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Southern California Edison Reviews in Rosemead, CA

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
422 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good in general depending on which department you are with (in 41 reviews)

  • This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department (in 47 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of clear direction from senior management (in 15 reviews)

  • GONE are the days of work life balance and transparencies / accountabilities (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Walking Dead. The Zombie Side.

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    People with no skills except for the ability to say "Yes" to management can get jobs there.

    Cons

    A company with no integrity, no respect, no teamwork. A competition of egos. Run if you are a human and you want to stay human. Join if you can lie day in and day out, if you can fake a smile when you you are dying inside, if you have no other skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No management will care, but anyway. Stop popping pills and pretend you are improving anything. Xanax, Prozac, Vicodin can only solve your problems, they don't make the company better. Pedro (for outsiders: Ron is not the president anymore), just sell SCE and end the misery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent (intern)

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good benefits, good networking, great company

    Cons

    No cons I could think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place for smart people, politics and connections is the buzz word here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Does IT Matter in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Does IT Matter in Rosemead, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked in the company for few years and I wasn't too impressed, here is why, good and bad.
    1. Work life balance is good in general depending on which department you are with.
    2. Company promotes safety not that they love employees but they want to keep work loss comp low or zero... It is all numbers magic. It is good in a way for employees though.
    3. Not very stressful if you know the lay of the land.
    4. Some smart, hard working, intelligent people still survive and work there
    5. Average benefits, nothing great.
    6. Some great managers and great people value other opinions, tries to bring in innovativeness and build mutual respect.

    Cons

    1. Politics, connections are the key for your growth and sustenance.
    2. Very hierarchical and you will have to bow to your managers and superiors all the time otherwise you may be at risk with growth or even getting cut.
    3. Too many meetings and redundant processes, very primitive thinking and if you question or challenge management or colleagues your credibility and rapport is ruined, management doesn't care too much about innovative thinking and when team members challenge certain things.
    4. Safety practice is a overkill and head was spinning when I saw the extent of safety is forced on to employees and management wastes time and resources on it, it felt very silly and trivial literally to talk about staple pins and paper cuts causing injuries. Seriously, management should think that if you have hired smart people who can think and not autistic or mentally challenged, people know how to be safe for their own well being. Management was openly challenged on "How much is too much" but was ignored and brushed away.
    5. Lot of good people but know how to navigate and say yes, yes, yes to managers and complain on the back but they are the survivors and get promoted too.
    6. Flexible work is depends on the managers and if they think it is ok to do it or not otherwise it is a bad word around here.
    7. It is funny that whenever re-org happens favoritism and connections are the key words and the managers pets get promotions and the smart people who speak up or challenge processes will get into trouble.
    8. Long timers through their weight around as if they own company and pull random names out of the hat to get attention or get the things their way or get nothing done so to speak.
    9. Used to be a good stable place to work but the management has company and hired people just for their growth and visibility.
    10. Last but not the least, if you are vocal and speak up in meetings whether it makes sense or not, gets management's attention and you are deemed a leader or a value addition to the group, I don't understand in what sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please value resources deliverables, quality of work, value addition to the org rather than how long they have been on the org how much they can speak off topic in the meetings. Encourage transparency and open thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 10 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
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  7.  

    Going downhill for now

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good benefit, except vacation days.
    - Met some good people to work with
    - Pay is good, mostly

    Cons

    - Going through outsourcing, so there will be confusion in how IT works for next few months to a year

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 11 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
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great company being destroyed by clueless Sr management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Support in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - 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
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work , now not so much.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist III in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist III in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Great people.

    Cons

    Highest level of management only care about themselves and whatever they can take out of the company. They are willing to sacrifice lower level personnel to pad their bank accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have already ruined a great company and the lives of many that committed their lives to it. Should have given the people you laid off an offer of a reduced salary to save money rather then toss them to the curb. Outsourcing will never replace the talent you purged. What you saved in wages of IT talent you will lose in core TDBU employee productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Storage Engineer III in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Storage Engineer III in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    This is a company affected by deregulation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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