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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.1 320 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

(157 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Storage Engineer III (Former Employee) Rosemead, CA (US)

    ProsSCE was a great place to work. the culture leadership and environment.t was excellent

    ConsThe only cons was the IT Position been outsourced but the environment was great

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent career experience

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Rosemead, CA (US)

    ProsGained knowledge and expertise during 15-year career with Southern California Edison

    ConsUnfortunately my employment was severed along with several others during company realignment

    Advice to Senior ManagementMuch company and industry expertise was eliminated. Please consider re-hiring some of this great talent you helped train and cultivate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Life Learning Experience In the Utility Industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou fill important and needed in society

    ConsLong Hours - 24 Hours a day job

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay and benefits. Good opportunities for advancement.

    Nuclear Power Equipment Operator (Former Employee) San Onofre, CA (US)

    ProsPay was excellent. Benefits were better than most other companies i've heard of. Opportunities for advancement were available and training available. Good work location. Vast majority of supervisors were very helpful and easy to work with, you wanted to do everything you could to do a good job for them.

    ConsDifficult rotating schedule, hard to balance work life working nights every other week though rotating 12's give a lot of time off every month. Highly regulated NRC atmosphere creates unnecessary stress, don't you dare make any tiny mistake. Training was thorough and contained lots of very useful information but could be implemented better and be more focused on daily operations. Testing was used as a means of threatening job status if can't maintain 80% average. Management became more and more military like and didn't listen to lower peons. Union atmosphere was ridiculous, it's much better to work with the company more like adults and not squabble over ridiculous details. After 6 yrs working in a union I officially hate unions and think they are the cause of many problems in companies, though with a union you will get very good pay and benefits that may not even make any sense and can bring a company down into ruin.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't use hard line military style direction management. Listen and confer with employees. Get them to love you and they will follow you and do anything for you, even with the hard decisions you have to make that may be against them. Beat them over the head with a stick and threaten them and they will hate you and do everything they can to slow things down and annoy you. Lead don't dominate your people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Pay and great benefits.

    ConsToo much of red tape

    Advice to Senior ManagementEase your process

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Lets Not Hire Professionals, Lets Hire Our Friends and Family

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Long Beach, CA (US)

    ProsIf you want to sit around and do average work for decent pay, you will fit right in. You can be checked out 100% and no one will ever know.

    ConsIn the contact center they have not hired any of the top tier management competitively in years. They keep cycling in managers that have no experience or respect for how technical a contact center is and once in seat they try to run the operation by the seat of their pants. They don't take the time to educate themselves on how to run a contact center and make decisions based on their use as consumers with little to no investigation. Their contact center is also the dumping ground for managers that would have been bounced if SCE was run like a real business, Crap in Crap out. Every other year they hire well paid consultants to help the inept managers find direction only to fail on implementation. I feel that this mode is systemic in all of SCE.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHide in your offices, you employees know that your naked.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager (Current Employee) Rosemead, CA (US)

    ProsGreat paying company, great benefits.

    ConsPolitics is huge in this company, even though not acknowledged.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointment

    Office Assistant (Former Employee) San Clemente, CA (US)

    ProsGood pay and benefits once you put in some time. Room for advancement if you were willing to play the game. Had the pleasure of working with some truly dedicated people.

    ConsWhat can you say about a company that perpetrates the failure of a nuclear power plant? Had the misfortune of working with some truly incompetent supervisors and managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys fouled up a good thing.....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No place to start, or stay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStill some very good people. But every day more of them are leaving. Junior staff seem to be able to get very good jobs after a few years at SCE, , , at another firm.

    Cons"Do less with less" is the new company slogan. If you want to do great, expansive work, this is not the place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire? Stop treating people like furniture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Overall, it was ok to work there as long as your supervisor liked you, if not it was hell.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, good pay, helping people.

    ConsNo support for management or supervisors, if your supervisor disliked you, you where held back from possible advancement.

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