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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance and paid holidays (in 79 reviews)

  • The company has great pay and benefits that far exceed the private sector (in 69 reviews)

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

  • Upper management is so totally disconnected from the people who actually do the work (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. 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.


  3. "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


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Corporate Greed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CMA in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - CMA in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, multiple field work locations.

    Cons

    Rampant corporate greed, they no longer take care of their employees, hire from outside sources instead of promoting from within.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing and have some faith in the people you hire.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "System Operations Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Operations Supervisor in Mira Loma, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Operations Supervisor in Mira Loma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Endless career path possibilities. The sky is literally the limit. The only thing holding people back from promotions and career progression is themselves. Compensation is more than fair. Work life balance left a little something to be desired, but that is expected from 24hr/365 operation. Somebody always has to be there and sometimes it's your turn, even if you have plans!

    Cons

    There is a lot of negativity among union employees. The sense of entitlement is downright ridiculous. It creates a hostile work environment. If you can muscle through all that hate and stay positive and focused on your path you will be ok, but it's hard to deal with sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Meditation!


  8. "Work Methods Technical Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Pomona, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Diversity, Career Growth, Great Benefits, Great People

    Cons

    Operational Excellence is code word for layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people before you arbitrarily cut their jobs


  9. 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.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities. Great Health insurance. They take care of their employees. Trainings are always available.

    Cons

    No part time positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rewarding and appreciating your employees for their hard work.


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