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Southern California Edison Rosemead Reviews

Updated April 13, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Shortsighted Decisions and Lack of Strategic Approach"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Soul-sucking bureaucracy that pays well"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work-Life Balance"

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

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

    Pros

    When I worked at SCE, it was really refreshing to be around such intelligent and hard working individuals. Although the work could me monotonous, being in Corporate Communications seemed to always have challenges - good and bad.

    Cons

    A pitfall of such hardworking individuals means that sometimes maintaining balance is tough to come by. Because everyone wanted to deliver such great results, working overtime became the norm. On the backend of my time at SCE, it seemed that the leadership didn't have the right amount of integrity to grow the work and teams effectively. So, a lot of people got burned out and needed change that wasn't heard.

    Advice to Management

    Older employees and young employees have a lot of offer from different standpoints. The key is to integrate them and not segregate.


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  5. Helpful (11)

    "Lipstick on a Pig"

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

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

    Pros

    Employees were great, Benefits you can't beat, and Pension plan all great

    Cons

    Certain Managers were known to be horrible in how they treated their employees. If you raised issues, you were sought out for revenge. All in an environment when the Leadership yelled from the rooftops that Ethics would be the saving grace to all management mistreatment. Advice: Don't raise your hand or it will get chopped off. The epitome of hypocrisy!

    Advice to Management

    Don't lean to far over the rooftop when you're misleading employees


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. They care about the people there and the compensation is great.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of re-org and reduction in force lay offs in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Too Much Work and no more pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Corporate value are good. Management is places are fair

    Cons

    Reduction of staff and do more with less. You get more work and no more pay for the extra work. Very high stress work workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Employee will stay at a company if they are paid for the extra work and stress.


  8. "Great people to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - AMI Program and Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Former Contractor - AMI Program and Project Manager in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment. Very professional

    Cons

    Nothing. Happy to work with them

    Advice to Management

    Very good people


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. "Infrastructure Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - Senior Websphere Administrator in Rosemead, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Websphere Administrator in Rosemead, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work as colleagues and managers respect your work and skills.

    Cons

    Tough career growth as it would take very long time for promotions.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Under Construction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP2) in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager (MPP2) in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Moving towards alternative energy. A great direction to be headed. Great benefits and a clean working environment. 401K match at 6%.

    Cons

    Poor transition to new business vision. Run for the hills until they can figure themselves out. Toxic leadership and employee moral.

    Advice to Management

    VP's that have multiple ethics violations and poor leadership should be asked to leave. Employees follow leaders behaviors.


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