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Southern California Edison Reviews in Rosemead, CA

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
382 Reviews
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Pros
  • Company has great work-life balance, usually many opportunities to volunteer (in 39 reviews)

  • This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department (in 43 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist III in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist III in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and Flexibility, Benefits

    Cons

    Patience, Not much of growth..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In-effecient Management..

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

    Everything has been going well.

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Many branches spread throughout Southern California provide plenty of opportunities in various locations. The salary is excellent (as are the benefits) and org units really tend to work well together and have good rapport with one another. The company instills a great culture of safety, and the work-life balance is fair.

    Cons

    An IT department was recently outsourced, which leads to concerns over job stability for others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    T&D Business Planning

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Generally speaking, I had a great experience in this group. Majority of the group was extremely intelligent and approachable. I really learned alot! Overall leadership of the group was great and definitely headed in the right direction as far creating a productive and forward looking work environment. As far as other internship offers I received, compensation was slightly better than average.

    Cons

    After re-org in January, I was placed under a new manager that was socially inept (background was in accounting so I didn't expect much). She was difficult to work with, not only by my standards but everyone else in the group as well. She was not very well liked by the majority of the team. This made all the difference in deciding where I would accept a full time position when I graduated (Not with SCE).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim some of the fat in middle management. The "old school" managers need to go. Corporate America is changing. Top talent will no longer accept the bureaucratic, slow, and out-dated status quo.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Low skilled employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Its a pretty known fact that this company is for looser for the long run. Any one who joins from a contractor to a employee here is either not good enough to get a job elsewhere or is just too lazy to work. So the pro is for some of the lazy IT and non IT people out there to try in a company like this which has great job for paycheck

    Cons

    No technical challenges or job growth motivation. Its a old company setup with no fire to learn anything new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying employees too high. You are a public service company who use a rate case. So pay only what other companies pay. Finally you have learned to outsource which is good to save cost. But you should have hired that many employees at those high salaries in first place. There are still some employees in Irwindale who will be retained because they know someone and not because they are skilled. So improve your act!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Long time employee downsized out. Forced to take a severance package.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager II in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Manager II in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    The company had a long history of being the "Edison Family". For years it was a great place to work, with good pay, good benefits, and job security. Unfortunately, that has all changed in the past few years.

    Cons

    The Edison company has become a much less enjoyable place to work. I still keep in touch with many former colleagues who often complain about how bad it's gotten and how they really don't enjoy their jobs there anymore. Many are actively looking elsewhere for another position but keeping the Edison job to pay the bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. You have created something bordering on a hostile work environment. People feel insecure in their jobs and feel no appreciation from management for their contributions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Future of uncertainty...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Rosemead, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The historical value and contributions to the utility industry will forever enable this company to attract/hire talent. It's foundation is what drives me to remain hopeful during the company transformation

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the transformation is not truly weeding out its challenges with leadership and viral employees who impact the very fabric of the company. The leaders who fattened up the company resulting in the much needed transformation are still there and some promoted prior to the realization of the transformation ROI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CORPORATE EXECUTIVES (Ted Craver): Measure this leadership against the ROI of the transformation to managed services and grow a pair (since there are now only men on the executive leadership team). If results are not realized within a specified duration, LET THEM GO and give the next level an opportunity to elevate the company to its once known level of integrity. I suspect the fore fathers are turning in their graves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent career experience

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (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
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    project manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor (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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed, lately cons outweight the pros

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (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

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