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Updated February 15, 2017
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Southern California Edison CEO Kevin Payne
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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. Featured Review

    "Senior Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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. Helpful (6)

    "So much wasted talent, worthless middle management, so many rules even they can't keep track"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    great salary, benefits and even a pension (who has those anymore?)

    Cons

    extremely political environment, managers who know almost nothing about the actual work but are very adept at office "good old boy" politics.


  3. "Changing with the times"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On course for the future in a dramatically changing industry.
    Good benefits, but long term employees retained better package than newbies.

    Cons

    Biased toward organizations considered "core business."
    A lot of reorganization over several years has created gaps in continuity.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Mid-Level Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Used to be a secure work environment

    Cons

    In order to appear to be trying to handle a shooting incident a few years ago; older, white males are labeled as "Rivergrade-type Managers". Character assassination and false claims against them are rampant.


  6. "Smart Career Parh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Progressive Company
    Utility Energy Service Leader
    Good Benefits and Pay

    Cons

    No inline promotions
    Reorganizations, tho necessary, can be unsettling

    Advice to Management

    Extend more cross-training opportunities and delegation across organization.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Cruel when you need support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the pay is good for a young single person for the position I'm reviewing.
    You have access to learning in specific fields.

    Cons

    Lack of compassion during high stress caused by personal problems at home.
    A bad culture of mocking one's family structure.
    No accountability on management for enabling others to not do their jobs as required.
    Management is scared to hold minorities to the same standards.

    Advice to Management

    The shooting at rivergrade was one individuals means of lashing out against management that was cruel and had no empathy to his situation. Your firing American workers for H-1b visas is going to bring more problems that shouldn't even exist.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Energy Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Education paid by the company

    Cons

    No more pension contributions for new hires


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Work-Life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I worked at SCE, it was really refreshing to be around such intelligent and hard working individuals. Although the work could me monotonous, being in Corporate Communications seemed to always have challenges - good and bad.

    Cons

    A pitfall of such hardworking individuals means that sometimes maintaining balance is tough to come by. Because everyone wanted to deliver such great results, working overtime became the norm. On the backend of my time at SCE, it seemed that the leadership didn't have the right amount of integrity to grow the work and teams effectively. So, a lot of people got burned out and needed change that wasn't heard.

    Advice to Management

    Older employees and young employees have a lot of offer from different standpoints. The key is to integrate them and not segregate.


  10. "Professional Trainee"

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

    Pros

    good pay, good people, lots to learn

    Cons

    no 401k benefits for interns

    Advice to Management

    no comment


  11. "Intern (Engineering - Advanced Tech)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience for an engineering intern.

    Cons

    Work may be irregular as an intern. Was given many assignments but few regular responsibilities.



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