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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 322 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

(158 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good pay and benefits. Good opportunities for advancement.

    Nuclear Power Equipment Operator (Former Employee) San Onofre, CA

    ProsPay was excellent. Benefits were better than most other companies i've heard of. Opportunities for advancement were available and training available. Good work location. Vast majority of supervisors were very helpful and easy to work with, you wanted to do everything you could to do a good job for them.

    ConsDifficult rotating schedule, hard to balance work life working nights every other week though rotating 12's give a lot of time off every month. Highly regulated NRC atmosphere creates unnecessary stress, don't you dare make any tiny mistake. Training was thorough and contained lots of very useful information but could be implemented better and be more focused on daily operations. Testing was used as a means of threatening job status if can't maintain 80% average. Management became more and more military like and didn't listen to lower peons. Union atmosphere was ridiculous, it's much better to work with the company more like adults and not squabble over ridiculous details. After 6 yrs working in a union I officially hate unions and think they are the cause of many problems in companies, though with a union you will get very good pay and benefits that may not even make any sense and can bring a company down into ruin.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't use hard line military style direction management. Listen and confer with employees. Get them to love you and they will follow you and do anything for you, even with the hard decisions you have to make that may be against them. Beat them over the head with a stick and threaten them and they will hate you and do everything they can to slow things down and annoy you. Lead don't dominate your people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    7 people found this helpful  

    Overall, it was ok to work there as long as your supervisor liked you, if not it was hell.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, good pay, helping people.

    ConsNo support for management or supervisors, if your supervisor disliked you, you where held back from possible advancement.

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointment

    Office Assistant (Former Employee) San Clemente, CA

    ProsGood pay and benefits once you put in some time. Room for advancement if you were willing to play the game. Had the pleasure of working with some truly dedicated people.

    ConsWhat can you say about a company that perpetrates the failure of a nuclear power plant? Had the misfortune of working with some truly incompetent supervisors and managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys fouled up a good thing.....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    SCE Call Center

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsSCE call center is a good entry level position to move forward in the company.

    ConsThe Standards of Performance metrics are challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to management at this time.

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

     

    New employee

    Engineer II (Current Employee) Alhambra, CA

    ProsCompensation, benefits and perks are awesome. Job stability.

    ConsMy first impression is that the work environment is like how it is working in the defense industry. Processes are slow. The culture is old-fashioned.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease do not get stuck using old technology. Jump on the bandwagon to upgrade to newest technology company-wide (i.e. Old phones to VoIP, mobile timesheet submittal, etc.). Moreover, with a lot of SCE employees retiring, management can brainstorm and come up with new exciting ways how the company can be more attractive to younger generation as they will be the future leaders of the company (i.e. streamline process in knowledge transfers, career advancement, assignment rotation, panel meetings when leaders share their successes and steps taken to move up the company ladder, more attractive company benefits - increase vacation days, achievement awards, etc.)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    A political company

    Nuclear Security Officer (Former Employee) San Clemente, CA

    ProsExcellent pay and benefits! An experience I will never forget as long as I live.

    ConsI observed that promotions are based on sex, religion, race, buddy system and an individuals sexual preferences I.E. L.B.G.T.. It was not uncommon for you to sit for hours in a booth no bigger than a broom closet. It was hard to get restroom breaks or meal breaks. You could expect long hours of boredom and anxiety.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management was blind to what mid - level management was doing. Due to incompetence and a design flaw, the station was eventually shut down.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Controlled Growth, talent means nothing here!

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsAs the competitive pressures on the industry mounts the company is becoming ground zero for major business transformations. Opportunities to really drive change and improve business operations are all around.

    ConsWhile the Executive Leadership is seeking to drive change the overall employee base is very change resistant as most haven't worked anywhere else but there and only know and believe in the Edison way. In addition, this leads to a very challenging and political work environment that rewards those that do the right thing for their respective political groups versus what's right for the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove the "dead wood"and eliminate the tolerance for those that willingly work counter to the company's stated values!

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

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    Great People

    Professional Trainee I (Current Employee) Pomona, CA

    ProsPeople at Edison are welcoming and caring and away from work love to get to know you and have a good time. Very family and friend oriented community.

    ConsNot cutting edge, and promotions are tenured based.

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

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    It was a decent place to work but there were lots of layoffs.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice place to work. Opportunities to get promoted or move around. Great work life balance. Took a lot of care to promote a safe work place. I liked the discounts and promotions given to employees.

    ConsConstant rumors of mass layoffs, a lot of redundancies, slow to update technology. A lot of reorganizations of groups. There were noticeable differences between contract workers and full time employees.

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

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    SCE Overview

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Pay if you have worked there for years.

    ConsLeadership is good, but needs more improvement.

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

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