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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated September 19, 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)

Cons
  • Upper management is so totally disconnected from the people who actually do the work (in 31 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Senior Project Manager"

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    • 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. "Terrific Employer"

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    Current Employee - Business Process Architect in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Business Process Architect in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits; Respectful managers; Clearly communicated corporate strategy and priorities; Supportive and responsive HR group; Many work locations; Flexible about working from home; Valuable education reimbursement

    Cons

    Message from leadership does not always make it to lower levels; Limited command and control allowing resistance to change/improvement

    Advice to Management

    Lead - Select a strategy and then put measures and rewards/penalties in place to encourage top-to-bottom alignment

  3. "Admin Support"

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    Current Employee - Designer in San Dimas, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in San Dimas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    no one leaves. Have to wait for them to retire


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Center Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Data Center Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good balance between work and personal time

    Cons

    Unfortunately SCE opted to go through Managed Services (Tata)

    Advice to Management

    Find a better balance of ration between FTEs and Contractors


  5. "SCE Intern Review"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern California Edison as an intern

    Pros

    Solid pay, safe work environment, variety of work locations, respectful management, interesting work

    Cons

    General large company issues, so large you feel like you can't effect anything

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay personable to your employees


  6. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SCE focuses on Leadership, Strong Values, Diversity, employee development. Changes are exciting and challenging.

    Cons

    California utility industry has changed. It moves away from the traditional utility mindset. Employees must be able to adjust and adapt to the new culture and work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Motivation, quick learner, adaptable are the keys. Must demonstrate leadership and all level and take ownership and pride. Key performance and setting goals should be adjusted to fit the business needs.


  7. "GCM"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Southern California Edison as an intern

    Pros

    Very flexible and great people

    Cons

    The pace is pretty slow but not always a con.

  8. "Wonderful Company to Work At"

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    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

    Great work-life balance
    Challenging work
    Continuous growth

    Cons

    Given the size of the company there are a lot of opportunities to streamline processes

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Meter Technician 1"

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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

    Metershop is very easy going and great atmosphere. There is only a certain amount of work that needs to be done every day.

    Cons

    Sometimes its gets boring in the shop.


  10. "Exciting , meaningful and respectful environment."

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

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

    Pros

    Southern California Edison is leading the way in reducing greenhouse gases and offering increased customization and choice for new customer segments. More transformation and opportunity every day in the electrification of transportation and other sectors. Exciting, important work that sustains life. Very supportive atmosphere. Employees working together in new ways with fresh thinking.

    Cons

    Speed with which the landscape is changing is boggling (but so exciting, almost thrilling.)

    Advice to Management

    Keep fostering a culture of respect. Stay real.


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