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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
425 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. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for until last year

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Above average benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Benefits have been taken away over the last few years. IT is moving to a managed services model laying off hundreds. No work life balance for IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop proclaiming to say people are important when your practice is to demand more and more out of an exhausted workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It isn't the same any more...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Workplace was close to home, great rapport with teammates, loved the work I was doing.

    Cons

    Company culture has changed drastically over last few years... Company used to look after the employees and employees were loyal and supported the company. Now, over the last few years, Management vision has changed, employee don't matter any more... Hard work, commitment, honestly, loyalty etc don't get you far, connections and politics does...
    Re-orgs, downsizing and lack of vision...

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits but very old school management styles

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits and pay. Co-workers are very nice and helpful

    Cons

    lack of leadership skills and unclear direction from above. Take too long to make a decision as it requires many layers of approval.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive and listen to your employees. Treat them with respect and trust them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scared off by unstable work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly supervisors, great co-workers. Huge company which made it seem like there was an opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    I was hired part time when the company was undergoing a very large Reduction In Force. The medical insurance rates were astronomical for part time employee. The colleagues who were there before me tried to be positive about my longevity, but I left to pursue a more stable job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, too much bureaucracy

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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good While it Lasted

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    Former Employee - Primary Plant Equipment Operator in San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Primary Plant Equipment Operator in San Clemente, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Money and good people

    Cons

    Forced Overtime affected work live balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    N/A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people, Good benefits, good food,

    Cons

    Too far demographically, for me

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    For 18 years i gained much valued experience.

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Irwindale, CA

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

    Pros

    Again, the on the job training experience to be gained here is valuable. Conditions and employee morale here was wonderful until the mid-2000s. Benefits are pretty good too, and i believe that they still are as my wife still works there. The wages offered here are above average; although when i signed a severance package in February of 2013, i had not received a cost of living increase in almost three years (while the upper mgmt. was still receiving record bonuses and raises). A great place to work if all you want or need is good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge here is that in the last ten years this company has turned into a full-on "corporation". Employees are given identification numbers which many times you will use instead of your name. It became very frustrating to work within a "process" filled structure of getting things done with your hands tied behind your back. This company has become suffocated by middle management who do don't understand the actual job or just don't care. A majority of them have an ambitious plan for themselves to elevate into the upper management ranks and don't care about their fellow employees much at all..they are afraid to make things better for fear that their superiors may not like it and remember it at promotion time. This company is very "clicky" as well. Who do you Facebook, party, golf, ride motorcycles, or kiss up to? If you are not "cool" or are not very good at kissing behinds and playing the game so to speak, you will not get very far here. Some people are okay with this, and may even thrive in this sort of environment and that's okay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, please , please, stop the unnecessary weekly meetings, one-on ones and the redundant time wasting of over processing every step. Work and deadlines are never completed and met because employees need to hand this paper/request to a manager who then passes it to another manager who then passes it to another, and another etc., only to then have the idea changed for the process to start all over again. If you want a true picture of So Ca Edison and it's inner workings, watch the movie "Office Space". This movie will be like your first day at Edison. Corporate Irwindale and the G.O. buildings have many many "Lumbergs" who can't seem to get enough "TPS Reports".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    The culture at SCE is very political.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    SCE has very good benefits

    Cons

    No opportunities for career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    OVER STRESSED AND UNDER PAID

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great
    Co-workers are very nice
    free lunch on holidays

    Cons

    Too much mandatory overtime no time for personal life
    Customer are very angry always
    Company always puts customers first but never had sympathy for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's nice to get a thank you for your customer service and hard work sometimes!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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