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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
343 Reviews

2.8
343 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company Under Transition

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

    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
  2.  

    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)

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everything has been going well.

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

    Pros

    Many branches spread throughout Southern California provide plenty of opportunities in various locations. The salary is excellent (as are the benefits) and org units really tend to work well together and have good rapport with one another. The company instills a great culture of safety, and the work-life balance is fair.

    Cons

    An IT department was recently outsourced, which leads to concerns over job stability for others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    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
  6.  

    Jobs not secure.

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    • 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)

    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
  7.  

    T&D Business Planning

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

    Pros

    Generally speaking, I had a great experience in this group. Majority of the group was extremely intelligent and approachable. I really learned alot! Overall leadership of the group was great and definitely headed in the right direction as far creating a productive and forward looking work environment. As far as other internship offers I received, compensation was slightly better than average.

    Cons

    After re-org in January, I was placed under a new manager that was socially inept (background was in accounting so I didn't expect much). She was difficult to work with, not only by my standards but everyone else in the group as well. She was not very well liked by the majority of the team. This made all the difference in deciding where I would accept a full time position when I graduated (Not with SCE).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim some of the fat in middle management. The "old school" managers need to go. Corporate America is changing. Top talent will no longer accept the bureaucratic, slow, and out-dated status quo.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A Changing Reality

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

    Pros

    Long tradition of providing customer service

    Cons

    In the midst of belt tightening

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome company to work for!!

    • 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)

    Pros

    I was blessed to work for SCE for over 6 years at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Edison provides excellent health insurance benefits, 401k and pension, paid sick time and generous paid vacation, all major holidays off with pay, including the Friday after Thanksgiving! How many companies do that?! I loved the 4-10 schedule, the all-inclusive environment, the ongoing training and self-improvement opportunities, and many other perks too numerous to mention. I would still be there if they hadn't closed San Onofre. Even when I lost my job they were generous and gave me a severance package and extended health insurance coverage. I can say with all honesty that it was the best job I have ever had!!

    Cons

    Some of upper management liked to micromanage, and they took safety to the extreme. For example, a couple of employees tripped and fell while talking on their cell phones, so the entire plant population was forbidden from walking while using their cell phones! Also, minor injuries were blown completely out of proportion; i.e., several employees were stung by bees and were basically told that they could have somehow prevented it. Not!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage; don't punish everyone for the mistakes of a few. Focus on building up your employees and they will reward you with loyalty and excellence. You have been given the responsibility and honor of carrying this historic company into the future - be worthy of that legacy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    System analyst 4

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good compensation, people, work and industry

    Cons

    managed service will take over IT

  11.  

    Not the company I joined 9 years ago

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

    Pros

    Great Salary and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Leadership is promoted on years and not on how qualified they are for the job. Awful managers are kept because they've been with the company 20 years. IT is outsourcing almost the whole department. Old school thinking and getting any policy changed is almost impossible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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