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"Former meter reader desperately trying to get back hired on"

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Former Employee - Meter Reader in Ventura, CA
Former Employee - Meter Reader in Ventura, CA
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No opinion of CEO

I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great pay for relatively easy duties
Not a demanding place to work
Great health benefits
Good place to work if you don't have a college degree

Cons

Unethical business practices
Not welcoming of new ideas
Management turns a blind eye to the elephant in the room

Advice to Management

Listen to advice from subordinates. Reward hard work. The union creates a communist type work atmosphere, but that doesn't excuse the need for hard work. Avoid a union job if you would like your hard work and effort to be rewarded. Join the union if you want a cush job, where little output is expected from the employees. There is little to no jobs at the moment as the company has hired consultants to "help trim the fat." The company structure will definitely be changing within the next decade, but the terrible Los Angeles job market still makes Edison a great place to work, based solely on pay.

Other Employee Reviews for Southern California Edison

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work, Lifelong Career Position"

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    Former Employee - Engineer I in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A place you could stay at forever. They're dedicated to you learning and growing in your career and give great opportunities you cannot find other companies. Benefits were excellent, even still have a retirement fund. Management and senior engineers are very smart, knowledgeable people and are eager to explain the way the power industry works. Engineer I were required to take training classes given by senior engineers that allowed us to learn about most aspects of the company. Has a nice community atmosphere, nice people.

    Cons

    It is an extremely large company. You don't get to learn every aspect of power, there's many departments doing specific tasks and people within the department doing even more specific functions. But if you tire of one area, there's room to move around.


  2. "Great career building experience"

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    Former Employee - Planner II in Alhambra, CA
    Former Employee - Planner II in Alhambra, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary is not the best, but the benefits make up for it. Management regards employees as team members not inferior laborers

    Cons

    The application process can be drawn out at times. I have seen the interview and hiring process go on for 8 months.

    Advice to Management

    When it is management's responsibility to give approvals for projects and designs, there is often a hesitation on their part, delaying the project. There seems to be a feeling of fear to take responsibility for approvals that are outside of the design standard, the request can be passed along from one department to another. Management should take this as a action item and simplify the approval process.

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