Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
358 Reviews
2.9
358 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
175 Ratings

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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company being destroyed by clueless Sr management.

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    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 for 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
  3.  

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

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    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 for 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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  5.  

    Great company, cares about employees

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    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 for 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist III  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist III in Rosemead, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and Flexibility, Benefits

    Cons

    Patience, Not much of growth..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In-effecient Management..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  8.  

    Microsoft Access Database Architect

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    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 for 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old Fashioned, not willing to embrace the future

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistance IV  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistance IV in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Office Moral and Culture is very supportive of each other. The benefits are great, if you are a full time employee. Great projects to collaborate with numerous government and private entities.

    Cons

    Managers lack integrity throughout each department. Everyone has been brought up to be "Babied" and fed with a Silver Spoon. Money is spent left and right, without any conscious decision to budget and truly look at cost reduction instead of cost increase. The ripple affect flowing to the rate payers. IT department has been outsourced, make routine IT service calls a hassle. Managers " Micro-manage" like they have nothing to do. Company is unwilling to embrace the future of the utility industry; ie solar.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    good salary and benefits

    Cons

    not stable anymore. Outsourced all IT functions.

  11.  

    Just a company nowadays, used to be a family atmosphere but those days are gone.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Better than average compensation. People in the trenches are great.

    Cons

    Few if any promotions, employees must bid for any new position in most cases.

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