Southern California Edison
3.2 of 5 285 reviews
www.sce.com Rosemead, CA 5000+ Employees

Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.2 285 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

(142 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Benefits are fairly good, work/life balance is manageable, meet a lot of good people"
    in 28 reviews
  • "This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department"
    in 28 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not a great environment from upper/senior management"
    in 12 reviews
  • "GONE are the days of work life balance and transparencies / accountabilities"
    in 6 reviews
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My experience at Southern California Edison was very positive and fullfilling for the most part.

Telephone Operator (Former Employee)
Rosemead, CA

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

ProsIn my experience, supervisors and managers genuinely looked out for me and always supported me in taking opportunities to better my skills through training classes or any other type of network event taking place at Edison.

ConsUnfortunately, I was part of a Union. In my group, people with seniority were very self righteous, lacked respect for their job and rules, they were lazy, and often times practiced lack of integrity. Edison's hands are tied when it comes to union folks, and unfortunately the hard working people with the least seniority are the first to go during a RIFT.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop fearing union employees with an abundance of seniority years, just because they threaten to file grievances everytime they don't get their way. It's their way of throwing tantrums, and it works!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible Management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Southern California Edison

ProsGreat Benefits, Great Co workers

ConsThey screw over hard working employees and promote the mediocre.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink before you make some of the decisions you make.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's all good until the new upper management decided to out-source jobs

Application Developer (Current Employee)
Rosemead, CA

I have been working at Southern California Edison for more than 5 years

ProsGood benefit, friendly people, everyone is willing to help each others. Lower management take care of their people.

ConsThe new upper management decided to out-source (Managed Service) the entire IT and thinking that could save some money, soon will realize they are making huge mistake when they receive the bill from the vendor. Vendor's revenue is mostly from "changed request" where every little modification/request will burn a hole in your wallet.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease don't fall into the sales pitch and sell the entire IT. You guys should integrate the IT with Business and be a leader in this industry, not follower.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is the one of the most Racist company I have worked at.

Desktop Engineer (Former Employee)
Irwindale, CA

I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe money was good, but as a African-American, I hated being there each and every day in the 'Computer Lab'

ConsIf you're African-American in the IT department.... Watch out.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify with more minorities, and give them opportunity to talk and discuss in meetings, instead of knowing 'they' better be quiet.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Southern California Edison

ProsGood job and stuff to do

ConsBad decision by management sometimes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Yo don't want to work there

Technical Specialist III (Former Employee)
Brea, CA

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

ProsGood benefits if you work there long enough.

ConsGoing through Reduction in Force, the are laying people off left & right. Letting the good workers go and keeping the lazy ones!

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to the people that do the work and let the working people review their suoervisors

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a great place to work, the benefits out weighed the wages.

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Rosemead, CA

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

ProsThe employees were good people to work with.

ConsSome mangers would micro-manage and set unreasonable expectations.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees to do the right thing to get the job done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrible Company

Human Resources Consultant (Former Employee)
Rosemead, CA

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

ProsThere is no positive reason to associate with this company

ConsSenior leaders are untruthful, self-interested and hipocrites. The HR function is ineffective and delusional.

Advice to Senior ManagementReplace senior leaders and seriously assess priorities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great company, encourage others to apply

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Southern California Edison

Prosexcellent benefits and salary, great co-workers

Conswas let go due to technology

Advice to Senior Managementwish you could have placed everyone who was let go due to new electronic meters

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Declining IT presence

Project/Program Manager (Former Employee)
Azusa, CA

I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits, great people, essential services. There are major initiatives going on to strengthen infrastructure. Being a utility, there is more stability in the industry than in more cyclical industries.

ConsCurrent "Managed Services" initiative is drastically impacting IT at all levels. The stability of the industry is subject to political opportunism. The governor has done much to hurt the utilities industry, as has a CA senator. Job mobility tends to be limited by cronyism and nepotism.

Advice to Senior ManagementSmall, incremental changes will help ensure separation of baby and bathwater. Losing subject matter experts will be vastly more expensive in the long run.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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