Southern California Edison

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, too much bureaucracy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 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
  3. 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Stable company, many opportunities for growth

    Cons

    there are no cons to working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 12 people found this helpful  

    What a terrible shame!

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    Former Employee - Project Analyst III in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Project Analyst III in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (what's left of them), decent pay.

    Cons

    SCE was once great place to work, in many departments you felt like a family, but those days are long gone. In my 15 years there, I saw and heard so much, including the shooting of three managers in the IT department by a mistreated employee, and the mismanagement of SONGS, particularly the equipment failure that eventually lead to the closure, and dismantling of the plant, (at the customer's expense.) In the past few years, many valuable long time employees have been laid off, reason being 'downsizing.' While this is true, why are new employees constantly being hired off the street, why not move the current employee to another position? If they're being replaced by outside people. that's not really 'downsizing', it's just basically 'out with the old, in with the new.' The knowledge, experience and value of a long time employee is not easily replaced, yet management continues to let these employees go, and bring in new hires. It's obvious managers just want to get rid of certain employees, the ones they're intimidated by and/or the ones they're afraid will speak about their constant verbal abuse. It's no secret that SCE has a BIG problem with middle management. (There's a complete 'Incident Management Report' on the Internet that the public can access and read. It was put together by an outside source who interviewed several employees throughout the company, many of those employees were soon after targeted for 'lay off.' SCE is full of 'cliques', and if you're not part of one of those cliques, you're a sitting duck, meaning if lay offs come around to your department...."LOOK OUT."! Rumors are there will be many more lay offs in the coming years, including many this year.....if you plan on working here, think hard, then think again.... and whatever you do, stay away from the Customer Service Organization, rumor is that some departments within customer service will be outsourced to India, The Philippines, or some other country that offers cheap customer service assistance.
    I would only recommend this company to someone I didn't like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until you get rid of the abusive managers in middle management, the company will never recover from all the turmoil it's gone through in the last few years. Why do you lay off a group of employees, and then the following week promote some of the employees left to higher jobs? And why are abusive managers promoted to higher management jobs when many of them are the source of so many problems in the company? If you really want to see ' Integrity' and 'Respect' throughout the company, you need to listen to the employees, NOT the mangers who are constantly lying to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company and great environment to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Great company and strong on respect to employees at all levels and at all times. If you forget this someone will let you know it was inappropriate. Very high on Safety, that is the Number 1 goal, everyone holds each other accountable to practice safe behavior.

    Cons

    Getting a mentor is a fancy term of "attaching to someone who is moving up so that you can move up as well."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    epitome of inefficiency, waste, bureaucracy, wrong people in their positions

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Irwindale, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Fair & compatitive benefits, good physical work environment, some genuine & talented people; there has been speaking of change, yet to see and know it is in a right direction

    Cons

    Wrong people in mid & upper management, too many levels of management, too many inefficient processes, jobs are being given based on relations & connections and not qualifications; too many people in management level with big egos and disconnected from real world; too many entrenched & persona

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have the courage and ability to identify & correct the cons explained above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    All talk, all bull

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Irwindale, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, benefits are good, work pace is very lax. If you are a handsome white guy or girl with the gift of gab, you will go far.

    Cons

    Nepotism and favoritism is so rampant, it's utterly discouraging. Hiring, firing, reward and punishment is who you know (and who you...you know the rest). There are so many examples I could cite, it would fill a few pages. Many years ago, an employee went on a shooting rampage and the company hired a 3rd party firm to randomly sample employees within that organization to "tell the truth". The study was released company wide and the results mirror my first sentence. A majority of the problem management were eliminated, but some managers who should've been cut are still in management positions today (some even higher).

    The company also has decimated the IT organization as of Dec 2014. Another 3rd round of layoffs expected. The core organization known as Transmission and Distribution will also be subject to cuts in the next two years. The company's mishandling of the SONGS nuclear power generation unit as well as its well documented mishandling of the wind storm several years ago paved the way for these recent layoffs. Meanwhile, executive compensation continues to rise as does the way the manager's bonus incentive plan is calculated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut it with your preachy b.s. nonsense about Core Values. Realize that most of the rank and file recognize that hiring, firing, reward, and punishment is based solely on who you know. Be real. If you want us to give you feedback, take it to the next level: involve us in the decision making because you all know who the problem managers are, just get rid of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    If you want them, there are plenty of opportunities at Southern California Edison.

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Great compensation package; plenty of opportunities to advance; great relationships

    Cons

    Limited on-boarding; good mentors are difficult to find; not for those who are ignorant or condone organizational politics; work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really consider new ideas and approaches. The utility sector is going through a radical transformation and new ideas, processes, approaches are needed. Don't be the Kodak of the utility industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great people and cool projects

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IAM Specialist in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - IAM Specialist in Irwindale, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Always something to work on, not unwilling to explore new ideas and technology.

    Cons

    Can be slow moving and many people trying to do as little as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it moving, keep it exciting!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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