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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated March 22, 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 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of work life balance and slow to make decisions (in 13 reviews)

  • Lack of trust, respect in senior management as shareholders/ (in 26 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. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    understaffed, politics, promotion based on tenure and relationship rather than merit

    Advice to Management

    reward people based on performance, stop pretending you lead the way when you definitely not


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Finance Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Stable job, good benefits and competitive salary.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Management does not provide clear direction, many competing priorities which leads to constant fire drills and severe lack of planning.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Shareholders and Senior Management Making $$$$"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Changing industry is creating opportunities and reducing some of the existing bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Too much middle management who look to manage up only and don't promote their employees or employees ideas. Lack of trust, respect in senior management as shareholders/senior management benefit, yet layoffs, reducing benefits are a norm for the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Make surveys confidential so that employees participate and are not afraid of retaliation. Management should share in the pain, i.e. reduced salaries, bonuses, stock options, etc....


  6. "Senior QA Test Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior QA Test Analyst in Rosemead, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior QA Test Analyst in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company to work with.

    Cons

    No Cons to mention about this company.

    Advice to Management

    No Advice.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Changing with the times"

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


  8. Helpful (10)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "It's not what it seems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vacation, Sick Pay, Compensation, Pension, 401k

    Cons

    Positions that require degrees have people managing them that have no college education. No point in having a Code of Conduct or Ethics and Compliance if it only pertains to some employees. Managers and above are untouchable if you are connected.

    Advice to Management

    Managers with no education or less education than the people they manage do not make effective managers. Also, random drug testing for managers and above should be required.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Energy Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  11. "Professional Trainee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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



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