Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
397 Reviews
2.9
397 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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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.  

    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

    I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor (more than an year)

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Diverse experience encompassing all areas of mechanical plant maintenance.

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

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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program/Project Analyst in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program/Project Analyst in Irwindale, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to work

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

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

    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.

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Political

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Time off policy, Plenty of projects, New technologies

    Cons

    Micromanagement, Politics, favoritism, culture, unhealthy competition

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Massive Change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  8. 2 people 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Rosemead, CA

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

    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
  9.  

    Satisfying

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

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

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to Start or end Your Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Irwindale, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience if you're in the right team and given the opportunity of work. Great salary and benefits. IT department is fairly laid back. Lots of volunteering and fundraising events.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, things move slowly due to large company and approval processes, and management has favoritism. It's more of who you know on some cases. Company has been going through layoffs and will be rolling out managed services this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the employees/manager that deserves to be promoted. Contractors should be treated better. Don't have a meeting just to have a meeting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company running into a storm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, benefits, good public image and pride of serving community. Employee loyalty is second to none.

    Cons

    Monopoly utility business model result in government style accounting model, lead to lack of efficiency, unable to adapt, connected inner circle and heavy politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although this is a monopoly business, it is not necessary to run business as like a government agency. With privileged resources, you can still run the company with a more competitive style. For example, instead of restrict organization into functional group, allow multiple groups carry similar function and let the dynamic of competition to select the best result. Many technology companies are famous of running in this model. Albeit not every organization functions fit this model, this proves to be the most effective way of exploring into new innovative business areas full of uncertainty and competition, a new trick hundred year old utility company inevitably must acquire in near future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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