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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Not great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    Above-market pay and benefits, especially considering the amount of work required

    Cons

    Extremely clicky, undefined roles and responsibilities for personnel; very poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    I.T. department basically being outsourced to India, like many other U.S. companies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits - Care about safety

    Cons

    Outsourced I.T. department to India, for the most part

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider retaining U.S. employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worked for Edison 10 years. A great experiene

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people, wonderful experience working there

    Cons

    commuting time to travel to different cities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 9 people found this helpful  

    First eight years were awesome, Next four years were okay, Last three years sucked!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are best reasons to work there. There is even a discount for new car purchases with Ford.

    Cons

    Loss of focus on people as an asset. Broken HR processes. Multiple rounds of reduction in force since 2012 have created a culture of fear, low employee morale, and nonexistent promotional opportunities for minorities and women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives should trust but verify what management tells them. Employ more transparency in decision-making especially hiring executives. and senior managers. Utilize skip-level feedback from employees and seek flatter organization structures. The company has many good people that want to be part of the solution and not treated as a liability on the balance sheet.

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Be Careful What You Wish For...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, learning opportunities, and programs designed to enhance your life both at and away from work. Almost all of the people who work there are great, it is very "band of brothers" whereby most (not all) employees feel as though they are all enlisted together and watch each others backs.

    Cons

    University of Phoenix Masters Degrees, people who have achieved rank with their "degree" even though they would never have stood a chance at completing a real graduate school let alone be accepted to one. Therefore their attempting to run a business shows their inadequate abilities since moral is extremely low. To make employees happy they invent new pseudo job opportunities further insulting the intelligence for those of us whom obtained a real education by actually having to take SAT tests, apply, etc. In other words management is unprepared, unqualified, and over paid doing next to nothing in terms of day to day work. In fact the call center has more managers than departments, not one person knows what any one of them does except attend 6-10 meetings a day. Internal politics and ethics violations are out of control since this is a "good ole boy" establishment, managers too have each others backs creating a situation where there is a clear division between the actual working employees and management who do nearly nothing but filibuster. SCE is a great company if you are union, outside of that, it is a place where talented and skilled employees go to die because if you are better than a manager, you are being super glued to your desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a decision and stick with it, don't have a dozen meetings on how to make a decision, most of your employees feel that their leaders are impotent, inadequate and could care less about the families we are trying to feed. Don't smile at me and tell me my best interest is in your mind - don't lie like that because actions speak louder than words, so SCE much like congress talks a whole lot but gets even less done.

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

    Inner Circle

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    Former Employee - Meter Reader in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Meter Reader in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, great pay, various locations.

    Cons

    If you're not in the "network", then you're NOBODY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give those that CAN, a chance. Show the door to those that WON'T.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great company being destroyed by clueless Sr management.

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    Current Contractor - Applications Support in Rosemead, CA
    Current Contractor - Applications Support in Rosemead, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. I have been working here since last 6 years...moved from east coast to take up this job. Good benefits, Great training program...in fact I never saw any company spending so much to train their employees, Awesome friends and great people I met over last 5 years.

    Cons

    No accountability what so ever. For example take the training...Managers sign up their work force for training in latest and greatest programs but will fail to check if those guys are actually contributing in those areas. So now you have guys queuing up for training to get free laptops and ipads from the training company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I will save my breath. Please QUIT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 13 people found this helpful  

    Proud to have worked there but as a colleague once stated "It's now a company without a soul"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and they generally attract very talented people. They have a positive public perception that is carefully guarded.

    Cons

    Since the workplace shooting incident in December 2012 the culture has gone from pressure cooker to management witch hunt with steady and significant pressure to outsource as many jobs as possible regardless of it actually saving money or making the company more efficient. The nature of decoupled rates and high rate of return on capital spending has set up rather perverse company economics and culture. Other than the President and CEO, there is a constant shift and change of managers and leaders with year over year increase in fear and instability. The culture does not embrace positive change and seems geared toward snuffing out anyone that dares to try to make things better. A wise long term employee once told me "The smart employees are little turtles that learn to simply keep their heads down and wait for each wave to pass". If you are not in T&D core positions, you are not much more than a necessary evil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ron & Ted, the past several years you have changed a company that anyone would be proud to spend a career at into a revolving door of new people rather than actually providing a vision and driving positive internal change. While you collect millions each year the people in your care are dying on the vine, fired for being merely accused of unsubstantiated "crimes" and laid off not for increased efficiency or cost reduction but rather the need to do something, in fact do anything to make you appear proactive is without a soul or conscience. You're economic strategy of spending billions of capital in many cases as a mechanism of increased earnings and disregard for the affects of beating down O&M (people) will catch up to you. When the public finds out that you frivolously blow through "good" money IE: capital in many cases solely aimed at reducing "bad" money IE: O&M the outrage will force your ouster.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 11 people found this helpful  

    A sad, dreary place to work. Company looking to be acquired.

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Higher than average pay. Good benefits. Some of the smartest, nicest people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    A culture of fear. Stodgy, old school. Frequently bullying of employees by managers (which is what caused the 2011 shootings at Rivergrade).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and be replaced by someone with a VISION. Someone who can INSPIRE employees to embrace the cause and not just phone it in every day and collect their bloated paychecks every other Friday. John Bryson's "Leading the Way in Electricity" initiative pumped new energy into the company, but was soon kicked to the curb by the cronies currently occupying the executive offices on the 4th floor and collecting their bloated paychecks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved working for SCE, unfortunately SONGS was closed

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

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

    Pros

    People, Benefits , Location (on the beach), career advancement, Everything...

    Cons

    Rumors of Lay offs for the past 3 years...very stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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