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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
343 Reviews

2.8
343 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.  

    Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Trainee I  in  Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Professional Trainee I in Pomona, CA

    Pros

    People 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.

    Cons

    Not cutting edge, and promotions are tenured based.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice 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.

    Cons

    Constant 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    SCE Overview

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Pay if you have worked there for years.

    Cons

    Leadership is good, but needs more improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Diverse experience encompassing all areas of mechanical plant maintenance.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Maintenance Planner Mechanical  in  San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Planner Mechanical in San Clemente, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    The company changed from the Edison family that valued each employee to a money making machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to valuing each and every employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Program/Project Analyst  in  Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program/Project Analyst in Irwindale, CA

    Pros

    Pays very well and offers great benefits along with results sharing (as of now, changes have been occurring), training available and educational reimbursement.

    Cons

    promotions depends on who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth is possible with connections. IT is about to do mass layoffs within the year (2014) to go to Managed services

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall a good place to work

    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to expand your horizons within the company. Pay is comparable to the rest of the industry. The company produces a sustainable product/service. Good company benefits such as matching 401k, pension plan, etc.

    Cons

    Morale is low as company is undergoing a business transformation resulting in unstable work environments due to constant change in personnel and uncertainty in their job situation. Company service territory encompasses 50,000 square miles which could result in a lot of driving in one day depending on your job description

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From first line managers through senior managers, employees need leaders now more than ever.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Political

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Time off policy, Plenty of projects, New technologies

    Cons

    Micromanagement, Politics, favoritism, culture, unhealthy competition

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Massive Change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoy working for a company which provides an essential service to many of the people of Southern California. The vast majority of the employees are hard working and caring. The pay is competitive and the benefit package is excellent.

    Cons

    The electric utility industry is going through massive change and the "traditional" regulated utilities have to adapt or face going out of business. This massive restructuring is causing reductions in force as support services are outsourced and as the core company functions are changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, the CEO of Edison International and the President of Southern California Edison have done a credible job of articulating the need for change. However, some of the newer leadership (less than three years with the company) are making changes without a clear understanding of the potential ramifications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfying

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits and great 401k.

    Cons

    You need to know somebody to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think outside the box

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    With over 20 years experience with this company, I feel their promotion and hiring processes leave a lot to be desired.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Rosemead, CA

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is for the generous salaries. In the past SCE provided salaries and bonuses to their employees based on the employees' contribution. However, not all employees are treated equally. The structure is very rigid.

    Cons

    Not having a full understanding of the selection process that was used to terminate employees during their recent Reduction-in-Force. When the company experienced the last reduction, people with years of services were let go, while newbies were kept. Some replaced those who were let go, which means the positions were not eliminated, just replaced by cheaper labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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