Southern California Edison

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  1. 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
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    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
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    The culture at SCE is very political.

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    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
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  5. 9 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
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Quasi-governmental characteristics with strong workplace politics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture is more life-work balanced environment than other typical companies. Wide variety of job opportunities and a more stable operation in a recession but no significant upside opportunities during expansion, either. Flexible work arrangement such as 4/10 (4 days 10 hours a week) or 9/80 (9 days 80 hours for every two weeks).

    Cons

    Due to the rate case being approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, the company is subject to significant scrutiny. This creates a highly bureaucratic workplace politics, resource management, and turf war.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big, old company. Needs a refreshing vision.

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    Current Employee - Distribution Engineer
    Current Employee - Distribution Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great people work for SCE. I received great training when I started. I like the innovation that I see going on in my workgroup.

    Cons

    Disparities between workgroups are huge. Some have too much work and some too little. I sense a lack of strategy, and focus from management. Management doesn't acknowledge the main contributors/assets, and the best move on to other companies. Since I started here we have laid off about 4,000 employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business processes are very obfuscated here. If they could be clarified and it would increase productivity. There's a huge disconnect between senior management and the lower level employees, I imagine that's a middle management problem, but who knows. Perks started good but are continually getting trimmed, how to you plan to retain talent?

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 13 people found this helpful  

    Proud to have worked there but as a colleague once stated "It's now a company without a soul"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and they generally attract very talented people. They have a positive public perception that is carefully guarded.

    Cons

    Since the workplace shooting incident in December 2012 the culture has gone from pressure cooker to management witch hunt with steady and significant pressure to outsource as many jobs as possible regardless of it actually saving money or making the company more efficient. The nature of decoupled rates and high rate of return on capital spending has set up rather perverse company economics and culture. Other than the President and CEO, there is a constant shift and change of managers and leaders with year over year increase in fear and instability. The culture does not embrace positive change and seems geared toward snuffing out anyone that dares to try to make things better. A wise long term employee once told me "The smart employees are little turtles that learn to simply keep their heads down and wait for each wave to pass". If you are not in T&D core positions, you are not much more than a necessary evil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ron & Ted, the past several years you have changed a company that anyone would be proud to spend a career at into a revolving door of new people rather than actually providing a vision and driving positive internal change. While you collect millions each year the people in your care are dying on the vine, fired for being merely accused of unsubstantiated "crimes" and laid off not for increased efficiency or cost reduction but rather the need to do something, in fact do anything to make you appear proactive is without a soul or conscience. You're economic strategy of spending billions of capital in many cases as a mechanism of increased earnings and disregard for the affects of beating down O&M (people) will catch up to you. When the public finds out that you frivolously blow through "good" money IE: capital in many cases solely aimed at reducing "bad" money IE: O&M the outrage will force your ouster.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work , now not so much.

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist III in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist III in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Great people.

    Cons

    Highest level of management only care about themselves and whatever they can take out of the company. They are willing to sacrifice lower level personnel to pad their bank accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have already ruined a great company and the lives of many that committed their lives to it. Should have given the people you laid off an offer of a reduced salary to save money rather then toss them to the curb. Outsourcing will never replace the talent you purged. What you saved in wages of IT talent you will lose in core TDBU employee productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company pays well, but still a boys club

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    With right manager, you get training, raises

    Cons

    outsourced IT to India, no promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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