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Southern California Edison Overview

Rosemead, CA
10000+ employees
1879
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
As one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, we’re bringing more clean and renewable sources of energy to Southern California.

From energy storage to transportation electrification, our employees are working on innovative projects ... Read more

Mission: To safely provide reliable, clean and affordable energy to our customers.

Working at Southern California Edison

It's the diversity of our people, their ideas, their connection to each other, their dogged determination ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We're proud to help female professionals cultivate their ideas and innovate in their careers. Learn more about our commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQQJv

    Innovative Women - Southern California Edison

    From modernizing our electric grid to delivering solar energy to our customers, Edison is leading the energy revolution. The promise of a clean energy future drives what we do and how we do it.

  • We’re proud to be named one of the 2018 Stars of Energy Efficiency by the Alliance to Save Energy. Our work in bringing more EV charging stations to SoCal through our #ChargeReady pilot project sets us on a path toward electrifying the transportation sector.

    Alliance Names 2018 Stars of Energy Efficiency

    WASHINGTON - The Alliance to Save Energy on Friday named its 2018 Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards winners, recognizing companies, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated profound leadership in energy efficiency. The 2018 winners are: Agder Energi and Microsoft; Legrand, North and Central America; Southern California Edison; Target; thyssenkrupp; and Thomas Wenning of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Southern California Edison – Why Work For Us?


SHAPE YOUR FUTURE. CREATE A BETTER TOMORROW.

Sure, you can choose to work for a lot of different companies that claim to innovate. But how many of them actually have the power to change the world?

At Southern California Edison (SCE), you can put yourself at the center of one of the most important issues of our time - powering our planet while drastically reducing carbon emissions and creating cleaner air for everyone.


Every day, we at SCE are working hard for our communities, our environment, and our future. As one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, we’re bringing more clean and renewable sources of energy to Southern California, modernizing our electric grid for a more secure and reliable energy future.

We’re a national leader in solar delivery and battery storage. And we’re supporting greener transport and helping to make electric vehicles more affordable. We’re cutting emissions and greenhouse gases to provide cleaner air for everyone. And in everything we do for businesses, customers, and communities, we’re offering more flexibility, more choices, and more ways to save. We’re making substantial investments in a clean energy future, for ourselves and for the next generation.

It’s an investment in our employees, our customers, and our communities. We’re all on one team and together, we’re building tomorrow’s energy foundation today.

MOVING CALIFORNIA FORWARD. TOGETHER.

We believe in going the extra mile and feel fortunate to be Southern California’s partner in energy. Every day we’re inspired by the people and businesses who are making contributions, big and small, to help our communities thrive. And we want to work hand-in-hand with them, every step of the way. We have big dreams and we know nothing big is ever accomplished alone. Together, we’re making sure California, and all of us who live here, shine bright.

OUR CUSTOMERS

SCE’s service territory includes 430 cities and communities with a total customer base of about 5 million residential and business accounts. We proudly serve approximately 15 million people in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

GIVING BACK

In 2017, we contributed $21 million in charitable contributions and nonprofit sponsorships. More than 90% of our giving helps underserved residents, including diverse ethnic groups, seniors; people with disabilities; women; gay and lesbian populations; and low-income families. In 2017, our employees donated $2.3 million and volunteered 134,319 hours with local nonprofits and schools.

OUR ELECTRIC GRID

SCE maintains more than 105,773 miles of distribution lines. Our system contains approximately 1.4 million electricity poles. If you were to lay down the wires that makeup SCE’s extensive transmission and distribution network end to end, they would traverse the United States approximately 40 times.

IT TAKES ALL KINDS

Harmony. It can’t happen if everyone is singing the same note. That’s why we celebrate our differences. We're big believers that diversity and inclusion leads to innovation, creativity and collaboration.

From our entry-level jobs to our senior leaders and everyone in between, our teams reflect a broad array of cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, generations, and life experiences. We like it that way.

A CHORUS OF COMMUNITIES

Employee and Business Resource Groups come together in our workplace based on shared characteristics or life experiences representing a range of cultures, differences, perspectives, and business initiatives such as safety, business trends and the environment. They generously volunteer their time to embrace and promote the value of diversity and inclusion within our company.

Our resource groups focus on environmental and sustainability awareness, advancement in business practices, women’s advancement in the workplace, LGBTQ inclusion and growth, special needs education and resource, advocacy and safety awareness and practices, promotes innovation and encourages personal and professional growth.


Pedro J. Pizarro

President and Chief Executive Officer

 
Pedro Pizarro is president and chief executive officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and Edison Energy Group, a portfolio of competitive businesses engaged in renewable generation, energy services for commercial and industrial customers, and delivery or use of electricity. He is a member of Edison International’s board of directors.

Pizarro served as president of SCE from October 2014 through May 2016, when he was elected president of Edison International. He was elected chief executive officer in October 2016. Previously, Pizarro was president of Edison Mission Energy (EME) and chaired its board of directors from 2011 until the sale of substantially all of its assets to NRG Energy in April 2014. EME was a subsidiary of Edison International at the time. EME was an independent power producer that owned, leased, operated and sold energy and capacity from electric power generation facilities, and engaged in hedging and energy-trading activities in competitive power markets.


Kevin M. Payne

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin M. Payne is chief executive officer of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric utilities, delivering power to approximately 15 million people in a 50,000-square-mile service area spanning Central, Coastal and Southern California. He is a member of SCE’s board of directors.

Prior to his current role, Payne was senior vice president of Customer Service for SCE. In that role, he was responsible for SCE’s customer products and services, customer engagement and call center operations, demand-side management programs, field services, account management and advanced metering.

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    Great place to work. Lots of opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute to a slowly, but surely evolving business.

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    The utility is seeing a bit more competition these days, and I think the company is going through some growing pains to re-position themselves in the future. Unfortunately this means organization changes (moving/change roles & locations, loss of jobs sometimes, etc.). It's still quite a stable place to work if you're willing to adapt with them, but this may not be for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working hard to develop & modernize their measurement and control systems for operating the grid. This will be the key in unlocking a new business model and revenue stream for distributed energy resources (i.e. solar & energy storage) in the energy marketplace.

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    I worked with an HR hiring specialist to understand the position and submit the proper documents (resume, etc.). I was then tested in a group of other potential hires for team dynamics, leadership, etc., with use cases that we had to work through. I was interviewed two times and then hired.

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Southern California Edison Awards & Accolades

  • Military Friendly Employers Bronze Award Designation, Military Friendly, 2017
  • #2 Solar Utility in the US, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), 2018
  • #1 Energy Storage Utility in the US, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), 2018
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index - 100%, 2018
  • Diversity Best Practices Index Leading Companies, Diversity Best Practices, 2017
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