Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
358 Reviews
2.9
358 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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  

    Jobs not secure.

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary. So-so working condition.

    Cons

    IT outsourced too much. Should have put right people in right positions.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company Under Transition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    The Compensation and Benefits are above average for the local market.

    Cons

    Speed of change needed for transition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Changing Reality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Long tradition of providing customer service

    Cons

    In the midst of belt tightening

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good pay and benefits. Good opportunities for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Power Equipment Operator  in  San Onofre, CA
    Former Employee - Nuclear Power Equipment Operator in San Onofre, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay 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.

    Cons

    Difficult 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Disappointment

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant  in  San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in San Clemente, CA

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    What 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 ManagementAdvice

    You guys fouled up a good thing.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, helping people.

    Cons

    No support for management or supervisors, if your supervisor disliked you, you where held back from possible advancement.

  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Controlled Growth, talent means nothing here!

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    As 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.

    Cons

    While 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    SCE Call Center

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The Standards of Performance metrics are challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management at this time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    New employee

    Current Employee - Engineer II  in  Alhambra, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Alhambra, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits and perks are awesome. Job stability.

    Cons

    My 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please 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.)

    Recommends
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A political company

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer  in  San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in San Clemente, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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