Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
397 Reviews
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397 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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Review Highlights

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. 5 people found this helpful  

    You're either in or your out..........it's anyone's guess

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Good pay considering the poor conditions

    Cons

    I was in a hostile work environment which I reported to my manager on several occasions. He told me it was up to me to suck it up and to "make it work" or I would no longer be in line for promotions. It is a horribly male dominated culture in which there has never been a female leader of Transmission and Distribution! There is much discussion of equal opportunity but little to show for it. THIS place is terrible even thought the glossy brochures would have you believe something else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Walking Dead. The Zombie Side.

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

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

    Pros

    People with no skills except for the ability to say "Yes" to management can get jobs there.

    Cons

    A company with no integrity, no respect, no teamwork. A competition of egos. Run if you are a human and you want to stay human. Join if you can lie day in and day out, if you can fake a smile when you you are dying inside, if you have no other skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No management will care, but anyway. Stop popping pills and pretend you are improving anything. Xanax, Prozac, Vicodin can only solve your problems, they don't make the company better. Pedro (for outsiders: Ron is not the president anymore), just sell SCE and end the misery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    A sad, dreary place to work. Company looking to be acquired.

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

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

    Pros

    Higher than average pay. Good benefits. Some of the smartest, nicest people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    A culture of fear. Stodgy, old school. Frequently bullying of employees by managers (which is what caused the 2011 shootings at Rivergrade).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and be replaced by someone with a VISION. Someone who can INSPIRE employees to embrace the cause and not just phone it in every day and collect their bloated paychecks every other Friday. John Bryson's "Leading the Way in Electricity" initiative pumped new energy into the company, but was soon kicked to the curb by the cronies currently occupying the executive offices on the 4th floor and collecting their bloated paychecks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    overpaid employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    less work more pay. Irwindale filled with loosers who are way overpaid

    Cons

    many lazy coworkers who are incapable of finding job elsewhere

  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    An Honest Assessment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    Having been at the Company for 6 years and scrolling through the reviews on Glassdoor, I decided on leaving a an honest assessment of the Company to strike a balance between the negative reviews from ex employees and raving reviews from newbies.

    SCE is much like the United States. Each Business Unit, work location, has its own rules much like different States have their own laws. With that said, if you land in the right "State", you are golden. Managers would be wonderful and you may make good friends for life. You will enjoy the Company's benefit of 401k, pension plan, tons of paid holidays and other perks the Company throws at you. You will be promoted from an intern to Senior Management in less than 5 years, if you land in the "right" State. Now, do you feel lucky enough to take a chance and see if you would land in the right group?

    Cons

    Some groups are backward, full of politics, behind closed door deals. Human Resources are ill equipped, having no full understanding of Labor Laws or contemporaneous changes in Law. Therefore it can be a mad house where you end up in, like Power Supply Business Unit, where they may not even bother to "justify" their actions. "WASTES" and "mismanagement of Ratepayers' money" happen BEHIND closed doors and chummy relationship with the CPUC. Think carefully before you even "ASK QUESTIONS" because you may find your self a Target the very next day. These rogue "States" (Business Units) sing and dance the "Know the Ethical Code" / "No Retaliation" song, because they DO NOT practice it. To survive in these "States" would mean for you to give up any fiber of moral and ethics in your conscience. If you are willing to do this for a BUCK, then refer to the "PROS" up above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are resource, not liability. Keep SCE out of the news and bad publicity, by looking INWARD and walking your talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    SCE Executives throwing away the company's history

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Irwindale, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Professional Advancement (No Longer)

    Cons

    Massive layoffs across the organization are creating a culture of fear of ones job and back stabbing in order to keep one's position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your massive bonus checks and leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay, flexibility, lots of different job opportunities within the organization

    Cons

    Horrible management team, HR Department unstable and problems fall through the cracks. Organization is pro management and managers feel there is no repercussion for poor or inappropriate behavior. The organization touts great core values but the culture in many departments does not support the stated values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the management employees have been terminated or offered a package in an effort to turn-over the existing company culture. There was even a shooting in December of 2011 where an employee killed 2 managers, wounded 2 other employees, and then took his own life. This was an absolute tragedy. The organization brought in an independent organization to assess the culture after this occurred, and recommendations lead to much needed change.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Low skilled employees

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

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

    Pros

    Its a pretty known fact that this company is for looser for the long run. Any one who joins from a contractor to a employee here is either not good enough to get a job elsewhere or is just too lazy to work. So the pro is for some of the lazy IT and non IT people out there to try in a company like this which has great job for paycheck

    Cons

    No technical challenges or job growth motivation. Its a old company setup with no fire to learn anything new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying employees too high. You are a public service company who use a rate case. So pay only what other companies pay. Finally you have learned to outsource which is good to save cost. But you should have hired that many employees at those high salaries in first place. There are still some employees in Irwindale who will be retained because they know someone and not because they are skilled. So improve your act!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    You learn a lot of what NOT to do.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Found great friends. Work-life balance is great. Very laid back when sr. management isn't scrambling to finger point as usual.

    Cons

    Employee morale is of no concern to the sr. management. The company basically gets rate recovery so they never have to be efficient and are rarely held accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    IT Specialist

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist IV in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist IV in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Ok benefit. Many good / talented people to work with and commute benefit for people who is taking public transportation.

    Cons

    Senior management want to outsourcing american's job to offshore companies because they can and been awarding many bonus / stocks from share holder.
    SCE does not want a talented people to stay. SCE only wants people who is "YES_MAN" to stay as Full Time Employee. If an employee see any questionable or possible unethical behaviors and reported to corporate, he/she will be let GO by either "layoff" or "your position is no longer need". Then they promote or move someone is NOT questioning or "YES-MAN" to the position. or so call "Friends & Family" benefit.
    Many recruiting firms in S.CA do not want to represent any IT employee whom still with SCE. "Because SCE's IT is way too vertical". The way how SCE screwed up people's life is moving people into "vertical structure" and eliminate any opportunity for employee to grow in their career.
    SCE is NO LONGER a decent place to work. Until CIO / CEO / Present of SCE has been moved from their position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management, Stop whatever you are "doing" and Please quit. Your current "dream" is destroying more then 700 families's life.
    YOU should feel shame about what you have been doing for SCE during past 3 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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