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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated April 20, 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. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager III in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager III in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customers are the number reason work is enjoyable.

    Cons

    Management is implemented severance/ cost-cutting measures

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "service planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Planner in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    the company provide great benefits

    Cons

    i cannot find any cons for this company.

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. Helpful (9)

    "A onetime great company ruined by corporate greed and incompetence"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist II in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist II in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and benefits, good people

    Cons

    After John Bryson was forced to retire the corporate hoodlums took over and destroyed this proud company and turned it into a hell hole. The incompetent greedy leaders are bleeding the company dry.
    They fire the people that made the company what it once was and replace them with cheap contractors from overseas to take the blame for everything the fools at the top destroy with incompetent decision as they suck the value out of the company with bonuses they do not deserve.

    Advice to Management

    Do the honorable thing… Jump off a cliff.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of good opportunities for learning new tasks and functions in different projects.

    Cons

    It's the blind leading the blind. No one knows what they are doing so its trial and error.
    Management has very little respect for people with extensive experience from previous employment.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from outside to lessen the "narrow-think" culture.


  6. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Maintenance Accounting Clerk in Alhambra, CA
    Former Employee - Construction Maintenance Accounting Clerk in Alhambra, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, safety focused. Nice to go to school where you work. Training was 6 weeks and very informative. Working here is cool.

    Cons

    Lots of people all day every day. The hustle and bustle everyone moving. Deadlines to meet. Fast pace office. Lot's of filing.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to Management; life is happening fast and in the world we have to make many choices so my advice is everyday choose to be your best self.


  7. "Substation operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Substation Operator in San Joaquin, CA
    Current Employee - Substation Operator in San Joaquin, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great job and good people

    Cons

    Management lost touch with employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good company but not what it used to be. Recent cuts by senior leadership show a lack of innovation."

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

    Pros

    Stability and great pay. However, the benefits are slowly getting eroded by recent cut backs. Solid benefits and great time off policies.

    Cons

    Old school style of management that sometimes feels restrictive. Not much to look forward to in the future except more cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Find new ways to become innovative.


  9. "Legit Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training in Chino, CA
    Former Employee - Training in Chino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and Good Medical

    Cons

    Extremely long hours if your salary

    Advice to Management

    Promote and reward your top preformers more


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Double Speak"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1) in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP1) in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a good benefits package. I believe most Managers truly care about their team. Peers look out for their teammates. Salaries are reasonable.

    Cons

    The company has changed words to make things appear to be rosy. Examples, merit increases are not tied to performance appraisals but they are; operations excellence means reorganization and downsizing not service improvement; out sourcing to companies that use a preponderance of H1B visa resources to shelter the company from criticism of shipping jobs off shore.

    Advice to Management

    For the executives, be more honest. Use common language. Abandon the direction given by HR leaders. Be more forthright in interactions with your employees and use less corporate speak.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Decommissioning Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scheduler in San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scheduler in San Clemente, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    SONGS was a great place to work, great people, and a great location.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, they decided to decommission the site. Working in California is difficult. Rediculous regulations and state officials.


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