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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance and paid holidays (in 80 reviews)

  • The company has great pay and benefits that far exceed the private sector (in 70 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Doesn't walk the walk"

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

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

    Pros

    benefits are decent, although even that is deteriorating.

    Cons

    Very slow pace. The company is held hostage by vendors who deliver bad quality products and then charge again to fix them, Executives talk about becoming an efficient company but act the opposite.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Just say No!"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid well to do a job that most people can do but with lots of constraints and bureaucratic run-around

    Cons

    Expected to answer to pages, texts, and emails 24 x 7 within 15 minutes. Not a job for social skills.

    Advice to Management

    Stop expecting employees to be slaves. They are not there to do your whimsy requests and play your political games.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "IT / Telecom"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, wages, union job, big California utility, better options on the power side of the company. Stay away from the IT/Telecom department

    Cons

    Completely mismanaged all the way to the director level. Management in the IT/Telecom department are all "Yes Men". They lack the intestinal fortitude to speak up for what is right, even when they know certain things they are doing is wrong. Middle management doesn't even trust upper management. The managers don't even know the technologies that their employees use or or working with, so frustrating. Currently IT/Telecom is the laughing stock of the company, but management doesn't even care about making improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to speak up on your employees behalf. Learn how to work with your employees and not always fight against them. Hire some managers that are actually technical, if they are managing a technical field. Some managers just can't lead. The culture encourages back stabbing and a "ME" first attitude. They have "Core Values" that no one in management IT/Telecom follows. Heaven forbid you having an opposing viewpoint


  4. Helpful (5)

    "CSR2"

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    Former Employee - CSR2 in Covina, CA
    Former Employee - CSR2 in Covina, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, friendships, skills learned, pension

    Cons

    No trust of management, DO NOT think of issuing an ethics report against them as HR is on their side, not yours - remember that - even when you're telling the truth. And unless you are good friends with a supervisor or manager, you are not getting very far in your career here. Ethics is something that is preached but not practiced.

    Advice to Management

    Establish honesty and trust with ALL employees, stop nepotism and favoritism, when employees have issues, listen with a clear, judgmental ear, not a prejudiced one, practice what is preached "assume best intentions" and give EVERYONE a fair chance, not just the ones you like.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Top Down Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fat paychecks for bare minimum work. If you love politics and have no core values, this could be a great place to work.

    95% jobs are horrible, 5% are exciting. If you are lucky to be in the 5%, great, else, there is nothing else.

    Cons

    Just too many. Corruption, politics, no desire to hire and retain talent. Human resources department is making it harder for the company to progress.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lack of trust for senior leadership. People are the biggest asset to any business. Invest in your people and trust their intelligence.

    Middle management doesn't operate with integrity and has little respect for people. Any person in a leadership position should at the very least live by the company's values.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits used to be good but even that is being cut to save the company more money. I wish I can say more but this is really a bad environment to work.

    Cons

    No work life balance. The company has laid off to many employees it the work has doubled. This means the people left have to work three times as hard and longer just to get by. The company has such bad managers whose main job is not lo look out for his or her team but to manage upper management. Ultimately, this effects the working ranks with low moral and to much stress with no recognition. This used to be a good company to work for but not anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating your employees and stop thinking about making yourselves look good with executives.


  7. Helpful (18)

    "Where desire and determination go to die"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "It's not what it seems"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Hypocrisy knows no bounds...34 years/retired"

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Lineman in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Journeyman Lineman in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation, Sick Pay, Compensation, Pension, 401k

    Cons

    No point in having a Code of Conduct or Ethics and Compliance if it only pertains to some. .

    Advice to Management

    Random drug testing for managers and above should be required but, only applies to Local 47 IBEW members under the DOT. With more than 33 years with Edison in Construction Field Forces,I have first-hand knowledge of the drug abuse and lack of ethics, that takes place in all the districts in the Northern Region of Edison.This is the main factor that I chose retirement because management protects incompetent workers.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not the old SCE"

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good, but being cut every year.

    Cons

    SCE has taken a bit in the leadership and the company is all about the almighty dollar. They hire contractors whose safety records reflect on company employees so although the company makes money hand over fist, they do not reward employees in the yearly bonus because safety goals are not met. They also hire young, inexperienced employees who are not well-trained, who also impact safety goals.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your long-term employees without any safety guys and reward their hard work and experience based on work history. Im guessing their bonus was quite nice.


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