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Southern California Edison Project Manager Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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  • Upper management is so totally disconnected from the people who actually do the work (in 31 reviews)

  • Lack of work life balance and slow to make decisions (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Senior Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ambitious leadership that is positioning the company to be a top utility in a rapidly changing industry. Respectful culture. Good pay and benefits. Company will be changing rapidly and will have opportunities for people who can embrace change.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic. Long serving employees can be change resistant.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location for me love it

    Cons

    Would like to work a 9/80 work shift

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company offers good pay and benefits

    Cons

    A big problem is poor management


  4. Helpful (3)

    "IT Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1) in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1) in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really great people at the company. Employees give of money and time- good employee contributions program. Volunteerism is high.

    Cons

    Senior Management disconnected from the front line employees. Managed services has put a real strain on the environment. OpX culture- turning cut throat.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are burned out.


  5. "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, salary, benefits are great. The old timers are really into mentoring and the work itself is steady and secure.

    Cons

    The politics that stir the ranks of middle management will affect you. Most of the work is processing paperwork and complying with government regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Be encouraging.


  6. Helpful (22)

    "Where desire and determination go to die"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits, for now...

    Cons

    The work environment is poisonous, the culture is one of malaise. There's no real accountability or meaningful performance measurement of any kind, because why would there be - it's a regulated monopoly. If you have any ambition, or want your work to mean anything or have any sort of impact, look elsewhere. If you're a young person, avoid entirely. This is where mid to late career people with families go once they've given up.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Too Much Work and no more pay"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Corporate value are good. Management is places are fair

    Cons

    Reduction of staff and do more with less. You get more work and no more pay for the extra work. Very high stress work workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Employee will stay at a company if they are paid for the extra work and stress.

  8. "Great people to work with"

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    Former Contractor - AMI Program and Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Former Contractor - AMI Program and Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent environment. Very professional

    Cons

    Nothing. Happy to work with them

    Advice to Management

    Very good people


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary. Nothing else

    Cons

    Aweful awful awful place to work. Constant layoffs for the five years I was there. Zero innovation. Resistance to change. Slackers will work there for 30 years... The smart go getters leave quickly once they realize that almost any company is better.

    Advice to Management

    Sell transmission... Never will win another competitive project... Sell distribution once it becomes competitive... You have failed so might as well give it to someone who wont.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Progressive Utility Headed in the Right Direction"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Strong leadership that is forward thinking
    - SCE is increasingly filled with young, motivated talent that supports the direction of the company
    - SCE's reputation for technological and environmental leadership is unparalleled

    Cons

    - Lower job security relative to other utilities as SCE is trying to lower costs, which means substantial job cuts in some areas
    - Knowledge management challenges with loss of some experienced workers leads to rework and relearning