Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
424 Reviews
3.0
424 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department (in 47 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of clear direction from senior management (in 15 reviews)

  • GONE are the days of work life balance and transparencies / accountabilities (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old Fashioned, not willing to embrace the future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistance IV in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistance IV in Rosemead, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Office Moral and Culture is very supportive of each other. The benefits are great, if you are a full time employee. Great projects to collaborate with numerous government and private entities.

    Cons

    Managers lack integrity throughout each department. Everyone has been brought up to be "Babied" and fed with a Silver Spoon. Money is spent left and right, without any conscious decision to budget and truly look at cost reduction instead of cost increase. The ripple affect flowing to the rate payers. IT department has been outsourced, make routine IT service calls a hassle. Managers " Micro-manage" like they have nothing to do. Company is unwilling to embrace the future of the utility industry; ie solar.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good people to work with

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Great pay and right by the ocean

    Cons

    Too much micro management from upper management

  3.  

    Contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Architect in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Architect in Irwindale, CA

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

    Pros

    you don't do anything specially work

    Cons

    other than people killing each other at work it was good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do something

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's about time IT was outsourced

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Cutting unnecessary talent and promoting those who actually make this company happen, T&D will live for ever

    Cons

    Computers are old, offices are average, mgmt is uneducated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to school

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Jobs not secure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  7.  

    Good Company Under Transition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Changing Reality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (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
  9.  

    Good pay and benefits. Good opportunities for advancement.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Disappointment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in San Clemente, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    SCE Call Center

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (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

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