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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
363 Reviews
2.9
363 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
177 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has great work-life balance, usually many opportunities to volunteer (in 38 reviews)

  • This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of clear direction from senior management (in 15 reviews)

  • GONE are the days of work life balance and transparencies / accountabilities (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company being destroyed by clueless Sr management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Support  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Support in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for. I have been working here since last 6 years...moved from east coast to take up this job. Good benefits, Great training program...in fact I never saw any company spending so much to train their employees, Awesome friends and great people I met over last 5 years.

    Cons

    No accountability what so ever. For example take the training...Managers sign up their work force for training in latest and greatest programs but will fail to check if those guys are actually contributing in those areas. So now you have guys queuing up for training to get free laptops and ipads from the training company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I will save my breath. Please QUIT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Storage Engineer III  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Storage Engineer III in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    This is a company affected by deregulation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Loved working for SCE, unfortunately SONGS was closed

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant II  in  San Clemente, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Office Assistant II in San Clemente, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People, Benefits , Location (on the beach), career advancement, Everything...

    Cons

    Rumors of Lay offs for the past 3 years...very stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Contractor

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    I was hired as contractor. The company is very structured and the environment is great.

    Cons

    Might not have much room to grow.

  6.  

    Company pays well, but still a boys club

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    With right manager, you get training, raises

    Cons

    outsourced IT to India, no promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, cares about employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer  in  San Clemente, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in San Clemente, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company is employee centered and although they are laying off many people, its still a great place to work

    Cons

    Its a large company, so there is a bureaucracy you have to learn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Proud to have worked there but as a colleague once stated "It's now a company without a soul"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and they generally attract very talented people. They have a positive public perception that is carefully guarded.

    Cons

    Since the workplace shooting incident in December 2012 the culture has gone from pressure cooker to management witch hunt with steady and significant pressure to outsource as many jobs as possible regardless of it actually saving money or making the company more efficient. The nature of decoupled rates and high rate of return on capital spending has set up rather perverse company economics and culture. Other than the President and CEO, there is a constant shift and change of managers and leaders with year over year increase in fear and instability. The culture does not embrace positive change and seems geared toward snuffing out anyone that dares to try to make things better. A wise long term employee once told me "The smart employees are little turtles that learn to simply keep their heads down and wait for each wave to pass". If you are not in T&D core positions, you are not much more than a necessary evil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ron & Ted, the past several years you have changed a company that anyone would be proud to spend a career at into a revolving door of new people rather than actually providing a vision and driving positive internal change. While you collect millions each year the people in your care are dying on the vine, fired for being merely accused of unsubstantiated "crimes" and laid off not for increased efficiency or cost reduction but rather the need to do something, in fact do anything to make you appear proactive is without a soul or conscience. You're economic strategy of spending billions of capital in many cases as a mechanism of increased earnings and disregard for the affects of beating down O&M (people) will catch up to you. When the public finds out that you frivolously blow through "good" money IE: capital in many cases solely aimed at reducing "bad" money IE: O&M the outrage will force your ouster.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity for career growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Program Contract  in  Pomona, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager, Program Contract in Pomona, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have had a great experience at Edison so far, the department I work for looks to their people for ideas on how to improve processes and procedures and does a good job with helping achieve a beneficial work/life balance.

    Cons

    Politics sometimes get in the way of decision making in hiring of managers, which can be quite frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There were opportunities for advance and pay was very competitive.

    Cons

    Work was not distributed equally. Some departments were overstaffed while others were understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Was a great place to work , now not so much.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist III  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist III in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Great people.

    Cons

    Highest level of management only care about themselves and whatever they can take out of the company. They are willing to sacrifice lower level personnel to pad their bank accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have already ruined a great company and the lives of many that committed their lives to it. Should have given the people you laid off an offer of a reduced salary to save money rather then toss them to the curb. Outsourcing will never replace the talent you purged. What you saved in wages of IT talent you will lose in core TDBU employee productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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