Southern California Edison

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    SCE, once a leader in many areas, has lost it's mojo

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    Southern California Edison has above average compensation, work-life balance, and a diverse cultural work environment. There many dedicated individuals to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership has relied on third party vendors to make decisions that have resulted in catastrophic economic results for the company, employees, and rate payers. Many of the vendors now are in management. The bankruptcy of Mission Energy and shutdown of the nuclear facility were both due to decisions that could have been prevented. Now the consultants and newly hired management have decided to outsource everything starting in IT. The winners are the consultants. The losers are the company, rate payers, and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SCE is a quasi-government utility, not a high growth, high profit tech company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not as stable as it used to be!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Work life balance, great pay, work with a lot of nice people. Challenging work. Lots of changes to software that has been a benefit.

    Cons

    Not easy to get promoted in other departments. Most have a contingent worker already doing the job so the job will go to one of them. Management needs a lot of improvement when it comes to yearly PDP reviews. Everyone is rated the same no matter how much harder you work, expect to be rated Commendable. Threats of solar taking over , fear of layoffs , can cause a lot of stress. Alot of employees are starting to leave and look for jobs out side the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favoritism.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Southern California Edison Response

    Feb 9, 2015HR Strategic Program Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We are always looking to improve how we operate. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't find our regular PDP reviews helpful toward achieving your career goals. We'll continue ... More

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good compensation, questionable management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Work is interesting, co-workers are great, pay and benefits good (for now). Work life balance pretty good.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, and too many middle managers. Many managers in Customer Service are incompetent, often glorified babysitters armed with "pulse and a checkbook" diploma mill-type credentials (Univ. of Phoenix, Redlands, et al) who have no grasp of the actual work they're managing, and rule with an iron fist to make up for their low self esteem from managing people significantly smarter than they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate more middle management, especially the old dinosaurs who will never change their ineffectual dysfunctional ways, take the money you save and hire more people doing real work, and give them some empowerment. We're not a bunch of kids in need of babysitting. Also, look at more hiring from within.

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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    good luck friends

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    wages and the opportunity to improve

    Cons

    no support in upper Mgmt for IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    General morale has reached the bottom and no support or direction in IT to improve, Best of luck my friends,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Honest Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Lots of job security, easy work, pretty good pay,

    Cons

    hard to get promotions, everything is black and white, does not promote overall career growth, if you are planning to stay 5+ years plan on staying for life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make people work....too many lifers skating on ice

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not all bitter employees

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

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

    Pros

    While SCE has been going through changes and reorg within the IT group, this has been needed change as the organization was inefficient. many posting on the site complain simply because they were let go by the company. Even tho I was let go, SCE is still a great company and would return to work there if given an opportunity.

    Cons

    Entitlement mentality from long serving employees- nothing is guaranteed anymore

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    It isn't the same any more...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Workplace was close to home, great rapport with teammates, loved the work I was doing.

    Cons

    Company culture has changed drastically over last few years... Company used to look after the employees and employees were loyal and supported the company. Now, over the last few years, Management vision has changed, employee don't matter any more... Hard work, commitment, honestly, loyalty etc don't get you far, connections and politics does...
    Re-orgs, downsizing and lack of vision...

    Southern California Edison Response

    Feb 9, 2015HR Strategic Program Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As you know, growing companies have to make some hard trade-offs as they scale. One of those for us was to streamline our IT organization. Competition ... More

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