Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 16 November 2014
Updated 16 November 2014
393 Reviews
2.9
393 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good in general depending on which department you are with (in 41 reviews)

  • This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department (in 47 reviews)


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

  • GONE are the days of work life balance and transparencies / accountabilities (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company pays well, but still a boys club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved working for SCE, unfortunately SONGS was closed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  3.  

    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 (less than an 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, cares about employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Can be a great company, if you're in the right department and group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time

    Pros

    the pay, locations, you meet some amazing people, some groups give you a ton of freedom,

    Cons

    different groups get ran differently. micromanagement, power hungry employees, JOB CUTS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LEARN TO MANAGE AND QUIT PLAYING FAVORITES

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Financial Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    An Honest Assessment

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

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

    Pros

    Having been at the Company for 6 years and scrolling through the reviews on Glassdoor, I decided on leaving a an honest assessment of the Company to strike a balance between the negative reviews from ex employees and raving reviews from newbies.

    SCE is much like the United States. Each Business Unit, work location, has its own rules much like different States have their own laws. With that said, if you land in the right "State", you are golden. Managers would be wonderful and you may make good friends for life. You will enjoy the Company's benefit of 401k, pension plan, tons of paid holidays and other perks the Company throws at you. You will be promoted from an intern to Senior Management in less than 5 years, if you land in the "right" State. Now, do you feel lucky enough to take a chance and see if you would land in the right group?

    Cons

    Some groups are backward, full of politics, behind closed door deals. Human Resources are ill equipped, having no full understanding of Labor Laws or contemporaneous changes in Law. Therefore it can be a mad house where you end up in, like Power Supply Business Unit, where they may not even bother to "justify" their actions. "WASTES" and "mismanagement of Ratepayers' money" happen BEHIND closed doors and chummy relationship with the CPUC. Think carefully before you even "ASK QUESTIONS" because you may find your self a Target the very next day. These rogue "States" (Business Units) sing and dance the "Know the Ethical Code" / "No Retaliation" song, because they DO NOT practice it. To survive in these "States" would mean for you to give up any fiber of moral and ethics in your conscience. If you are willing to do this for a BUCK, then refer to the "PROS" up above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are resource, not liability. Keep SCE out of the news and bad publicity, by looking INWARD and walking your talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Microsoft Access Database Architect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Architect in Rancho Cucamonga, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Database Architect in Rancho Cucamonga, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Longevity of employees.
    State of the Art fiber optic WAN.
    State of the Art computer equipment for employees.
    EXCELLENT benefits, second to none.
    Challenging work.
    Good Managers and Supervisors.
    Office 365 is currently in pilot, being deployed enterprise wide soon.

    Cons

    A bit of flux in the last 1.5 years, re-orgs, etc. Too much outsourcing is going on. Constant re-orgs. Relocation happening in 2015. Will increase drive time 4x for many employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unclear where this monopoly is going in the future.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best benefits, from the results sharing to the decent pay, to wonderful people and teams.

    Cons

    Old school thinking, especially with leaders who have been around for 30+ years and believe in one way or no way. If you have young children and you're a female, don't bother aspiring into leadership as some leaders don't believe the two go together. No sense of strategic direction and too many loaded initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move with the times, be clear on strategy, communicate the strategy clearly, live the values, empower people to lead themselves, progress with the times, innovate...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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