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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
343 Reviews

2.8
343 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits. Overall most people here are pleasant to work with. Many locations and above average benefits.

    Cons

    Transformation/Outsourcing seem to be constant last several years will contiue on for several more years. Many changes are happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the company I joined 9 years ago

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pomona, CA

    Pros

    Great Salary and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Leadership is promoted on years and not on how qualified they are for the job. Awful managers are kept because they've been with the company 20 years. IT is outsourcing almost the whole department. Old school thinking and getting any policy changed is almost impossible.

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

    Future of uncertainty...

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Rosemead, CA

    Pros

    The historical value and contributions to the utility industry will forever enable this company to attract/hire talent. It's foundation is what drives me to remain hopeful during the company transformation

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the transformation is not truly weeding out its challenges with leadership and viral employees who impact the very fabric of the company. The leaders who fattened up the company resulting in the much needed transformation are still there and some promoted prior to the realization of the transformation ROI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CORPORATE EXECUTIVES (Ted Craver): Measure this leadership against the ROI of the transformation to managed services and grow a pair (since there are now only men on the executive leadership team). If results are not realized within a specified duration, LET THEM GO and give the next level an opportunity to elevate the company to its once known level of integrity. I suspect the fore fathers are turning in their graves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nada

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great if you like outsourcing your job

    Cons

    they like to outsource your job

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed, lately cons outweight the pros

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Great Pay, but Stuck in the Stone Ages.

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Irwindale, CA

    Pros

    Yes, 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 .

    Cons

    EVERYTHING 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent work environment but totally incompetent management in all levels of IT

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Rosemead, CA

    Pros

    State of the art technology, no stress, reasonable benefits. The motto in IT was, "we spend money to make money"

    Cons

    Unbelievably incompetent management in IT. Comparable only to Nuclear Technology management which managed to destroy a fully functional nuclear power station. Sycophancy, nepotism and plain corruption present at all management levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management are beyond help. Hopefully the Regulators will wake up one day and audit this den of thieves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    SCE/ Good paying job/benefits

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    Current Employee - Meter Reader  in  San Jacinto, CA
    Current Employee - Meter Reader in San Jacinto, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    To 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 ManagementAdvice

    Leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Lets Not Hire Professionals, Lets Hire Our Friends and Family

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Long Beach, CA

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    In 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hide in your offices, you employees know that your naked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Rosemead, CA

    Pros

    Great paying company, great benefits.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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