Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    IT Business Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Irwindale, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Edison has good pay and good benefits. One of the last places at offers a pension and 1for1 401 contribution. Many different locations to transfer to, if you want to change jobs after the 18mo residency.

    Cons

    IT right now is a disaster, outsourced, and the rest of the company is suffering as a result. Lots of nepotism. Saw alot of good employees let go, people were released not by their skill set, but its a who you know environment. Mgrs are a mess with very little mgmt experience or ones who dont really care. Their answer to the shooting was to outsource, which is proving to be a bad decision. They should have retrained their mgmt team instead of outsourcing. Ultimately CEOs fault for not paying attention to what was going on or for allowing a bad plan to be enacted.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to plan and budget. To this day, managers still dont know how much projects costs or know how to plan. Take some planning classes for goodness sake! Pedro, how you can you let IT outsource and have no plan for fixing their problems? They believed infosys & TCS hook-line&sinker and this is why the company is suffering. IT should be monitoring these consultants and IT is letting them self monitor!


  2. Helpful (2)

    Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Very poor middle management. Do not reward performance.


  3. Helpful (1)

    IT Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and challenging work

    Cons

    "old boy" network clearly in evidence, even with recent changes. Many protected by the setup for their incompetence as well as their actions. The company talks a good line about harrassment but does not act.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and smell the roses ... people don't care to be taken advantage of and your latest moves had many good people leave rather than stay under the new conditions.


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  5. Customer Solutions Rep II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

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

    Pros

    From What I know mostly a good place to work. Work life Balance is not bad

    Cons

    Just stay away from the RSO division

    Advice to Management

    limited


  6. Good pay, corporate madness

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Processing Lead in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Data Processing Lead in Rosemead, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus
    Good pay for easy work

    Cons

    Management out of touch with employees
    Boring work (it's data entry, what do you expect)
    Politics and scheming definitely involved if you want to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees more


  7. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Rosemead, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of variety related to new projects, new technology, new systems, along with new assignments. Some good managers with experience and skills. Some good individual contributors both staff and manual workers who work long and hard supporting the day to day activities that keep the lights on (the oftentimes unrecognized and unsung heroes).

    Cons

    Some not too good managers with little experience and skills, who appear to be groomed for success, sometimes due to favoritism rather than results related to actual value added contributions.

    Advice to Management

    New diverse cross-section of senior management being promoted and/or brought in from outside (new blood) who appear to be well connected/favored but in my opinion do not appear to be good department/business leaders ... touting ineffective management still embedded in the ranks with an entitlement culture, which is well masked and hidden, but unfortunately still in place and condoned. Need to address this problem ... some efforts have been made in some Business Units, but an inconsistent approach has been applied.


  8. Outsourced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, location, tuition reimbursement, high compensation

    Cons

    outsourced to India-based company, corporate excellence not a top priority


  9. Great benefits but unfulfilling work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Analyst II
    Former Employee - Project Analyst II

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. SCE has great benefits. I had LASIK done and it was considerably cheaper because SCE covered the bulk of the cost.

    Cons

    As a IT project analyst, I noticed a lot of people were paid a decent amount to do little work (myself included). Also, a lot of the older generation are slower and had a poor understanding of simple computer tools like Excel and Powerpoint. Also, much of IT was wiped out in the last 2 years during several rounds of layoffs.


  10. Changing Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

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

    Pros

    Good salary and bonus structure along with good benefits

    Cons

    2014 was a real financial success and leadership sees it as a good opportunity to reshape the company using many executive led initiatives. The President speaks of downsizing causing much stress to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. If your Rate Challenge initiatives did not achieve the desired results, the IT outsourcing is fraught with problems maybe those that make decisions to RIF employees are not nearly as savvy business people as they think. More of the same thinking the results will be different, really? As for the H-1b visas, the IT outsourcing to Tata and Infosys who do use many H-1bs cannot be disconnected from the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    The times they are a changing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good life balance

    Cons

    Atmosphere changing - people constantly being laid off



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