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
Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
172 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Way too many managers and not enough individual contributors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, most of the people are kind, helpful and hardworking. They also will contribute to the cost of your education,

    Cons

    The workload is tremendous and there are too many politics involved in trying to get simple assignments completed, too many hoops to jump through and heaven forbid one of the people holding the hoop is not a team player.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know you went through a "weeding out" of sorts in the garden that is SCE, however, so many more cuts need to take place in-so-far as management is concerned. Individual contributors are overworked because the management structure is horrible. The mission statement is adhered to only when it's convenient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Analyst  in  Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Market Analyst in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay is ok, people are friendly, nice benefits

    Cons

    Lots of meeting with no result.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A learning one .

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    Former Employee - Meter Reader  in  Menifee, CA
    Former Employee - Meter Reader in Menifee, CA

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

    Pros

    The pros for working for this company is the benefits they are excellent, Also the people you work with those are the things about the SCE

    Cons

    Now I think they could have took better care of there empolyees that were lay off and instead of have the a computer replace them they should have made sure they were replaced in a nother position ranther then lay off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more to your employees there the ones that are out in the fields dealing with the customer day in and day out .

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Different place to work these days

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

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are among the best

    Cons

    Reductions in force leave you wondering who is next

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved working there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist Scientist IV  in  Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist Scientist IV in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and for.
    Great pay $$$,$$$.
    Great benefits.
    Great retirement benefits.
    Educational reimbursement.
    Potential upward mobility every 18 months.
    Excellent severance package (if needed). They take care of you!
    If they like you, you are golden to them and they will not get rid of you.
    I worked there for almost 17 years.

    Cons

    Many employees did not have a college degree.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Southern California Utility (SCE)

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

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

    Pros

    This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department. There are plenty of knowledgeable employees who are willing to share information.

    Cons

    This company has been going through massive layoffs for the past 18 months and plans to layoff more employees in 2014. Be careful when applying for position, especially in the customer service unit. Also, excessive nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Additional in-depth human resources training is critical, especially with regard to labor laws and employee relations issues. If the training is comprehensive and Enforced this will certainly uplift moral and foster trust between employees and management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Analyst  in  Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    This was a great company to work for. This was my first real corporate job and I had a wonderful experience here. The pay is very fair and the benefits are excellent. Although the company is very large there is a real sense of camaraderie and teamwork among the smaller divisions.

    Cons

    Because the company is so massive, promotions and policy change can move fairly slowly. But for the most part they do an excellent job of recognizing and promoting talented individuals, eventually.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company - needs to increase focus on better use of personnel, and eliminate wasteful spending

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and bonus plan from mid-level upwards. Nice co-workers with long tenure at the company. Good leadership.

    Cons

    Employees are overpaid compared with current post-recession market rates. When expenses needed to be cut back as part of the "rate challenge", many layoffs were the result. Lowering salaries all round, and eliminating wasteful spending on internal events/meetings, would allow more people to stay employed at SCE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to face the challenges of alternative energy, allocate adequate resources to infrastructure replacement, and get salaries in line with the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn the utility industry as there are many opportunities to apply for positions and transfer to different departments

    Cons

    Bureaucratic but great work environment. Decision making can sometimes take a long time to get made because is has to go through many different channels.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    IT is being gutted

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    Former Employee - Project/Program Manager  in  San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Project/Program Manager in San Clemente, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, longstanding corporation, Good community involvement.

    Cons

    So Cal Edison is undergoing an ill-advised initiative to cut costs by going to a managed services model for IT. Most, if not all, of IT will be eventually outsourced to vendors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The loss of knowledge and expertise will be grievous. Being dependent upon outside vendors will be disastrous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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