Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Southern California Edison CEO Pedro Pizarro
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)

    Run Run As Fast As You Can

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Strategic Business Partner in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Strategic Business Partner in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Their is nothing good about this company and worst of all are the HR Leaders!

    Cons

    HR Directors are political and only look out for themselves. Absolutely no strategy to guide their teams to become effective and efficient. Talent Acquisition is a complete mess and the leaders hide results by using funny data in order to collect their bonuses. They manipulate data to provide the results they are looking for in order to meet their goals. Look out for a Christmas Miracle which will bring their goals just to the level to obtain a full bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Read a book on Ethics!


  2. Helpful (3)

    Edison

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendora, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendora, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, close to home, move up quickly, reviews reflect performance, coworkers

    Cons

    layoffs, upper management lack of knowledge

    Advice to Management

    don't do constant layoffs and higher younger people for less money


  3. Helpful (5)

    Horrible Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing - this company is awful

    Cons

    Everything - leadership is disorganized and only care about their bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Please leave


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  5. Helpful (10)

    The Good and Bad... Very Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My immediate team is amazing to work with; lots of opportunity to get exposure (possibly because the workload is so high that any “qualified” set of hands will do); competitive compensation.

    Cons

    SCE is facing serious problems – here’s the basics: - The electric industry, as it has been traditionally practiced, is currently being threatened (e.g., due to emerging technologies such as solar generation, local storage, etc.), and it is clear that drastic changes must take place in order to remain competitive, or even remain in existence. Note that SCE charges well above the national average per kWh, and the rate is going to keep increasing over time (while other technologies become more accessible, stable, cheaper, and have less of a negative impact on the environment) - Further, SCE is an infrastructure-based business, where they have moved almost entirely out of the energy generation space, and create revenue by “renting their wires” – much of this antiquated infrastructure is at its “due date” and needs to be replaced. - Given the above, SCE is being pulled in multiple competing directions, and they are unclear on how to best move forward. This company will not be successful unless industry-changing ideas are created, implemented, and begin to yield positive results now. That said, these issues make for an extremely turbulent work environment – here are a couple of examples that SCE is currently experiencing: - Constant and on-going large-scale layoffs - Constant changes in leadership - Constant changes in organizational goals and direction - Constant changes to what an employee’s job responsibilities may entail - Less resources -including human capital- to accomplish tasks Accordingly, the culture is absolutely horrible, where: - Many employees fear they may lose their job any day (and those jumping ship to work at other organizations is becoming more regular) - Employee frustration and negativity is at an all-time high, significantly impacting the atmosphere of the work environment in an adverse fashion (both in corporate and in the field); many employees feel they are not being properly supported by leadership - The workload is increasing by the second (or lots of re-work and project elimination after significant investment) Needless to say, extreme stress does not even begin to express the impact this has created for me and my family. I highly recommend looking elsewhere for employment.

    Advice to Management

    Be more thoughtful about change, especially as it relates to your workforce.


  6. Helpful (10)

    Every Day Has Become a Personal Hell

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are above market. SCE has become such a terrible place to work that the high compensation and complacency are now the primary reasons why people stick around.

    Cons

    Good people are voluntarily leaving for better companies on a weekly basis due to the massive layoffs that started last year and will last throughout 2016. Walking into the office feels like walking into a tomb. Morale is at its all all time low (even worse than after 2011 onsite shootings/murders) and everyone looks miserable and stressed. I plan to leave soon because working at SCE has become a very toxic place to work. Pizarro has been President for over a year and has been disappointingly ineffective. He leads by consensus and lets the "old guard" roll all over him. Nothing will improve.

    Advice to Management

    Stop sending out employee surveys. You know that people are miserable, stressed and unproductive. If you're not going to do anything about it, then stop asking how "engaged" we are. Executive leadership presence is nonexistent. Stop hiding in meetings and your offices and learn how to actually lead.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Another BloodBath of layoffs July 2015

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid every other Friday.

    Cons

    I have just watch another large blood bath of layoffs in a faction of the finance department. Employees with advanced degrees and thirty plus years of service were let go. Some employees with no degrees and thirty plus years of service who I saw come in on the weekends and holidays ( No overtime pay)were kicked to the curb. SCE is bringing in workers from India but the new employees are at a higher educational level and skill set but get less money. Of course SCE does not have to pay the new people benefits and retirement so more money in the pockets of the overpaid CEO and board members . I was told that some employment Attorneys are licking their chops to get involved in some of the breaches in the lay off procedures . It seems that some of the laid off employees are getting cheated out of some money that they are due ! The apparent rational for this latest round of layoffs is that SCE looked at other utilities as a bench mark to dictate how to run the company without looking to what was already on the property as far as talent and dedication was concerned.

    Advice to Management

    Wise up and keep loyal and dedicated employees and stop giving away the company to outsourcing . The IT is suffering greatly due to the last blunder of lay offs.


  8. Helpful (2)

    RTWP

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SCE pays you 70% of your pay in this program

    Cons

    SCE doesn't take good care of you in this program as far as getting you back to work They continue to send you to different doc exams They waste lots of time trying to get you back to work

    Advice to Management

    Do a bette job Show you care about hard working employees


  9. Helpful (14)

    How Low Can Bain Go?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Could be a good place if the CFO, CEO and Bain were to leave.

    Cons

    Constant downsizing, with no real understanding of where they are going. Losing a lot of good people, , , and they don't care.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership in Electricity? Show leadership, build a good company and dump Bain. It is such a tired, cliche type of an event. A consultant comes in, the firm dumps staff, then a few years later the new management realizes they gave up too much. Almost laughable.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Too many contractors. Lazy long term employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Manager in Irwindale, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Manager in Irwindale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy for people who don't want any career growth and get a very good paycheck doing less work

    Cons

    Lot of long term employees who are paid too much for the quality of work they contribute. They laid off some employees and then ended up bring them onboard as sub contractors. lol :) How dumb can the process be. So now you have a major IT vendor who charges you more for the same work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make sure resource management is optimum. Offshore non client side facing work and keep key resources onsite. Train the right people and let go of any middle management overheads.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Manager IT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay with potentially guaranteed bonus of 8 to 30 % depending on your level.

    Cons

    Extremely disjointed Management in IT. The CIO has very conservative and narrow vision. His primary focus is cost cutting at the cost of quality of service. Overall quality of leadership is very poor. If you express and opinion it's neglected and if your opinion contradicts their plans they will hold a grudge against you for having an opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better Management on the top special in IT. The current CIO and majority of his directors are not easy to work with and have very strong and racially biased view point and management style.



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