Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated August 26, 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)

  • Good benefits but for managers' favorites only (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management want to outsourcing american's job to offshore companies because they can and been awarding many bonus / stocks from share holder (in 15 reviews)

  • Work life balance sometimes lean towards work (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Technical Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Lackadaisical work ethic, often no clear lines of authority or leadership; disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Better teamwork, communication, and direction.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Edison is not a good place to work anymore!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Edison has good on the job training, education reimbursement, benefits including pension, 401K plan. Working environment is collaborative.

    Cons

    Edison has been going through layoff in different departments. IT jobs are being outsourced to India. Morales are low for most employees. Most jobs are dead end jobs without career path.

    Advice to Management

    Boost morale among employees in various departments. If you management going to lay off employees, get it done and move on. Don't drag on layoffs.


  3. Solution Architect/Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect/Data Management Technical Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect/Data Management Technical Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent job with lots of technology products and solution.

    Cons

    there are no downsides.One should be prepared to put that extra effort to learn and put into production use.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Not what it used to be. Not what it should be. Not what it could be.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Irwindale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been here for some great years It has been a quality place to work for most of my time here. Work-Life balance was important and respected. Edison had almost a family feel. I worked with friends not just coworkers. Employees were valued and listened to. Customers were important. Doing the right thing was rewarded. Empowerment was given and supported. Compensation is solid.

    Cons

    Many of the Pros have gradually slipped away. Empowerment lost out to Compliance. JD Powers ranking wins over customer care. Make Goal at all costs! We were told that our coworkers were NOT our friends. Your coworkers would turn you in if it came to that. The close, family feel is mostly gone. Now we fill out surveys so upper management can hire the next consultant to determine what is going on. Employees are afraid to speak up and say what's really going on. I probably should not submit this...

    Advice to Management

    Use fewer consultants and get out and listen to what customers and employees are saying. Managers are drinking the Kool Aid to survive. They aren't allowed the time to represent the front ranks.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Covina, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Covina, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big complex environment with a lot of opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Outsource most of IT infrastructure to India.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Lead by examples instead of just empty words.


  7. Helpful (1)

    sub operator

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    Former Employee - Substation Operator in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Substation Operator in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Management can be a little insensitive

    Advice to Management

    Be more open


  8. Information Technology Specialist

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist III in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist III in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    An industry leader and technology advocate

    Cons

    Much of IT been outsourced

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees with internal business and system knowledge.


  9. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer I
    Former Employee - Engineer I

    Pros

    There were tons of projects and most all colleagues were amazing people to hang out with as well. There were a lot of group activities/clubs that employees could participate in.

    Cons

    It tended to get pretty busy, which could be a good thing. However, as it is at any place, you tended to get exhausted by the end of the day. Not that bad of a con though. Office layout was in cubicle format - I tend to prefer more of an open layout for more opportunities to communicate, bounce off ideas, increase creativity.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend management to encourage times for play that could strengthen the teams. Consider removing cubicle office layout and use open layout instead for reasons mentioned above.


  10. senior system analyst

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    Former Employee - Financial/Systems Analyst in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Financial/Systems Analyst in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salary, 40lK, education reimbursement, training incentives

    Cons

    SCE is moving towards contractors performing the jobs in India


  11. Life with Edison

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at Edison you will be surrounded by quality professionals and support staff. There are not many slackers working at SCE.

    Cons

    For such a large company the pace is challenging. The fast paced day to day environment often out of control because of the larger urgency.

    Advice to Management

    Management pressures are realized by all staff. But like any military-style complex, there is nothing anyone can do to change a course that has already been set.



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