Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
347 Reviews

2.8
347 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disappointment

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits once you put in some time. Room for advancement if you were willing to play the game. Had the pleasure of working with some truly dedicated people.

    Cons

    What can you say about a company that perpetrates the failure of a nuclear power plant? Had the misfortune of working with some truly incompetent supervisors and managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys fouled up a good thing.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Life Learning Experience In the Utility Industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    You fill important and needed in society

    Cons

    Long Hours - 24 Hours a day job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    SCE Call Center

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    SCE call center is a good entry level position to move forward in the company.

    Cons

    The Standards of Performance metrics are challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management at this time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Good Pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Too much of red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease your process

  6.  

    New employee

    Current Employee - Engineer II  in  Alhambra, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Alhambra, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits and perks are awesome. Job stability.

    Cons

    My first impression is that the work environment is like how it is working in the defense industry. Processes are slow. The culture is old-fashioned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not get stuck using old technology. Jump on the bandwagon to upgrade to newest technology company-wide (i.e. Old phones to VoIP, mobile timesheet submittal, etc.). Moreover, with a lot of SCE employees retiring, management can brainstorm and come up with new exciting ways how the company can be more attractive to younger generation as they will be the future leaders of the company (i.e. streamline process in knowledge transfers, career advancement, assignment rotation, panel meetings when leaders share their successes and steps taken to move up the company ladder, more attractive company benefits - increase vacation days, achievement awards, etc.)

    Recommends
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Lets Not Hire Professionals, Lets Hire Our Friends and Family

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Long Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Long Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    If you want to sit around and do average work for decent pay, you will fit right in. You can be checked out 100% and no one will ever know.

    Cons

    In the contact center they have not hired any of the top tier management competitively in years. They keep cycling in managers that have no experience or respect for how technical a contact center is and once in seat they try to run the operation by the seat of their pants. They don't take the time to educate themselves on how to run a contact center and make decisions based on their use as consumers with little to no investigation. Their contact center is also the dumping ground for managers that would have been bounced if SCE was run like a real business, Crap in Crap out. Every other year they hire well paid consultants to help the inept managers find direction only to fail on implementation. I feel that this mode is systemic in all of SCE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hide in your offices, you employees know that your naked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    10 yr employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    SCE has good pay, and it has decent benefits. There are pockets within the company that has ethical values and good leadership.

    Cons

    SCE is a poorly managed company, resulting in a less than satisfying workplace. If you have something on the ball keep looking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite frequent reorganizations management can't seem to get it right. Employees gone with poor, inflated management remaining. It needs a Board driven reengineering effort combined with new, strong, thoughtful leadership in place to lead it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    No place to start, or stay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Still some very good people. But every day more of them are leaving. Junior staff seem to be able to get very good jobs after a few years at SCE, , , at another firm.

    Cons

    "Do less with less" is the new company slogan. If you want to do great, expansive work, this is not the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire? Stop treating people like furniture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nice pay, great working environment, poor managed

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Rosemead, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefit and pay package

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction from senior management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    It was a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Irwindale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Irwindale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Compensation, 401k, health insurance, and some opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    HR organization is a joke. Your on your own as you will not get guidance from the rep,. It used to be a good company to work for. At the end I was a number

    The opportunities for growth are it is not what you know but who and HR stands by and does nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people you have there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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