Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
447 Reviews
3.0
447 Reviews
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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.  

    Great company with lots of opportunities for advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Serious lack of strategic vision

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    The best parts of working at Edison are the pay and benefits and the fact that they hire 80 percent of their talent internally.

    Cons

    The lack of strategic vision is the biggest detractor. With the utility industry in flux, there is not clear pat to the future. Without a clear vision, work is just work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right people! 80% internal hire is a ridiculous amount. You say you want to change the culture, well its not going to happen if you keep recycling the same people~

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The times they are a changing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Good people, good life balance

    Cons

    Atmosphere changing - people constantly being laid off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    interesting work, but a hierarchical company

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    35 year employee Big changes coming in benefits package................................................................

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    Current Employee - Lineman in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Lineman in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    First 30 years here have been awesome. Had great opportunities to explore different job classifications, company offered both cash balance and 401K, with ample sick time and vacation hours. Regretfully can't say the same for the next 5 years here.

    Cons

    Company has become more bureaucratic with more layers of management. Senior management has become too distant from the rank and file employees that get the work done and help them achieve departmental goals which makes them look good. Significant change in benefits for those under 40 and new hires. Management claims cuts are needed because competition in the industry from current and new energy producers means we must stay cost competitive. However, executives have managed to cash in 3 million in stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some appreciation for the hard working that commit extensive overtime hours that are directly responsible for helping the company realize their safety, reliability, and budget objectives by enhancing current benefits not cutting them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, going through major changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    SCE has been a great company to work for. There are many departments in many locations so if you like to move around, you don't have to leave the company to do so. Pay and benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    In many cases, the only way to promote is to move to a different department. The company is going through some major changes that are affecting employee attitudes and morale. Management would often turn their back on employee issues rather than deal with them.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Many different departments which means there is something for everyone. Bureaucratic, but great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Standard 8-5 hours. The Pomona offices are more relaxed and enjoyable than the Rosemead offices, which have a strong corporate feel.

    Cons

    Many people are comfortable flooding email boxes rather than approaching a colleague. Most of the time it's much more effective to pick up the phone or walk over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See "cons"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Always busy, constant changing environment, and good people. Nice benefits and salaries.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs improvement.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    huge company, great people, plenty of opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    too much change, disconnect between senior leadership and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Accounting Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large Utility with many operating groups and by extension opportunity. Great pay scale, above average. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Went through a restructure after SONGS shut down. Lean to unsustainably lean in some areas. Just hope you don't land in one of those areas right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may need to communicate up the ladder that it needs to be re-evaluated instead of just demanding more from existing staff and then have them leave under duress and reallocating the work to the existing overwhelmed staff..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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