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SCANA Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome company to gain experience or start a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Jenkinsville, SC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Jenkinsville, SC

    I worked at SCANA

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, great benefits, well established and will not lay off in hard economical times. Also there are many different hats you can wear within the company. It's very common to see people who have moved form office to office within SCANA.

    Cons

    Limited if you want to eventually move around to a different discipline of mechanical engineering if you work for an energy company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My management was doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IT only in Columbia

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

    I worked at SCANA

    Pros

    Great job at keeping everyone informed on what's going on within the company.

    Cons

    Horrible for IT if you want to move up in Charleston. Completely unhappy with the mentality they have towards Columbia and Charleston

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are keeping your long term employees who have put in the time with you. Highly respected and long term employees have left.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overlooked but expected to over produce

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

    I worked at SCANA (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wow! A few years ago this would have been the first section I completed; today it's difficult. I really can't find pros except the people.

    Cons

    Very difficult to enthusiastically go to work these days; culture of the company has changed. Once a great culture and atmosphere. Advancement appears to be biased based on who you know not what you know. Currently working for a manager that knows absolutely nothing about what I do and is proud of it based on comments. Very poor merit increase system ~ not based on performance but management manipulation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experienced, dedicated, long term employees are leaving! The company seems to be toppling in regard to Employee satisfaction & growth; as well as customer service and relationship building. Every department acts as a single entity instead of togetherness. The same is apparent for other subsidiaries. Award employees rightfully. Stress levels are high...overworked, underpaid & under-staffed.

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

    A company with a lot of potential but too conservative for its own good

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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 SCANA

    Pros

    Fairly solid and stable - few layoffs or personnel cuts

    Cons

    Great stock placed on SACRED values but these are not followed in practice. Very difficult to advance into management unless you know someone higher up. Achievement is not rewarded and there is no pay for performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that your people are your greatest asset and reward them accordingly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Company could be promising with the right upper management team, Overall Good People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer-II in Cayce, SC
    Former Employee - Engineer-II in Cayce, SC

    I worked at SCANA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits for currently employed employees. They cut the pension out last year, so no new hires from here on will be able to get a cash balance pension. They match 6% for 401k and you are immediately vested. Vacation is good and grows with time with the company.

    Cons

    Inadequate upper level management, Must know someone to move up in the company, Not many vertical opportunities available, Company is strapped for cash with the construction of two new nuclear plants (which probably only 1 of which will be completed), Pay is below average at best unless you are in management, High population of baby boomers who will be retiring and putting financial stress on the company along with other challenges, New CEO is an accountant (Money guy) and makes most decisions solely on financials

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat at SCE&G to reduce unnecessary O&M, There is a habit of SCE&G having too many people on a job site or on a project, Care about your people (not just the bottom line), Don't risk the entire value of the company in the future on one project, Take care of your people and the competent ones will not jump ship, Update your approach to the job and get into the 21st century, Don't be afraid to spend money on your people (It will more than pay for itself)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great company 4 years ago

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

    I have been working at SCANA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Share Price of common stock

    Cons

    There was Zero Cons 4 years ago, Times are changing and so are my Benefits!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the traditions of this company alive and stop Conforming to the modern Corporation. Put employees first. With the reduction in benefits comes the reduction of quality employees which compounds into future weakness in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Horrible Company and not for minorities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at SCANA

    Pros

    Good wages, stable company, provides power .

    Cons

    The office culture is very 1960's. If you are of color, you may not fit in, especially in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DIVERSITY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Safe and slow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Junior Analyst - Leadership Development in Cayce, SC
    Current Intern - Junior Analyst - Leadership Development in Cayce, SC

    I have been working at SCANA as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    safe, easy, never have to worry about anything. impossible to get fired. show up and smile and you're good forever. great 401k program and decent pay

    Cons

    way too slow. no growth opportunities because everyone stays with the company for 50 years. didn't learn much outside of the first several months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Jr. Co-op Engineer

    Former Employee - Coop Junior Engineer
    Former Employee - Coop Junior Engineer

    I worked at SCANA full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for a co-op. People are usually friendly depending on what office they put you in.

    Cons

    They'll place you where they want you, department and city included.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goals and objectives for co-op are clear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Poor leadership and treatment of employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainer II in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Trainer II in Aiken, SC

    I worked at SCANA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable overall company, solid business to be in

    Cons

    Corporate leadership did not supervise leaders in the Aiken operation to ensure they where operating in a professional, people-centric, and positive manner. Used people as tools with little concern for personal obligations like children. Would demand employees stay past scheduled hours with little or no notice regardless of parental obligations. Very clicky, only promoted on likability factor--not leadership skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be involved with the day to day operations of the satellite. Use unscheduled visits and employee conversations to get a true look of the practices used by management. Ensure leaders have REAL development and proven skills and eliminate nepotism and favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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