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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated March 12, 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. Helpful (13)

    "Good People, Good Pay, Rough Times"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of warm and caring employees. The pay and benefits are great. It can be tough to leave because of the two.

    Cons

    Since 2010/2011 there has been a layoff. Each year the layoffs cut more and more people. The employees that have the knowledge and experience are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    I have never seen the lack of trust and anger that the employees have for the executives at SCE.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Southern California Edison"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits as well as educational incentives; good and timely training

    Cons

    Too much corporate bureaucracy at times; slow decision-making

    Advice to Management

    Empower field staff with authority and resouces


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very traditional company trying to manage sweeping changes in industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very caring employees, they become your second family
    - CEO who finally has Customer Service background
    - Pays very well, great benefits; many employee resources and tools (professional and personal)

    Cons

    - Very traditional in its thought processes and perspectives
    - Senior Execs/Senior leaders seem far removed from operational knowledge
    - Mid-level managers micromanage, and promotions are about "who you know"

    Advice to Management

    If you hire intelligent, well-capable employees, allow them to do their best work rather than micromanage and scrutinize their tasks and methods. With a lot of company downsizing, employees are feeling burnt out, and managers seem to turn a blind eye.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Was a Great Place to Work Until 2009"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits Employees easy to work with Excellent Pay Safety number one priority. Advancement very good if you are a relative of someone in upper management

    Cons

    Upper management hire children and relatives that don't have a clue of how to supervise personnel or know anything about the business. Middle management don't listen to employees that have an opinion and if you do you're considered a trouble maker. Most Middle Management employees never came up thru the ranks on how the business is ran. A lot of prejudice in middle management when Obama took Office. Took it out on Black employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please take a look at some of your senior Middle management employees. Most are racist when you have an opinion.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Walk the talk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and benefits, good location

    Cons

    Sr management talks a good game, but has no clue about employee engagement, honesty and trust

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees , be truthful to them and care more for them than yourself


  7. "Good for R&D efforts"

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

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

    Pros

    Progressive R&D technologies - advanced tech lab has many forward looking efforts - need to synergies with current state of the art for better execution. Longer you work in the company more stable but stagnant

    Cons

    Inertia for change in operational organization - highly political env. Many executive leads don't want to force changes. Changing current culture of complacency is very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Inefficient financial management and inadequate strategic direction for operations


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Project Analyst 3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SENIOR PROJECT ANALYST/Junior Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - SENIOR PROJECT ANALYST/Junior Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It can be a great place to work depending on who you ending working with. Some managers are great and some are no good at all.

    Cons

    Company is going through a re-org so a lot of people are being let go. This has dragged down the morale of the company.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to re-org the company the sooner the better. No point in dragging in out longer than it has too.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Corporate Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had a great initial leader and team environment. Good information flow and was encouraged to think beyond my current job or discipline. Very good benefits. Very good pay. Was able to learn a great deal about the company and industry and also allowed to take some risks and initiative, in my first two years.

    Cons

    Line of sight was cut off to other business units, and information slowed. The senior leaders of the company don't live the values. In every meeting with our most senior leader he never asked me how my work environment was and whether my leader was doing a good job. I would have said my work environment was toxic but my leader was doing best job possible - needed more support. Promotions are hard to come by and people slack off in their positions and let those below them do the real work.

    Advice to Management

    Give better support to your senior managers and directors. Don't give lip service to skip level meetings, make them meaningful. How do we learn and improve if you won't ask for and assess accurate work situations? Seems like integrity was punished and complacency was rewarded. That's not a recipe for success or for a good work environment.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Used to be good, now outsourced into mediocrity"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, good benefits. Decent people to work with. Great 401k match. Exposure to leading edge technology. Prepared for my next job.

    Cons

    Horrible work location in armpit of east metro LA area. Exec leadership is lacking, all they know is cost-cutting and outsourcing to enrich themselves. No strategic vision to become anything else than a utility collecting money.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box and evolve to something different. Become a leader instead of a follower. Treat your people better.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good -- Not Great -- Place to Work"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    Interesting industry with lots of opportunity to diversify your experience. Employee engagement/satisfaction is relatively low and depending who you work for, you may not feel valued -- that being said, if you are self-motivated and look more to your own work for self satisfaction vs. getting it from others, things can work out well for you. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Siloes between organizations and competing priorities make it difficult to know where to focus or to get things done. Changing environment, reductions in force have had an impact on many employees -- both those who have been let go and those who are still here.



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