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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "I like being able to have a great work-life balance while becoming more proficient in the energy sector without having to burnout" (in 94 reviews)

  • "great pay and benefits from health insurance to bonuses" (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "Depending on the organization, your work-life balance can be completely exhausting" (in 19 reviews)

  • "There are "clicks" in which favoritism plays a large role specially with upper management" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Help Lead the Clean Energy Revolution!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Great time and place to work if you want to help clean the power system and help customers make cleaner energy choices. The new corporate strategy is inspired and is a daily reminder of how important the work is. The work-life balance is hard to beat.

    Cons

    There are some cultural pockets of complacence; but this can be avoided if you stay focused on the importance of the work. Employees often seek promotions through interviewing for new jobs within the company, since in-line promotions are all too infrequent.


  2. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company culture is welcoming and supportive

    Cons

    seems difficult/unlikely to be promoted to management positions

  3. "Very fast paced and a lot to learn"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has excellent benefits and our group constantly has room for growth and opportunities to move forward with your career. The ability to reach out to other departments and get insight and knowledge transfer is helpful when learning your new roll. A lot of training's that help you understand topics and complete your job faster.

    Cons

    Asking for help more than once when stuck on a problem is almost frowned upon by some. Daily work can sometimes be a lot and can get stressful for a new employees. There are "clicks" in which favoritism plays a large role specially with upper management. Some training are to "high level", but it would be better if more examples where provided as to how and why we do things. Work/Life balance depends on you mostly, but what are you supposed to do when you have a lot of work and a lot of deadlines? Life, work balance can be tough depending on how much help you get or ask for (hmm), how long you've been in a group and how hard you work.


  4. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, great people and cafeteria onsite.

    Cons

    Still room for improvement to make work more efficient. Company still transitioning between the "old ways" and current way of doing things. Some groups are not as flexible with their employees vs. other groups.

    Advice to Management

    Support employees working from home on a "as needed basis". Middle management needs to feel empowered about making decisions/ choices to guide their employees without fearing their upper management. Overall, the company is going in the right direction.


  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SCE has good benefits, and many locations to work over its service territory. There are many opportunities to move around in the company if current position is found to be less-than-desirable.

    Cons

    Most organizations are overworked, and therefore, many work long hours or take their work home with them. Depending on the organization, your work-life balance can be completely exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Start saying "no" to new work, or re-prioritize and drop tasks, when employees are too busy.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    High paid. Work life balance depends on the organization.

    Cons

    Not supportive working culture. Organizations are not working together as a team.


  7. "Rating of Edison"

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    Current Employee - Power and Delivery Business in Chino, CA
    Current Employee - Power and Delivery Business in Chino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good wages. Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    There are no Cons

    Advice to Management

    Negotiate wages when an employee has experience

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work for with regards to salary and benefits."

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    Former Employee - Analyst Program Project I in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst Program Project I in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for the job level.

    Cons

    Everyone is related to each other.

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiring relatives so actual work can get done.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "IT is run by outsourcing"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer/Solution Architect in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer/Solution Architect in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A very few people in Enterprise Architecture know what they’re doing

    Cons

    IT development is run by Infosys and TCS and they’ve entirely taken over operations. In 2015 SCE let go over 300 full time people and replaced them with Infosys and TCS, offshore companies. Since then IT’s budget has tripled and the quality of work done primarily by people in India has been severely lacking in quality while at the same time skyrocketing in costs.
    Two reorgs have enabled incompetent managers that have been there for life and essentially taken control away from the few people like myself in Enterprise Architecture that actually know what they’re doing.
    I chose to leave before even having a new job because the toll it was taking on me severely impacted the quality of life and it pained me to see the wasteful practices of over spending and incompetence.
    If you value your career then this is not the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Fire the incompetent people and quit throwing customer’s money offshore to more incompetent people taking jobs away from Americans. The Peter Principle is rampant and if you don’t see it then you are likely in your position because you are also riding the train of incompetence.


  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work if you are looking for a stable job.

    Cons

    Typical corporate environment which can be frustrating to some.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to change to allow people to develop and grow.


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