Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
349 Reviews

2.8
349 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
172 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has great work-life balance, usually many opportunities to volunteer (in 33 reviews)

  • Excellent pay, great benefits, professional development opportunities (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard work is not rewarded but if you are buddies with Senior Management you are set maybe (in 14 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Trainee  in  Pomona, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Professional Trainee in Pomona, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good company.

    Cons

    There weren't that many cons, maybe a little boring at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Old Fashioned, not willing to embrace the future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistance IV  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistance IV in Rosemead, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Office Moral and Culture is very supportive of each other. The benefits are great, if you are a full time employee. Great projects to collaborate with numerous government and private entities.

    Cons

    Managers lack integrity throughout each department. Everyone has been brought up to be "Babied" and fed with a Silver Spoon. Money is spent left and right, without any conscious decision to budget and truly look at cost reduction instead of cost increase. The ripple affect flowing to the rate payers. IT department has been outsourced, make routine IT service calls a hassle. Managers " Micro-manage" like they have nothing to do. Company is unwilling to embrace the future of the utility industry; ie solar.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Technical Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist III  in  Westminster, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist III in Westminster, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great compensation, benifits, and work / life balance.

    Cons

    Large company, sometimes things move sowly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Apprentice Lineman

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apprentice Lineman  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Apprentice Lineman in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Company
    Great benefits
    Stable industry
    Must be a Type A personalty

    Cons

    Must be a Type A personalty ( this is a pro if you are one)
    Long hours
    Must be able to brush off the comments from the senior guys. They want to break you. See first Con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay honest and keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Architect  in  Irwindale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Architect in Irwindale, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you don't do anything specially work

    Cons

    other than people killing each other at work it was good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do something

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's about time IT was outsourced

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Cutting unnecessary talent and promoting those who actually make this company happen, T&D will live for ever

    Cons

    Computers are old, offices are average, mgmt is uneducated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to school

  8.  

    Good Company Under Transition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    The Compensation and Benefits are above average for the local market.

    Cons

    Speed of change needed for transition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Jobs not secure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst III  in  Irwindale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst III in Irwindale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary. So-so working condition.

    Cons

    IT outsourced too much. Should have put right people in right positions.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good intern experience - the employees are really helpful to interns and they taught interns well.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Trainee  in  Irwindale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Professional Trainee in Irwindale, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    They had a lot of intern-specific activities that promote team building, self-confidence, and networking. The company takes good care of its interns in training them and giving them tasks that are done by regular employees.

    Cons

    There might not be a big intern program with SCE these days

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great people, interesting work

    Cons

    Currently doing downsizing and outsourcing in Information Technology departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider keeping your senior personal and resist outsourcing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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