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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated April 24, 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 67 reviews)

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

  • The company has such bad managers whose main job is not lo look out for his or her team but to manage upper management (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, toxic, bureaucratic management"

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice helpful coworkers, good pay.

    Cons

    Poor management, toxic office politics, in need of top down management house cleaning.

    Advice to Management

    TIme for new leaders to come in and help change the corporate culture of back stabbing, cronyism and theory x management.


  3. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Westminster, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Westminster, CA

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

    Pros

    The employees are awesome team players and everyone works together to get the job done quickly and efficiently. It is all about good work ethics, doing your part, helping out your fellow employee, communicating, and having great customer service towards clients and employees to get the job done and everyone satisfied.

    Cons

    There is not much overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company To Start A Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for SCE for 5 years immediately out of college and it was a very good experience. The company has great pay and benefits that far exceed the private sector. In my department I was able to have some flexibility with schedule and actually had a degree of control over my own work. I would definitely recommend the company to a new grad or young adult trying to get some real world experience.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and bogged down by a ridiculous amount of middle management. Many complain of a disconnect between line staff and senior management. Often times certain jobs are too specialised and it is difficult to have high performing cross-functional teams.

    Advice to Management

    Allow room for advancement and value your younger employees just as much as your lifers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Principal Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Southern California offers great benefits.

    Cons

    Innovation is not the strong suit, its a highly regulated environment, many people have been at the company for years and it can be hard to navigate the sacred cows.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "IT Jobs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Client Solution Representative in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Internal Client Solution Representative in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a family friendly environment, Fair cost of living increases.

    Cons

    Too much politics, Never sure who does what.

    Advice to Management

    Should really be feeling some remorse on how outsourcing all the IT employees was handled and the still lingering impact it has caused to core business operations that still stay in contact with me seeking advice.


  8. "IT Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in San Dimas, CA
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in San Dimas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very Good Organization to work

    Cons

    Dint found any downside for SCE


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Government like environment - very political"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorba Linda, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorba Linda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best benefits I have ever had
    Good pay
    Decent work life balance (most of the time)

    Cons

    Old school mentality
    Very political and process heavy (very long useless processes throughout the company)
    Red tape and bureaucracy
    Cost cutting and lay offs are on the top of the list for executive. Despite of this, the company is extremely inefficient in the way it operates.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire smart people, let them drive change. Stop with the cost cutting talk all the time as it drove employee morale to the lowest levels possible. Drive towards efficiency as opposed to head count reductions.


  10. "Project Analyst 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Overall good company pay is standard and benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Work locations were not flexible when they could be.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager II in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Manager II in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great utility with forward thinking with integrative strategic thinking, Building the grid of the future
    with the newest technology available for a cleaner future.

    Cons

    While trying to become a business of the future and re-organizing the business model, there is no real thought or structure in place for a successful model to be successful post re-org. There needs to be more strategic visioning about what the company's long term goal of the future is going to be.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to communicate what the real plan for long term strategy for the different departments and corporates goals are.


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