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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.1 325 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger

(160 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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    System analyst 4

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood compensation, people, work and industry

    Consmanaged service will take over IT

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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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    Great Pay, but Stuck in the Stone Ages.

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Irwindale, CA (US)

    ProsYes, all the reviews are correct. The pay is great , benefits, and there are opportunities for training and affinity groups . This place is good if you're an intern, or ready to retire , not if you're trying to expand your career .

    ConsEVERYTHING moves slow, from processes to technology . There isn't much room for creativity and innovation since everything is defined by a set process. The IT department laid off 600 people as a result of the transition to managed services this month. Rumor has it that SCE as a whole will continue with lay offs in 2015.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out if the stone ages!!! The world of technology is changing fast and we need to catch up . If not, we're going to get crushed

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

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    Excellent work environment but totally incompetent management in all levels of IT

    Systems Administrator (Former Employee) Rosemead, CA (US)

    ProsState of the art technology, no stress, reasonable benefits. The motto in IT was, "we spend money to make money"

    ConsUnbelievably incompetent management in IT. Comparable only to Nuclear Technology management which managed to destroy a fully functional nuclear power station. Sycophancy, nepotism and plain corruption present at all management levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management are beyond help. Hopefully the Regulators will wake up one day and audit this den of thieves.

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

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    SCE/ Good paying job/benefits

    Meter Reader (Current Employee) San Jacinto, CA (US)

    ProsPAY AND BENEFITS Only some good people working there to become friends with but very few

    ConsTo many managers/ They stress safety to much so employees don't want to report any injuries. If they do they get scolded and less $ for your bonuses

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave

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

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    Mixed, lately cons outweight the pros

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

    ProsAwesome benefits, flexible work schedules. The company is spending a lot of efforts on management training and supports development and training

    ConsThe company is going thru business transformation as management is trying to counteract business pressures from alternative energy sources leading to loss of customer base and pressures to re-engineer the grid to allow electricity to flow both ways ... generating plant sending electricity thru the grid to customers and now customers supplying electricity back to the grid. Business Units are looking to restructure operations and are pursuing outsourcing strategies displacing long and dedicated US workforce with off-shore opportunities to cut costs. Most long term employees have entitlement attitudes and management encourages employees to challenge management creating often difficulties for managers that came from outside to make lasting changes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith push to move the company to increase profitability.... consider polling employees if they would consider salary and benefit cuts over outsourcing strategies.

    No, I would not 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

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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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    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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