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Updated February 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 87 reviews)

  • The company offers good pay and benefits (in 64 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Westminster, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer 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 & integrate new technology into the mix to make power distribution more affordable and greener.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "People mean nothing to upper management- lay-off aplenty, reactionary strategies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Great service territory, some very talented people

    Cons

    regular lay-offs, management, poor culture, employee shooting

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Work needs to be done to improve the work environment and tools employees use to do their jobs."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great compensation and benefits
    Company is a leader in trying to transform the utility industry in California.
    Lots of areas you can move to within the structure if you apply and are accepted

    Cons

    Technology is way behind the times. Employees and managers lack the ability to perform many transactions without help and IT lacks the ability to provide solutions. The company still struggles with decision making and, even though multi-layered and bureaucratic, will reverse itself. Work/life balance is questionable. There is no formalized work-from-home policy. Managers do not seem to try to control the number of projects employees are expected to work (which makes it particularly bad for high performers who have to absorb most of that). Some employees have been allowed to get away with behaviors not in line with corporate “values”. I am not confident with some of the executives leading some major areas.

    Advice to Management

    Start making people your number one priority over everything else. Treat them more like family instead of like cogs in a wheel.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Progressive leader in the Utility Industry

    Cons

    Senior management seems change quickly, otherwise it is a very stable company in an ever changing environment


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Individual Contributor"

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

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

    Pros

    SCE upholds their company values and treats employees very well. They're the type of company that makes you feel proud to be an employee. Plenty of opportunity for career growth and personal improvement.

    Cons

    Lacks the "perks" of the working for a small company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good way to connect across southern california"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Sense of important work being done, literally keeping the lights on. Motivated people for the most part, good salaries and benefits. Depending on section of the company, self starters are rewarded

    Cons

    Since it is regulated, upside for bonus and upward mobility is sometimes limited. Old ways still present despite efforts to change.
    More than average management turmoil and frequent reorganizations

    Advice to Management

    Look to other well managed organizations for guidance


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company the can be even better with some tweeks."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity and the ability to be involved in the changes of the future are amazing. I like being able to have a great work-life balance while becoming more proficient in the energy sector without having to burnout.

    Cons

    Processes could be more efficient preventing delays, as well as having more structured designs in teams and projects.

    Advice to Management

    Work more closely with HR there were some miscues that could cost talent to other organizations. I initially though differently, but decided to be a patient with the slower than average process.

  8. "Great place to work"

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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

    I'm a new employee (four months) but my impression so far is that SCE cares about its employees, tries to do the right thing when faced with tough decisions, and looks toward the future. Everyone has been very friendly and welcoming to me, managers are well trained and the senior leaders are great people with excellent credentials.

    Cons

    I haven't observed any major cons so far


  9. Helpful (7)

    "HR"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are positive.

    Cons

    HR department’s lack of intelligent management has created a competitive and backstabbing place. If you want to work in a department without leadership nor strategy, long hours without resources and no thanks, then work here.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of current HR management rather than layoff talented contributors.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Slow Growth and too many managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, cool fitness center, and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity to move around, slow growth and unfair treatment to managers vs employees. Barely any managers were laid off( there were downgrading) in the last three rounds of lay offs and tons of employees were laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of managers and project managers and increase each manager's direct report count.


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