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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good pay and benefits. Good opportunities for advancement.

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay 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.

    Cons

    Difficult 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Overall most people here are pleasant to work with. Many locations and above average benefits.

    Cons

    Transformation/Outsourcing seem to be constant last several years will contiue on for several more years. Many changes are happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do you hear that loud flushing sound? Its the company's history going down the toilet

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer  in  Irwindale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Irwindale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    TBD being that the current Senior Management is in the process of destroying the company

    Cons

    Major leadership failure at the senior level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cash in your fat checks and leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Future of uncertainty...

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Rosemead, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Rosemead, CA (US)

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The historical value and contributions to the utility industry will forever enable this company to attract/hire talent. It's foundation is what drives me to remain hopeful during the company transformation

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the transformation is not truly weeding out its challenges with leadership and viral employees who impact the very fabric of the company. The leaders who fattened up the company resulting in the much needed transformation are still there and some promoted prior to the realization of the transformation ROI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CORPORATE EXECUTIVES (Ted Craver): Measure this leadership against the ROI of the transformation to managed services and grow a pair (since there are now only men on the executive leadership team). If results are not realized within a specified duration, LET THEM GO and give the next level an opportunity to elevate the company to its once known level of integrity. I suspect the fore fathers are turning in their graves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nada

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Edison

    Pros

    Great if you like outsourcing your job

    Cons

    they like to outsource your job

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Pay, but Stuck in the Stone Ages.

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Yes, 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 .

    Cons

    EVERYTHING 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed, lately cons outweight the pros

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

    I have been working at Southern California Edison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Southern California Edison as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unbelievably 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 ManagementAdvice

    The management are beyond help. Hopefully the Regulators will wake up one day and audit this den of thieves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    SCE/ Good paying job/benefits

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    To 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 ManagementAdvice

    Leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent career experience

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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