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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
364 Reviews
2.9
364 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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177 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has great work-life balance, usually many opportunities to volunteer (in 38 reviews)

  • This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of clear direction from senior management (in 15 reviews)

  • GONE are the days of work life balance and transparencies / accountabilities (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do you hear that loud flushing sound? Its the company's history going down the toilet

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    TBD being that the current Senior Management is in the process of destroying the company

    Cons

    Major leadership failure at the senior level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cash in your fat checks and leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent career experience

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

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

    Pros

    Gained knowledge and expertise during 15-year career with Southern California Edison

    Cons

    Unfortunately my employment was severed along with several others during company realignment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Much company and industry expertise was eliminated. Please consider re-hiring some of this great talent you helped train and cultivate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't get hurt!

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    Current Employee - Groundman  in  Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Groundman in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    they are liars! The return to work program is a joke!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live your edison values! Stop treating your workers like slaves!

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

    project manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    benefit is good, management does not seem to know what people are doing. So for lazy people, this is a perfect job.

    Cons

    projects are done out of control, monkey business financially, mistakes are under the carpet, management knows but choose to ignore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend money wisely. After all, we all pay electrical bills. It is not right for consumer to pay higher rate for internal poor management job.

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

    Nada

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Great if you like outsourcing your job

    Cons

    they like to outsource your job

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Pay, but Stuck in the Stone Ages.

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Irwindale, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Yes, all the reviews are correct. The pay is great , benefits, and there are opportunities for training and affinity groups . This place is good if you're an intern, or ready to retire , not if you're trying to expand your career .

    Cons

    EVERYTHING moves slow, from processes to technology . There isn't much room for creativity and innovation since everything is defined by a set process. The IT department laid off 600 people as a result of the transition to managed services this month. Rumor has it that SCE as a whole will continue with lay offs in 2015.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out if the stone ages!!! The world of technology is changing fast and we need to catch up . If not, we're going to get crushed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed, lately cons outweight the pros

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, flexible work schedules. The company is spending a lot of efforts on management training and supports development and training

    Cons

    The company is going thru business transformation as management is trying to counteract business pressures from alternative energy sources leading to loss of customer base and pressures to re-engineer the grid to allow electricity to flow both ways ... generating plant sending electricity thru the grid to customers and now customers supplying electricity back to the grid. Business Units are looking to restructure operations and are pursuing outsourcing strategies displacing long and dedicated US workforce with off-shore opportunities to cut costs. Most long term employees have entitlement attitudes and management encourages employees to challenge management creating often difficulties for managers that came from outside to make lasting changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With push to move the company to increase profitability.... consider polling employees if they would consider salary and benefit cuts over outsourcing strategies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent work environment but totally incompetent management in all levels of IT

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    State of the art technology, no stress, reasonable benefits. The motto in IT was, "we spend money to make money"

    Cons

    Unbelievably incompetent management in IT. Comparable only to Nuclear Technology management which managed to destroy a fully functional nuclear power station. Sycophancy, nepotism and plain corruption present at all management levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management are beyond help. Hopefully the Regulators will wake up one day and audit this den of thieves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    SCE/ Good paying job/benefits

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    Current Employee - Meter Reader  in  San Jacinto, CA
    Current Employee - Meter Reader in San Jacinto, CA

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

    Pros

    PAY AND BENEFITS Only some good people working there to become friends with but very few

    Cons

    To many managers/ They stress safety to much so employees don't want to report any injuries. If they do they get scolded and less $ for your bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave

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

    Disappointment

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant  in  San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in San Clemente, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits once you put in some time. Room for advancement if you were willing to play the game. Had the pleasure of working with some truly dedicated people.

    Cons

    What can you say about a company that perpetrates the failure of a nuclear power plant? Had the misfortune of working with some truly incompetent supervisors and managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys fouled up a good thing.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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