Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good in general depending on which department you are with (in 41 reviews)

  • Good benefits but for managers' favorites only (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management want to outsourcing american's job to offshore companies because they can and been awarding many bonus / stocks from share holder (in 15 reviews)

  • Work life balance sometimes lean towards work (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Changing Organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in San Clemente, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are many smart people. If you surround yourself around these individuals you will definitely learn a lot. And can succeed.

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics. There is a lot of deadwood there. The organization is always changing because of technological advancements, but that is business. There are many that work hard and then there are the others that take advantage and don't add value to the organization one bit. Usually you can spot once they open their mouth.

    Advice to Management

    Hire for talent not for tenure. Not every manager deserves to manage. Not everyone in a leadership position is a leader.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Reorganization

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial/Systems Analyst in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Financial/Systems Analyst in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits; education reimbursement, 401K, retirement, annual $400 preventive to pay for Gym membership, etc.

    Cons

    In the midst of re-organization. IT department was moved to a contractor in India and more layoffs are coming.

    Advice to Management

    Give up your bonus for a year and keep some of the jobs. A novel idea!


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    Company Outlook

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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 benefits. Long history in community.

    Cons

    Company is going through significant transformation, which could mean better opportunities or continued reductions.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Current Conditions

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    Current Employee - N/A in La Verne, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in La Verne, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    SCE is a leader when it comes to employee pay and benefits. Many other companies benchmark against SCE to come up with standards. They have excellent advancement opportunities, education reimbursement and some of it's people are amazing to work with.

    Cons

    SCE is currently reducing work force, they have been doing it since 2013 and are following an outsourcing model to reduce their overhead. Currently our department is facing an 80% work force reduction and word is this will continue throughout for another 5 years. It is no longer a company to retire with. The current employees are good skilled people, it's a shame that they are letting them go.

    Advice to Management

    The wheel continues to get reinvented, processes and procedures have been in place yet with every new leader comes a different philosophy. In my experience, the new philosophies fail and end up being of no value and the old ways rise up again showing that the processes in place were valuable.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Manager 1

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Overall lots of opportunity initally

    Cons

    Management touts need to change culture but then claims 120 years culture as a proud fact. A lot of politics and poor management practices - they have lost concern for employees that was one of their best strengths; not it is just profit. Too many layers of management.

    Advice to Management

    Forget being politically correct and move to transformational management. Return to real concern for employees. Less offshore work would help also as well as hiring citizens. Many methodologies touted but not actually used. Process improvement should be a major effort by people that can actually do it as opposed to many junior folks that do not have a clue. Rather than raising San an Offree just get rid of water cooled reactors and go to air cooled. They need a paradigm shift and need to address public opinion and political hacks rather than being afraid of them. Use of the existing infrastructure would save millions of dollars. Your past layoffs were foolish and hurt your image by employees especially long term employees.


  7. Short, but sweet

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Salary, results sharing, co-workers, benefits

    Cons

    Working hours, high demand, stressful environment, low morale


  8. Nuclear Security Officer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Surveillance Officer in Murrieta, CA
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Surveillance Officer in Murrieta, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits and 401k was outstanding

    Cons

    Poor Leadership that had no clue on how to manage at San Onofre. Promotions were done by the good ole boy club

    Advice to Management

    not much to say the plant was shut down at San Onofre


  9. Helpful (1)

    Many layers of management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management. Hard to get anything done. Management treats workers poorly.


  10. Sr. Financial Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bellflower, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bellflower, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and Pay and Executives truly care about changing the company culture.

    Cons

    Culture resistant to change but the company is trying hard to change the Edison culture.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Bloated and fat

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Irwindale, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Southern California Edison has many, many great perks for its employees. Bonuses at non-management levels, health per diem, numerous affinity groups geared towards minorities and special interests, 401K matching, etc. It's a fairly comfortable place to work with some great people to work with. Work load, pressures, and stresses were very low at least while I was employed there. In the three years I worked for Edison, I think I put in one day of overtime. I can't even recall why I stayed late that day. The company, at least outward facing, stresses work-life balance, and it's evident in the work load.

    Cons

    The overall professional culture at SCE is very dysfunctional. The hierarchical structure, and there are A LOT of layers, is overt and does form separations of rank and position. In my opinion from observation is that relationships amongst its employees (managers or otherwise) seem to matter more than capabilities. The organization is very fat and slow in not just the head count of employees but the business processes which govern the work, the layers of bureaucratic red tape, and glad handing that needs to occur. Managers often are more concerned with empire building than keeping agile and effective, often back filling positions whether the head count is needed or not. While employed with SCE, I often had stints of time where I had very little to do. My work was very focused and didn't allow for much outside of my responsibilities. The work was not very rewarding. And at least in my department, there wasn't much offered for professional growth. Because of the nature of how SCE is funded, via state funding, it fosters an environment not focused on efficiency. Often it is beneficial to spend more because it provides a platform for when the GRC (General Rate Case) is developed to request more and more money from the state.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to executives and managers alike at SCE is to keep things lean where possible. Empire building can't be the focus for a business that requires outside funding and where public scrutinization is ever present. I know cost-cutting has been a focus for SCE in recent years (e.g. IT has been outsourced) but I'd be lying if I didn't think moves such as these were made to preserve the clout and monetary benefits the upper management have come to expect, and maybe rely on personally.



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