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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Cuustomer Solutions Specialist I"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Great Benefits, Quakity work materials, Great training, nice Family oriented environment, management knows you by name amongst hundreds of employees.

    Cons

    Micro managing in the call center is bothersome. Havent receivedvavraise in 3 years because im too close to "maxing out". No lateral opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Inquire with the call center agents, before making call center changes.


  2. "Ops Infra PM"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Rosemead, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and collaborative. WLB on some depts

    Cons

    Most employees were gone due to Managed Services model

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Cruel when you need support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the pay is good for a young single person for the position I'm reviewing.
    You have access to learning in specific fields.

    Cons

    Lack of compassion during high stress caused by personal problems at home.
    A bad culture of mocking one's family structure.
    No accountability on management for enabling others to not do their jobs as required.
    Management is scared to hold minorities to the same standards.

    Advice to Management

    The shooting at rivergrade was one individuals means of lashing out against management that was cruel and had no empathy to his situation. Your firing American workers for H-1b visas is going to bring more problems that shouldn't even exist.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Shortsighted Decisions and Lack of Strategic Approach"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Lead in Rosemead, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Lead in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    No pros at this time

    Cons

    Decisions are made based on short term budget considerations without regard for the human and long-term impact. Lots of petty kingdom building that interferes with employees' ability to get things done. Everything is a number one priority...that just creates confusion, chaos, and stress for all parties.

    Advice to Management

    Take actions that support a clear strategy. Weigh the pros and cons especially when people's livelihoods are directly impacted.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Soul-sucking bureaucracy that pays well"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're an office employee, you'll get paid a lot more for whatever you do than you would in the real world. Benefits are good. Pretty cushy overall. Unless you go out of your way to screw up you can stay there as long as you want.

    Cons

    It's a soul-sucking bureaucracy. There are people who get six figures for doing nothing and meanwhile they're always either laying people off or saying they're going to. Most of the offices are depressing as all get out. There was a tragic office shooting a while back, and after a few statements management response was totally lukewarm. Most of what you do isn't worth anything outside the company, so people end up stuck there. Office safety is insanely over the top but the field safety is bad and a lot of people get shocked or die, especially contractors. We always have to go to meetings about somebody getting shocked or dying.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting union guys steamroll you, weed out people who don't do anything, and make the offices feel less like a suicide mill.


  6. "Telecommunications Engineer ENT3"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was an excellent environment for IT related work.

    Cons

    SCE decided to contract IT services and telecom work.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on quality and security. if contracting doesn't deliver consider going back to staffing with company employees. Note you have handed the keys to a trusted strangers. Under those circumstances, how long will it be before cyber security is breached and what will be the real cost for lack of stringent control of information?


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Not the Same Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pomona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable Benefits, Competitive Salary, 6% Matching 401k, and 25% Discount on Electrical Bill. The work is stimulating and keeps you busy.

    Cons

    The working groups are very difficult to work with and can be very competitive, even among those who are in your same group. Diversity can be nice but causes many cultural conflicts. To be honest, I am an American Traditionalist and it is sad to see the American Values that this company once held erode over the years by compromises and the bottom-line.

    Advice to Management

    Repeal & Replace

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is challenging and the energy industry is exciting. People are great.

    Cons

    Managers don't always get the recognition for their contributions. Good focus on individual contributors. Timelines can also be too aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen and award managers as well as employees.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Busines Analyst BCD"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a great place to work. I enjoyed the people and the work.

    Cons

    To many layoffs and their benefits are not utilized as presented. I went out on short term disability and after 6 months I was approved for Long Term Disability. Once that happend. I was laid off afte 20 plus years.


  10. "Operational Services"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pomona, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressively thinking company and team. Workplace environment very supportive.

    Cons

    Unless you are in a growth position, annual increase is limited from 1-3%

    Advice to Management

    Coach and motivate people. There are many that want to improve and move ahead, but management does not take an interest.


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