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Employee-friendly and stable company to work in

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irwindale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA

Pros

Employment stability,
Work-life balance,
Employee benefits including retirement,
Diversified workforce,
Work-hour flexibility and
Overall a friendly environment where people respect each other.

Cons

Not a true performance-driven environment,
Things move slowly due to organizational setup,
Culture is more consensus-driven than independent decision-driven
Chances of promotion are less as compared to other companies

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Although difficult to change the culture of this size but a performance-driven culture will motivate the performers to scale to greater heights and provide opportinity to rise within the organization quickly

Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Southern California Edison

  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from from certain departments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Specialist  in  Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Specialist in Rosemead, CA

    Pros

    Great place if you want stability, offers great benefits and profit participation. Depending on management, can be a great place to work. Depending on your work group, opportunities for growth. Once you're hired by the company, you're practically guaranteed lifetime employment as company is reluctant to fire people with known workplace problems.

    Cons

    * 18 month residency rule--you must be in your current position for 18 months before you can apply for other jobs. Even if you get promoted, this resets your 18 month clock. I've seen management promote people just so they don't transfer out after their residency ends (tip: you can turn down promotions).
    * Uneven promotion criteria. I've seen people get promoted who don't even meet the criteria outlined by the Manager 3 of what it took for promotion (none of the promoted met the criteria).
    * Lack of qualified managers or management training. For example Cost Estimating is being run by an MBA grad a couple years out of business school who said he wanted to make employees happy, wanted to focus on career development, wanted a work environment based on respect and teamwork; but has made decisions and changes that proved quite the contrary.
    * Very bureaucratic company. Lack of teamwork. I agree with the reviewer if there was an open market, SCE would be very slow to make necessary changes. Right now, it's an overbloated company. Seems like more managers and employees are hired to fuel bureaucratic needs (i.e. managers hired to coordinate expectations and requests between two work groups).
    * Bad hiring decisions. I've seen managers with hardly any applicable experience and no people skills being hired. For example the managers running TDBU Cost Estimating have no actual cost estimating experience and haven't even gone through the process of estimating a project. They make major changes without even consulting existing employee.
    * Too many employees close to retirement who are just phoning it in. Seriously, this is a drag on morale as younger people are picking up the slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More two-way communication between management and employees. There should be something that allows employees to provide feedback about management. This would greatly address many workplace issues.
    More management accountability when it comes to workplace issues
    Don't be afraid to fire people for fear of lawsuits

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    SCE - a good, stable company to work for

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great, and probably one of the last secure companies to work for with long-term stability. Several employees have been around for well over 20 years. The company has a good commitment towards developing in house talent with formal development programs.

    Cons

    With stability also comes a general lack of motivation among many employees. Upward mobility can be slow as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice job with personal development program. Try to do something about complacent workers who've been around for years and no longer perform.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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