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Excellent company with great pay, benefits, and good management.

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Former Employee - Technical Specialist IV  in  San Clemente, CA
Former Employee - Technical Specialist IV in San Clemente, CA

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

Pros

While I would not call it a family oriented organization, the management I worked with was always respectful and treated their employees well. The pay was excellent for the work required, as were the benefits. The work can be very rewarding, and I thoroughly enjoyed my job.

My supervision only accepted work done right and was always striving to excel in the industry. Always willing to listen and take action where warranted, management conveyed a sense of trust, at least in the engineering department where I spent my most recent time.

Cons

As a large company, the family feel that used to be the rule in SCE is no longer there. EIX (the parent company of SCE) is a business first. Since the electrical power production industry no longer guarantees that the utility will make a profit, that is probably necessary. However, if the worker isn't fortunate enough to get a good supervisor (not all are stellar) then SCE can become very impersonal. Sometimes there can be a riff between management and represented personnel, but overall I found the company willing to work with its employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay closer attention to your supervisors and management to ensure they are representing the company with the values that are presented to every employee. The fact that a supervisor has worked for the company for many years doesn't necessarily make them a good supervisor or manager. Promote those that deserve it and show the leadership skills desired in a good supervisor or manager.

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    Overall a good place to work

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are very good. Most of the managers want to see you do well and be successful in your job. There are many processes in place that allow for a healthy check and balance of the work place. Generally, most people are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape. It is very difficult to get approval and then you get dinged for taking too long to get approvals. Although there are budgets for personal development there isn't any time, so you end up not taking advantage of it because management doesn't work with you to make it happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management may want to think about adopting a company wide management style or philosophy. There would be happier employees if there was company wide consistency. Generally it is a very good company except for those pockets that bring everyone down.

    Recommends
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learned that management lacks leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Good benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Management lacks leadership and integrity!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good ole boys mentality needs to stop, after all, this is Los Angeles, CA - melting pot of a diverse society.

    Doesn't Recommend
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