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Southern California Edison Rosemead Reviews

Updated December 12, 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 (8)

    "HR Senior Business Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hire really talented overly qualified HR professionals.

    Cons

    Current Principal Managers and Senior HR Managers are promoted based on their loyalty to the OLD HR Senior Leadership. They end up being lazy and working as little as possible. Meanwhile exempt employees are working an unreasonable number of hours and it’s never enough and are not given credit. Despite the multiple Ethics investigations involving yHR, they let the best talent walk out the door or lay them off because they are threatened when these people try to change or question the toxic status quo culture.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of all your HR Managers and bring in some that will make change happen. EVOLVE OR DIE a slow death SCE. Outsource all of it to weed out all the ad apple and start all over again. Kevin and Pedro, stop accepting mediocrity! You deserve better.


  2. "Terrific Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Process Architect in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Business Process Architect in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits; Respectful managers; Clearly communicated corporate strategy and priorities; Supportive and responsive HR group; Many work locations; Flexible about working from home; Valuable education reimbursement

    Cons

    Message from leadership does not always make it to lower levels; Limited command and control allowing resistance to change/improvement

    Advice to Management

    Lead - Select a strategy and then put measures and rewards/penalties in place to encourage top-to-bottom alignment

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Oh the Dreams they Sell"

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

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

    Pros

    They pay you on time, mostly. Edison essentially has a monopoly on most of their Control Area, so that offers some stability when it comes to employment. Their benefits are decent, more or less inline with any major American corporation.

    Cons

    Edison sells a good game of change and growth, but their culture is quite set in the past. When you give the recommendations they request of you, be prepared to have them tell you "These changes can't be made, that's the way we've always done it" They require you to submit safety observations (even if they are made up) and your performance ratings depend on them. If you love meetings where the only outcome is another meeting, Edison is the place for you. The Performance Evaluations are successful in keeping the employee at arm's length of all managers, so expect your manager to have zero idea about what you do on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on inefficiencies, steer clear of the hypocrisies. Drop the PDP process. In 20 years you might get close to the "Start up" environment you are attempting to create.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IT Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team collaboration and dedicated employees

    Cons

    Too political. Company outsourced the wrong management teams


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, work location; most managers are good at helping you advance your career, but like with some other companies, there are those that do not care if you are successful.

    Cons

    Change in management; changes in core work functions

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. Helpful (6)

    "It was stressful"

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

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

    Pros

    401k Match
    Fitness Reimbursement
    Great Medical and Dental Benefits
    It pay more than some jobs.

    Cons

    If you are not part of the clique, you will not last long. Nepotism, two faced managers, discrimination you name it ...its there. It is not want you know but rather who you know that creates long term employment at Edison
    Enormous amount of money and bonuses paid to Managers that basically do nothing and will do whatever to whom ever to appear efficient to Directors and Stakeholders

    Advice to Management

    Treat ALL employees with dignity and respect.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Good and bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits
    People I work with
    The work I do is challenging

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from rank and file employees and employees don't trust them
    Losing good people due to frustration with senior leaders
    Exceedingly complex strategy and policies
    Lack of technology - many manual processes with an exceedingly long and bureaucratic tech approval and implementation approach
    People in management positions who shouldn't be there
    Safety overkill with a lack of understanding where to focus efforts
    Top heavy management to employee ratio

    Advice to Management

    Practice the values in public and private
    Don't keep looking for employees to "fix" the problems, look to yourselves first!

  8. Helpful (10)

    "SCE Finance Org"

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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

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

    Pros

    Company has many different career paths. Individual success is dependent upon personal effort AND having a management support. Benefit package is above average.

    Cons

    In my opinion, the finance organization has no leadership or long term goals. Expect a very reactionary atmosphere with high turnover levels. Currently (2017) people are quitting without having a new job to fall back on because the environment is always negative. Expect long hours with little recognition and a culture of retribution/ retaliation.

    Advice to Management

    Quit listening to your high priced consultants, letting the law department dictate policy, remove poor performing managers, value your people and you may see a positive change in culture. There is a reason you the culture & assessment review comes back negative every 3 years.


  9. "Changing Company, Improving Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The business is complex, problems are interesting to solve, and it's a great place to learn something new.

    Cons

    Long time employees lack flexibility and are resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on pace with what you are doing. Don't give up because many want strong leadership and change.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Doesn't walk the walk"

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

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

    Pros

    benefits are decent, although even that is deteriorating.

    Cons

    Very slow pace. The company is held hostage by vendors who deliver bad quality products and then charge again to fix them, Executives talk about becoming an efficient company but act the opposite.


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