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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    The times they are a changing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good life balance

    Cons

    Atmosphere changing - people constantly being laid off

  2. Helpful (5)

    35 year employee Big changes coming in benefits package................................................................

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lineman in Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Lineman in Rosemead, CA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    First 30 years here have been awesome. Had great opportunities to explore different job classifications, company offered both cash balance and 401K, with ample sick time and vacation hours. Regretfully can't say the same for the next 5 years here.

    Cons

    Company has become more bureaucratic with more layers of management. Senior management has become too distant from the rank and file employees that get the work done and help them achieve departmental goals which makes them look good. Significant change in benefits for those under 40 and new hires. Management claims cuts are needed because competition in the industry from current and new energy producers means we must stay cost competitive. However, executives have managed to cash in 3 million in stock options.

    Advice to Management

    Show some appreciation for the hard working that commit extensive overtime hours that are directly responsible for helping the company realize their safety, reliability, and budget objectives by enhancing current benefits not cutting them

  3. Systems Nuclear Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Good Salary
    2) Room to move in different positions
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    Cons

    Slow pace. Lot of old people and politics

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Technical Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and bonuses.

    Cons

    NO job security. I was a part of thousands who just went through a mass layoff. The company makes billions and had just gave us the biggest bonus in the decade that I was there. The impending layoff was held over our heads for months before the day finally came. When we were finally told that we were being laid off, we were given 30 minutes to pack and leave the property. We were told that it would be done with "dignity and professionalism." Nothing could have been further from the truth. It was humiliating. We weren't even given the chance to say "goodbye" to people we had worked with for years. The company didn't have to do this...they did it because they could. Hopefully the investigations by Congress will help.

    Advice to Management

    Get a conscience!

  6. Best for Contractors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Better pay rate
    work life balance

    Cons

    Recent waves of recession has hit it very badly

  7. Helpful (3)

    Highly politicized, Toxic Environment not Focused on Business

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    work life balance can be good depending on department

    Cons

    Highly politicized environment
    No room for advancement
    Brown-nosing a must
    ineptness among management not experienced in modern-day business

    Advice to Management

    Need to enter the new millennium and bring in experienced management to complement the institutional knowledge within the company. Find ways to provide incentives and career development. Stop HR from telling people that "if you are too smart, creative or innovative, you won't fit in"- a really poor recruiting methodology and at the core of what is wrong

  8. Helpful (3)

    it's a illusion.. it is part of the government & a identity that acts like a monopoly.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Irvine, CA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    it's a nice name to show off to your friends.

    Cons

    electricity is cheap, employee's get paid poorly, & pensions are not paid by the government. People mainly work climbing poles, high number get hurt.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to use a computer so your workers don't call the Helpdesk all day, make them responsible for remembering their password, layoff's is needed to get people who spend all day doing nothing out. Managers should not be moved everything they mess up, hopping they will get better. Fire them or demote them.

  9. Great Co

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable long-term job with great potential for Advancement

    Cons

    Becomes boring to do the same job for tens of years

  10. Helpful (1)

    manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemead, CA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    huge company, great people, plenty of opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    too much change, disconnect between senior leadership and employees.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Good compensation, questionable management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Work is interesting, co-workers are great, pay and benefits good (for now). Work life balance pretty good.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, and too many middle managers. Many managers in Customer Service are incompetent, often glorified babysitters armed with "pulse and a checkbook" diploma mill-type credentials (Univ. of Phoenix, Redlands, et al) who have no grasp of the actual work they're managing, and rule with an iron fist to make up for their low self esteem from managing people significantly smarter than they are.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate more middle management, especially the old dinosaurs who will never change their ineffectual dysfunctional ways, take the money you save and hire more people doing real work, and give them some empowerment. We're not a bunch of kids in need of babysitting. Also, look at more hiring from within.

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