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Administrative aide

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Administrative Aide in Rosemead, CA
Former Employee - Administrative Aide in Rosemead, CA

I worked at Southern California Edison

Pros

Good Pay and easy job

Cons

To move up its all about who you know and not what you know.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees.

No opinion of CEO

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    Employee-friendly and stable company to work in

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    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
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from from certain departments

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    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
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