Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
349 Reviews

2.8
349 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has great work-life balance, usually many opportunities to volunteer (in 33 reviews)

  • Excellent pay, great benefits, professional development opportunities (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard work is not rewarded but if you are buddies with Senior Management you are set maybe (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    It was a good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Irwindale, CA

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

    Pros

    Compensation, 401k, health insurance, and some opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    HR organization is a joke. Your on your own as you will not get guidance from the rep,. It used to be a good company to work for. At the end I was a number

    The opportunities for growth are it is not what you know but who and HR stands by and does nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people you have there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Nice pay, great working environment, poor managed

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Rosemead, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefit and pay package

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction from senior management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    Overall, it was ok to work there as long as your supervisor liked you, if not it was hell.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, helping people.

    Cons

    No support for management or supervisors, if your supervisor disliked you, you where held back from possible advancement.

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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Controlled Growth, talent means nothing here!

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    As the competitive pressures on the industry mounts the company is becoming ground zero for major business transformations. Opportunities to really drive change and improve business operations are all around.

    Cons

    While the Executive Leadership is seeking to drive change the overall employee base is very change resistant as most haven't worked anywhere else but there and only know and believe in the Edison way. In addition, this leads to a very challenging and political work environment that rewards those that do the right thing for their respective political groups versus what's right for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the "dead wood"and eliminate the tolerance for those that willingly work counter to the company's stated values!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    A political company

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer  in  San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in San Clemente, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits! An experience I will never forget as long as I live.

    Cons

    I observed that promotions are based on sex, religion, race, buddy system and an individuals sexual preferences I.E. L.B.G.T.. It was not uncommon for you to sit for hours in a booth no bigger than a broom closet. It was hard to get restroom breaks or meal breaks. You could expect long hours of boredom and anxiety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management was blind to what mid - level management was doing. Due to incompetence and a design flaw, the station was eventually shut down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    No place to start, or stay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Still some very good people. But every day more of them are leaving. Junior staff seem to be able to get very good jobs after a few years at SCE, , , at another firm.

    Cons

    "Do less with less" is the new company slogan. If you want to do great, expansive work, this is not the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire? Stop treating people like furniture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great Company - Not so great economy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison as an intern

    Pros

    Long Term Job Security - Transparent Management - Compensation - Benefits - Company really cares about Personal Health & Safety

    Cons

    Slow moving company with above average aged workforce, company currently going through lots of organization changes for the past 2 years which has led to low moral.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Horrible, cutthroat work environment - abysmal leadership

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very high salaries. Adequate work-life balance.

    Cons

    Poorly executed mass lay-offs. Management eliminated employees they did not like (ignoring the fact they were high performers) and kept the synchophants (ignoring that they are poor performers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of incompetent managers who rule by fear and install managers who are competent and caring. That would go a long way towards preventing the next workplace shooting, instead of installing even more metal detectors and placing more armed guards everywhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great People

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    Current Employee - Professional Trainee I  in  Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Professional Trainee I in Pomona, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    People at Edison are welcoming and caring and away from work love to get to know you and have a good time. Very family and friend oriented community.

    Cons

    Not cutting edge, and promotions are tenured based.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a very good experience

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irwindale, CA

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

    Pros

    The work culture was good. Co workers were very cooperative & easy to work with.

    Cons

    The opportunity of growth is only good for the employees not for the consultant.

    Recommends

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