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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated October 14, 2018
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Southern California Edison CEO Kevin Payne
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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 99 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 35 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Westminster, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Westminster, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute to a slowly, but surely evolving business.

    Cons

    The utility is seeing a bit more competition these days, and I think the company is going through some growing pains to re-position themselves in the future. Unfortunately this means organization changes (moving/change roles & locations, loss of jobs sometimes, etc.). It's still quite a stable place to work if you're willing to adapt with them, but this may not be for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working hard to develop & modernize their measurement and control systems for operating the grid. This will be the key in unlocking a new business model and revenue stream for distributed energy resources (i.e. solar & energy storage) in the energy marketplace.


  2. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great environment

    Cons

    Slow moving company toward innovation

  3. "average experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    family orientated
    professional enviornment
    understanding of personal life

    Cons

    hard to connect
    sometimes long hours


  4. "I don't understand this field"

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

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

    Pros

    Relatively low stress. 8-5 schedule.

    Cons

    Frustrating. Half baked policies and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your promotion process to encourage top talent to stay.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, good benefits

    OTHER:
     SCE CEO=good
    EDISON INTERNATIONAL CEO = not so good

    Cons

    Must always do more with less
    Unrealistic expectations from upper management who take advice from consultants on how to run the business.

    Advice to Management

    treat all employees like you treat yourself,


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Advisor"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Management respects your opinion and acts on recommendations. Long-term employees are welcoming. Wonderful cafeteria.

    Cons

    Commute to Rosemead is brutal. Need more opportunities to telecommute.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, can be an 8 to 5 job, or less if participate in the many activities organized by employees

    Cons

    Do you want to go to work, do little and never make a decision or take the lead?
    Do you like to collaborate with no results or accountability?
    Like to spend as much time as possible doing non job related activities?
    This might sound very attractive for some, and would be rewarded. It also means living in mediocrity without making this country even a better one

    Advice to Management

    Deep in their hearts, executive Leadership team could not care less; They make an insane amount of money, there is no real accountability, nor a practical-real incentive to make any change as SCE (As many other utility companies) does not need to be more efficient to justify its existence. How can anyone give an advice to such group of people?
    BTY, Florida Power Light runs operations at one third of the cost of SCE with no sweat. Why? Because its leadership team is committed to make a difference

  8. "Awesome Place to Grow and work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I loved every moment here and wish I didn't have to leave

    Cons

    Too much travel to and from my house


  9. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great, friendly coworkers and overall happy and friendly people at SCE. Great facilities. Interesting and challenging work, rewarding. Seems management cares about every employee, which is rare from my experience.

    Cons

    None of which I can think.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work at SCE. Pension is gone for new employees, but excellent match 401k put in its place; goes to show management cares about sustainability of the company, while still maintaining competitive pay and benefits.


  10. "Administrative Aide 3"

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    Current Employee - Administrativ Aide III in Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Administrativ Aide III in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    SCE offers great benefits. It also promotes a comfortable and inclusive working environment. Their opportunities and resources for advancement are incredible. Definitely a company you could stay with and retire from.

    Cons

    It was a long process to get into SCE.


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