Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Southern California Edison CEO Pedro Pizarro
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good in general depending on which department you are with (in 41 reviews)

  • This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of clear direction from senior management (in 15 reviews)

  • GONE are the days of work life balance and transparencies / accountabilities (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work with

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-4 in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-4 in Rosemead, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team, Culture, perks, support and Technology

    Cons

    Senior management, Leadership, promotions, politics and processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not depend on lower management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. my experience working with company was great

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    Former Contractor - Great Job in Rosemead, CA
    Former Contractor - Great Job in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    the environment was a learning environment. the culture was a relaxed professional and productive

    Cons

    management, hiring and firing policy's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train employees. don't expect them to know everything coming on board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Overall, SCE was a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were both very good. Most colleagues and managers were great to work with, and I grew professionally.

    Cons

    The company is currently in the mode of doing more downsizing, so I don't think that this is the place to be if you are looking for long-term employment. Some departments and groups are more "equal" than others, which can be frustrating looking in if you aren't on one of those teams. The company is slow to remove problem employees, giving the impression that management condones the behavior. This, in turn, hurts morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop relying so much on high priced consultancy firms for guidance. Also, in light of all the recent layoffs, it is bad form to send out emails announcing the addition of yet another executive while the rank and file worry about their own jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Good people, everyone helps each other out, lots to learn, room to grow

    Cons

    Lots of time at the desk, can be a long commute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Lack of integrity and leadership = future is grim

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

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

    Pros

    The company has provided Great benefits and salaries. We called it the golden handcuffs. A pulse was development of employees teamwork and quality service to customers.

    Cons

    Ethics is used to protect the company rather than reviewing a complaint and being honest in handling appropriately. Many promotions are scams and manipulated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example....people talk and know what goes on behind closed doors. Quit eliminating officers who understand a utility. Handling of capital projects and maintenance is being disregarded. The future will bring many outages to the customers. The direction Edison is going is a tragedy because of managements lack of true leadership. Things will not get better because there is no care about employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great benefits but unfulfilling work

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    Former Employee - Project Analyst II
    Former Employee - Project Analyst II

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits. SCE has great benefits. I had LASIK done and it was considerably cheaper because SCE covered the bulk of the cost.

    Cons

    As a IT project analyst, I noticed a lot of people were paid a decent amount to do little work (myself included). Also, a lot of the older generation are slower and had a poor understanding of simple computer tools like Excel and Powerpoint. Also, much of IT was wiped out in the last 2 years during several rounds of layoffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Slow moving, stable (mostly), buearacratic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    The best parts of working here include work-life balance, predictability, and perks like going to the gym and working from home on occasion. A few groups even get every other Friday. Pay raises are fairly predictable based on where you fall on the internal salary scale. Once you get to the top of the scale though, pay raises are unlikely unless you get promoted which can take a long time in some cases.

    Cons

    The job stability expected of a major utility can no longer be taken for granted. Management has been relying heavily on consultants to guide expense reduction initiatives which include employee count reduction. The utility has been slow to make decisions and implement though so there the workforce reduction has been ongoing for several years so far. A lot of other 'initiatives' like pay for performance are announced though years go by with little to no change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Changing Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Good salary and bonus structure along with good benefits

    Cons

    2014 was a real financial success and leadership sees it as a good opportunity to reshape the company using many executive led initiatives. The President speaks of downsizing causing much stress to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example. If your Rate Challenge initiatives did not achieve the desired results, the IT outsourcing is fraught with problems maybe those that make decisions to RIF employees are not nearly as savvy business people as they think. More of the same thinking the results will be different, really? As for the H-1b visas, the IT outsourcing to Tata and Infosys who do use many H-1bs cannot be disconnected from the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company with lots of opportunities for advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people, the benefits, the work hours, the company gatherings

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload would require a lot of Overtime on weekends, but that is also a pro in my book. Management hired based on favoritism not on skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suggestion box for employees to anonymously or openly contribute their ideas and opinions for a better ran facility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    interesting work, but a hierarchical company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall, working at Southern California Edison is a good experience. It's interesting work, I like lower management, there's a pretty good work/life balance, and the pay is quite competitive all things considered.

    Cons

    Southern California Edison is a rather hierarchical company in which senior management makes most decisions regardless of whether those decisions are important. Also, it's headquartered in Rosemead, which is far away from everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should learn to delegate decisions. They spend too much time on low value / impact issues. Also, they need to be the start of cultural change. Southern California Edison needs to move from the old world where everyone slides by as long as you show up to a more competitive workplace where people are compensated based on the value they provide. I think this change has started to some degree.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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