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Southern California Edison Project Manager Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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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 67 reviews)

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

  • The company has such bad managers whose main job is not lo look out for his or her team but to manage upper management (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Senior Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (12)

    "Where desire and determination go to die"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Too Much Work and no more pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Great people to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Under Construction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP2) in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP2) in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Moving towards alternative energy. A great direction to be headed. Great benefits and a clean working environment. 401K match at 6%.

    Cons

    Poor transition to new business vision. Run for the hills until they can figure themselves out. Toxic leadership and employee moral.

    Advice to Management

    VP's that have multiple ethics violations and poor leadership should be asked to leave. Employees follow leaders behaviors.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager MPP1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1) in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1) in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice, smart people for the most part. Interesting work about half the time.

    Cons

    Extremely onerous processes, especially working to procure anything new and IT related (which everything is these days). Takes forever to get procurement done, unless you have VP and above clout weighing in. Seems there are 10 groups that need to sign off on relatively simple, inexpensive contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Need more procurement reps and fewer processes to jump through. And there should be service level agreements that limit the time you can be put on hold at the bottom of a pile.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    Lots of good opportunities for learning new tasks and functions in different projects.

    Cons

    It's the blind leading the blind. No one knows what they are doing so its trial and error.
    Management has very little respect for people with extensive experience from previous employment.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from outside to lessen the "narrow-think" culture.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Double Speak"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Project Analyst 3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SENIOR PROJECT ANALYST/Junior Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - SENIOR PROJECT ANALYST/Junior Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It can be a great place to work depending on who you ending working with. Some managers are great and some are no good at all.

    Cons

    Company is going through a re-org so a lot of people are being let go. This has dragged down the morale of the company.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to re-org the company the sooner the better. No point in dragging in out longer than it has too.