Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
425 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    CSR II

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Great benefits with opportunities to move from job to job.

    Cons

    Professional company, but most supervisors and managers have no true leadership skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to Work For!

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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 a year)

    Pros

    - Generous compensation and benefits
    - Supportive culture
    - Great team environment
    - Lots of opportunity to develop and grow.
    - Company working to be more competitive

    Cons

    - Unions resistant to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    See. Spot. Run (away) !

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and work-life balance.

    Cons

    What could be more stable work environment than working in a company that has been in business for over 125 years. Right? Not anymore. What goes up, goes down. That golden era is over. Thanks to the new leadership. Company underwent a huge reorg and outsourcing wave. Most IT positions have been replaced by low paid temp visa workers. Pretty much whoever was on management's good books got to stay. Everyone else got laid off. Or in other words, "talkers" stayed, "doers" were shown the door. There are also some (not so) glorious examples of people who got promoted to senior management but they hardly have a decade of experience on resume. Think about the people who made those decisions and think about the kind of people you will be reporting to if you decide to join. Next wave of lay offs coming soon in Business areas. Tax penalties for outsourcing, anyone? These so called offshore body shops have local incorporated entities in the USA so one could argue, hey jobs are still in the US and not shipped overseas. We know better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and while you are at it might even consider changing the company name since the "California" in "Southern California Edison" feels little out of place. I would suggest an International name but then it would be above my pay grade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 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...

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lost cause

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Irwindale, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    In general, good and some talented people, but management is clueless

    Cons

    Too process heavy with poor direction for the future. Management is incompetent and too self-serving creating a disconnected work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes and then implement systems to support those processes. Processes need a major overhaul, don't implement systems to work with current broken processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits but very old school management styles

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    great benefits and pay. Co-workers are very nice and helpful

    Cons

    lack of leadership skills and unclear direction from above. Take too long to make a decision as it requires many layers of approval.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive and listen to your employees. Treat them with respect and trust them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scared off by unstable work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly supervisors, great co-workers. Huge company which made it seem like there was an opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    I was hired part time when the company was undergoing a very large Reduction In Force. The medical insurance rates were astronomical for part time employee. The colleagues who were there before me tried to be positive about my longevity, but I left to pursue a more stable job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    IT has changed a lot and not for the better. No room for growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Irwindale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Depending on your department and manager, they may do a lot and help you with your career path. Work-life balance is a joke! IT is not the place to be for work-life balance.

    Cons

    There is no communication within the company. There are communication at the higher and public level. In regards to changes within organizations, there is always a hesitation. There is no collaboration within the organizations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, too much bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Contract Manager
    Current Employee - Contract Manager

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits including 401k match and pension, job security, lots of dedicated people to work with

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move into management, little reward/incentive when the average worker tries to become great, resistant to change, very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more defined cross training or rotational program would be so helpful, but are rarely offered or executed. Many people work long hours or on vacations, resulting in poor work/life balances and bitterness or indifference to their jobs. Continued education could be encouraged a bit more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good While it Lasted

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    Former Employee - Primary Plant Equipment Operator in San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Primary Plant Equipment Operator in San Clemente, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Money and good people

    Cons

    Forced Overtime affected work live balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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