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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance and paid holidays (in 79 reviews)

  • The company has great pay and benefits that far exceed the private sector (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of work life balance and slow to make decisions (in 14 reviews)

  • Upper management is so totally disconnected from the people who actually do the work (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Space Portfolio Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Space Portfolio Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Space Portfolio Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SCE is evolving into a much more dynamic utility company, which is exciting to be a part of. Good pay and benefits as well.

    Cons

    There are still remnants of the old school utility mentality (this is how we have always done it so why all of the change?)


  2. "Great company, rough on boarding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulare, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulare, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love working for the company and I love the culture.

    Cons

    The onboarding process has been a bit of a nightmare. Anything related to IT and software/computer hardware acquisition has been unacceptably slow. Software that was supposed to be preloaded was not. Software/hardware requests have been made 2-3x. Software necessary to do my job has still not been provided for over 3 months.

    Advice to Management

    Get onboarding and IT in line. Having done most of that on my own with my previous company I know most of these requests should take hours or at most a couple days. 3 months and counting is insulting.


  3. "Health and safety"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Health and Safety Manager in Ventura, CA
    Current Contractor - Health and Safety Manager in Ventura, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in the company, competitive salaries, and a job you can take to the end in regards to retirement if you're looking to go that far.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours, travel to many different locations. Long approval process for contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, great work and thanks for investing in the employees health!


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  5. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, salary, benefits are great. The old timers are really into mentoring and the work itself is steady and secure.

    Cons

    The politics that stir the ranks of middle management will affect you. Most of the work is processing paperwork and complying with government regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Be encouraging.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Work-Life Balance"

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


  8. "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.


  9. "Infrastructure Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - Senior Websphere Administrator in Rosemead, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Websphere Administrator in Rosemead, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work as colleagues and managers respect your work and skills.

    Cons

    Tough career growth as it would take very long time for promotions.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager MPP1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1) in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1) in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice, smart people for the most part. Interesting work about half the time.

    Cons

    Extremely onerous processes, especially working to procure anything new and IT related (which everything is these days). Takes forever to get procurement done, unless you have VP and above clout weighing in. Seems there are 10 groups that need to sign off on relatively simple, inexpensive contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Need more procurement reps and fewer processes to jump through. And there should be service level agreements that limit the time you can be put on hold at the bottom of a pile.


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Professional Trainee in Pomona, CA
    Current Intern - Professional Trainee in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the company and the benefits. There is a lot of prestige to working here.

    Cons

    The industry is changing. Job security is not guaranteed. Recent layoffs are making employees nervous.

    Advice to Management

    I dont think that i have the experience to make any suggestions. I am just reporting what I see.


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