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Southern California Edison Irwindale Reviews

Updated December 2, 2016
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Irwindale, CA

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Pros
  • Great work/life balance and paid holidays (in 77 reviews)

  • The company has great pay and benefits that far exceed the private sector (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Only way to move up in the company is to know upper management, regardless of how well you do your job (in 26 reviews)

  • Senior management does not adequately filter downward the overall direction the company is headed (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company To Start A Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked for SCE for 5 years immediately out of college and it was a very good experience. The company has great pay and benefits that far exceed the private sector. In my department I was able to have some flexibility with schedule and actually had a degree of control over my own work. I would definitely recommend the company to a new grad or young adult trying to get some real world experience.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and bogged down by a ridiculous amount of middle management. Many complain of a disconnect between line staff and senior management. Often times certain jobs are too specialised and it is difficult to have high performing cross-functional teams.

    Advice to Management

    Allow room for advancement and value your younger employees just as much as your lifers.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Busines Analyst BCD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a great place to work. I enjoyed the people and the work.

    Cons

    To many layoffs and their benefits are not utilized as presented. I went out on short term disability and after 6 months I was approved for Long Term Disability. Once that happend. I was laid off afte 20 plus years.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Double Speak"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1) in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1) in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a good benefits package. I believe most Managers truly care about their team. Peers look out for their teammates. Salaries are reasonable.

    Cons

    The company has changed words to make things appear to be rosy. Examples, merit increases are not tied to performance appraisals but they are; operations excellence means reorganization and downsizing not service improvement; out sourcing to companies that use a preponderance of H1B visa resources to shelter the company from criticism of shipping jobs off shore.

    Advice to Management

    For the executives, be more honest. Use common language. Abandon the direction given by HR leaders. Be more forthright in interactions with your employees and use less corporate speak.


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  5. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits and career opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance and slow to make decisions.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very traditional company trying to manage sweeping changes in industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very caring employees, they become your second family
    - CEO who finally has Customer Service background
    - Pays very well, great benefits; many employee resources and tools (professional and personal)

    Cons

    - Very traditional in its thought processes and perspectives
    - Senior Execs/Senior leaders seem far removed from operational knowledge
    - Mid-level managers micromanage, and promotions are about "who you know"

    Advice to Management

    If you hire intelligent, well-capable employees, allow them to do their best work rather than micromanage and scrutinize their tasks and methods. With a lot of company downsizing, employees are feeling burnt out, and managers seem to turn a blind eye.


  7. "Telecom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telecommunications Engineer in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Telecommunications Engineer in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    9/80 schedule is available to most employees in the telecom department

    Cons

    Recent lay offs have people worried about outsourcing. IT department was mostly outsourced to India.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "No Career Advancement Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Irwindale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    After leaving SCE, the only thing I miss are some of my coworkers and the $$ reimbursement for gym memberships and workout classes. The 401K was a 6% contribution, but you had to be a FTE for 5 years before being fully vested and getting 100% of the match (though some of your time as a contractor could go towards your 5 years).

    Cons

    It was very hard to advance your career at Edison. They will say they want you to grow and you start doing the work for the position you want, but there was zero effort in management actually getting you the title you were working towards. I left the company for a better position and a 40% pay increase. The grass can be greener on the other side.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to recognize hard work and promote your employees that have gone above and beyond in their roles.


  9. Helpful (12)

    "see employee as commodity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    large pool of talent, tools, software. people are nice and supportive in general. benefit package is above average.

    Cons

    top management sees employees as commodity for trade. When traded out for cost savings, they pocket it in and not seen to share with their customers, as regulated utility companies should, nor would they transform savings to better services.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Gone with the Wind.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Irwindale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits.. better benefits if you worked here long time ago.. they actually had a great pension program!

    Cons

    Management looking to make drastic cuts across the board! Entire business units up for review and where to make cuts/layoffs


  11. "Good Pay and Great work culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Systems Analyst III in Irwindale, CA
    Former Contractor - Systems Analyst III in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work culture is great, managers are an asset to the team as they are very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Background and security check to receive access is way too exhaustive



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