Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
397 Reviews
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397 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. 6 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
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    overpaid employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    less work more pay. Irwindale filled with loosers who are way overpaid

    Cons

    many lazy coworkers who are incapable of finding job elsewhere

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not great

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

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

    Pros

    Above-market pay and benefits, especially considering the amount of work required

    Cons

    Extremely clicky, undefined roles and responsibilities for personnel; very poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    First eight years were awesome, Next four years were okay, Last three years sucked!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are best reasons to work there. There is even a discount for new car purchases with Ford.

    Cons

    Loss of focus on people as an asset. Broken HR processes. Multiple rounds of reduction in force since 2012 have created a culture of fear, low employee morale, and nonexistent promotional opportunities for minorities and women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives should trust but verify what management tells them. Employ more transparency in decision-making especially hiring executives. and senior managers. Utilize skip-level feedback from employees and seek flatter organization structures. The company has many good people that want to be part of the solution and not treated as a liability on the balance sheet.

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Inner Circle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Meter Reader in Long Beach, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Meter Reader in Long Beach, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, great pay, various locations.

    Cons

    If you're not in the "network", then you're NOBODY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give those that CAN, a chance. Show the door to those that WON'T.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    SCE Mediocre Employer

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive. A lot of different projects to work on.

    Cons

    Company is going through cuts. Jobs are no longer secure as it once was. Managers look after themselves and do not care for their reports.

  9. 8 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time (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
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company being destroyed by clueless Sr management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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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