignity and professionalism." Nothing could have been further from the truth. It was humiliating. We weren't even given the chance to say "goodbye" to people we had worked with for years. The company didn't have to do this...they did it because they could. Hopefully the investigations by Congress will help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a conscience!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Highly politicized, Toxic Environment not Focused on Business

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    work life balance can be good depending on department

    Cons

    Highly politicized environment
    No room for advancement
    Brown-nosing a must
    ineptness among management not experienced in modern-day business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to enter the new millennium and bring in experienced management to complement the institutional knowledge within the company. Find ways to provide incentives and career development. Stop HR from telling people that "if you are too smart, creative or innovative, you won't fit in"- a really poor recruiting methodology and at the core of what is wrong

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    it's a illusion.. it is part of the government & a identity that acts like a monopoly.

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    it's a nice name to show off to your friends.

    Cons

    electricity is cheap, employee's get paid poorly, & pensions are not paid by the government. People mainly work climbing poles, high number get hurt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to use a computer so your workers don't call the Helpdesk all day, make them responsible for remembering their password, layoff's is needed to get people who spend all day doing nothing out. Managers should not be moved everything they mess up, hopping they will get better. Fire them or demote them.

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

    Twenty Five years of lies and cheating customers and employees.

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    Former Employee - Field Representative in San Jacinto, CA
    Former Employee - Field Representative in San Jacinto, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    You get paid the industry standard.

    Cons

    In a Union shop an educated individual is held down because he or she is a threat to old school supervision or management. They lie and cheat to hold you down. How many times has SCE been sued by its own employees ? Just because you get paid every other Friday does not me you should have high moral !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to business school and reeducate yourself to conduct business in the USA. Realize that the real talent is in educated employees in the USA and not in China or some other low wage country.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Edison is better than most in being a company that operates as a company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are better than average. The work is not hard work. Great place to work if you are accepted as "one of us" by your fellow workers.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get anything done. Lots of "we don't do that here." Lots of nepotism and other forms of "in group" attitudes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 9 people found this helpful

    FAKE Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work. Great coworkers, leading the industry, benefits, and the likes.

    Cons

    Everyone is being laid off so SCE can bring in "managed services" , ie. TEMP STAFFING so they don't have to pay benefits. THe recent 5 STAR reviews are fake and bought. Internal atmosphere is dreadful and hellish. I'm so glad I got out of there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be ashamed of yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful

    epitome of inefficiency, waste, bureaucracy, wrong people in their positions

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Irwindale, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Fair & compatitive benefits, good physical work environment, some genuine & talented people; there has been speaking of change, yet to see and know it is in a right direction

    Cons

    Wrong people in mid & upper management, too many levels of management, too many inefficient processes, jobs are being given based on relations & connections and not qualifications; too many people in management level with big egos and disconnected from real world; too many entrenched & persona

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have the courage and ability to identify & correct the cons explained above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 13 people found this helpful

    What a terrible shame!

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    Former Employee - Project Analyst III in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Project Analyst III in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (what's left of them), decent pay.

    Cons

    SCE was once great place to work, in many departments you felt like a family, but those days are long gone. In my 15 years there, I saw and heard so much, including the shooting of three managers in the IT department by a mistreated employee, and the mismanagement of SONGS, particularly the equipment failure that eventually lead to the closure, and dismantling of the plant, (at the customer's expense.) In the past few years, many valuable long time employees have been laid off, reason being 'downsizing.' While this is true, why are new employees constantly being hired off the street, why not move the current employee to another position? If they're being replaced by outside people. that's not really 'downsizing', it's just basically 'out with the old, in with the new.' The knowledge, experience and value of a long time employee is not easily replaced, yet management continues to let these employees go, and bring in new hires. It's obvious managers just want to get rid of certain employees, the ones they're intimidated by and/or the ones they're afraid will speak about their constant verbal abuse. It's no secret that SCE has a BIG problem with middle management. (There's a complete 'Incident Management Report' on the Internet that the public can access and read. It was put together by an outside source who interviewed several employees throughout the company, many of those employees were soon after targeted for 'lay off.' SCE is full of 'cliques', and if you're not part of one of those cliques, you're a sitting duck, meaning if lay offs come around to your department...."LOOK OUT."! Rumors are there will be many more lay offs in the coming years, including many this year.....if you plan on working here, think hard, then think again.... and whatever you do, stay away from the Customer Service Organization, rumor is that some departments within customer service will be outsourced to India, The Philippines, or some other country that offers cheap customer service assistance.
    I would only recommend this company to someone I didn't like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until you get rid of the abusive managers in middle management, the company will never recover from all the turmoil it's gone through in the last few years. Why do you lay off a group of employees, and then the following week promote some of the employees left to higher jobs? And why are abusive managers promoted to higher management jobs when many of them are the source of so many problems in the company? If you really want to see ' Integrity' and 'Respect' throughout the company, you need to listen to the employees, NOT the mangers who are constantly lying to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 9 people found this helpful

    Waiting On Bain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    You'll get paid every two weeks until the "intellects vast, cool and unsympathetic" running the place decide they can outsource you. They just hired a Power Production division manager that in three month has NEVER visited a single PPD site but DID hire Bain Capital his first week on the job.

    Cons

    SCE is on the glidepath to death. It's an electrical utility company that is run by bankers, makes less than 5% of its own power, and has run off maybe 70% of it's trained technical workforce. Apparently they think they can continue to get paid for wheeling in the most expensive power they can find indefinitely. I can't wait for the Feds or the State of California to "nationalize" them, but since so many of the folks in office are too technically clueless to understand the importance of the electrical system mebbe not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do everyone a favor and turn over the operation to the State of California. It's obvious you are not interested in your public charter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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