Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 26 October 2014
Updated 26 October 2014
385 Reviews
3.0
385 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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 45 reviews)


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

  • GONE are the days of work life balance and transparencies / accountabilities (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist III in Westminster, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist III in Westminster, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and work life balance. Large and easy to move around. Great training opportunities.

    Cons

    Favoritism can be demoralizing at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid employee favorititsms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    For 18 years i gained much valued experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Irwindale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Irwindale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Again, the on the job training experience to be gained here is valuable. Conditions and employee morale here was wonderful until the mid-2000s. Benefits are pretty good too, and i believe that they still are as my wife still works there. The wages offered here are above average; although when i signed a severance package in February of 2013, i had not received a cost of living increase in almost three years (while the upper mgmt. was still receiving record bonuses and raises). A great place to work if all you want or need is good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge here is that in the last ten years this company has turned into a full-on "corporation". Employees are given identification numbers which many times you will use instead of your name. It became very frustrating to work within a "process" filled structure of getting things done with your hands tied behind your back. This company has become suffocated by middle management who do don't understand the actual job or just don't care. A majority of them have an ambitious plan for themselves to elevate into the upper management ranks and don't care about their fellow employees much at all..they are afraid to make things better for fear that their superiors may not like it and remember it at promotion time. This company is very "clicky" as well. Who do you Facebook, party, golf, ride motorcycles, or kiss up to? If you are not "cool" or are not very good at kissing behinds and playing the game so to speak, you will not get very far here. Some people are okay with this, and may even thrive in this sort of environment and that's okay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, please , please, stop the unnecessary weekly meetings, one-on ones and the redundant time wasting of over processing every step. Work and deadlines are never completed and met because employees need to hand this paper/request to a manager who then passes it to another manager who then passes it to another, and another etc., only to then have the idea changed for the process to start all over again. If you want a true picture of So Ca Edison and it's inner workings, watch the movie "Office Space". This movie will be like your first day at Edison. Corporate Irwindale and the G.O. buildings have many many "Lumbergs" who can't seem to get enough "TPS Reports".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The culture at SCE is very political.

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    • 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

    SCE has very good benefits

    Cons

    No opportunities for career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome Company

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was an intern during my senior year of high school. There are great perks to working at SCE like paid days off, ordering catered food, and fun events. My mentors were great and I learned a lot mostly about office politics even though skill wise I didn't gain much.

    Cons

    Too much busy work like alphabetizing and organizing file drawers for weeks on end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worked for Edison 10 years. A great experiene

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people, wonderful experience working there

    Cons

    commuting time to travel to different cities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Quasi-governmental characteristics with strong workplace politics

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture is more life-work balanced environment than other typical companies. Wide variety of job opportunities and a more stable operation in a recession but no significant upside opportunities during expansion, either. Flexible work arrangement such as 4/10 (4 days 10 hours a week) or 9/80 (9 days 80 hours for every two weeks).

    Cons

    Due to the rate case being approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, the company is subject to significant scrutiny. This creates a highly bureaucratic workplace politics, resource management, and turf war.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Solutions Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Irwindale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Irwindale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    A very nice place to work.

    Cons

    A lot of big changes in upper management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior SQL Database Administrator in Duluth, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior SQL Database Administrator in Duluth, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance-E850-3605

    Cons

    Done with the project.Actively looking for the projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent (intern)

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good benefits, good networking, great company

    Cons

    No cons I could think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I.T. department basically being outsourced to India, like many other U.S. companies

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits - Care about safety

    Cons

    Outsourced I.T. department to India, for the most part

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider retaining U.S. employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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