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Southern California Edison Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
343 Reviews

2.8
343 Reviews
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Southern California Edison President Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
Ronald L. (Ron) Litzinger
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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. 7 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, helping people.

    Cons

    No support for management or supervisors, if your supervisor disliked you, you where held back from possible advancement.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    SCE Call Center

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    SCE call center is a good entry level position to move forward in the company.

    Cons

    The Standards of Performance metrics are challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management at this time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Controlled Growth, talent means nothing here!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    Pros

    As the competitive pressures on the industry mounts the company is becoming ground zero for major business transformations. Opportunities to really drive change and improve business operations are all around.

    Cons

    While the Executive Leadership is seeking to drive change the overall employee base is very change resistant as most haven't worked anywhere else but there and only know and believe in the Edison way. In addition, this leads to a very challenging and political work environment that rewards those that do the right thing for their respective political groups versus what's right for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the "dead wood"and eliminate the tolerance for those that willingly work counter to the company's stated values!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    New employee

    Current Employee - Engineer II  in  Alhambra, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Alhambra, CA (US)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits and perks are awesome. Job stability.

    Cons

    My first impression is that the work environment is like how it is working in the defense industry. Processes are slow. The culture is old-fashioned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not get stuck using old technology. Jump on the bandwagon to upgrade to newest technology company-wide (i.e. Old phones to VoIP, mobile timesheet submittal, etc.). Moreover, with a lot of SCE employees retiring, management can brainstorm and come up with new exciting ways how the company can be more attractive to younger generation as they will be the future leaders of the company (i.e. streamline process in knowledge transfers, career advancement, assignment rotation, panel meetings when leaders share their successes and steps taken to move up the company ladder, more attractive company benefits - increase vacation days, achievement awards, etc.)

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A political company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer  in  San Clemente, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in San Clemente, CA (US)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits! An experience I will never forget as long as I live.

    Cons

    I observed that promotions are based on sex, religion, race, buddy system and an individuals sexual preferences I.E. L.B.G.T.. It was not uncommon for you to sit for hours in a booth no bigger than a broom closet. It was hard to get restroom breaks or meal breaks. You could expect long hours of boredom and anxiety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management was blind to what mid - level management was doing. Due to incompetence and a design flaw, the station was eventually shut down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    No place to start, or stay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Still 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 ManagementAdvice

    Retire? Stop treating people like furniture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    10 yr employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    SCE has good pay, and it has decent benefits. There are pockets within the company that has ethical values and good leadership.

    Cons

    SCE is a poorly managed company, resulting in a less than satisfying workplace. If you have something on the ball keep looking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite frequent reorganizations management can't seem to get it right. Employees gone with poor, inflated management remaining. It needs a Board driven reengineering effort combined with new, strong, thoughtful leadership in place to lead it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Run for Your Life!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Rancho Cucamonga, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Rancho Cucamonga, CA (US)

    Pros

    Pay is ok. The health care benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Worst experience of my life. Call center reps are broken, fragmented, stressed out vessels of what used to be a person. Many are on antidepressants, and anti-anxiety meds, daily drinkers or just plain out pill popping just to numb the tiny piece of their soul that is still alive, otherwise they would cry uncontrollably throughout the day, or experience spontaneous rage, and be unable to function. There is no union so management runs amuck without fear of recourse. Attendance records, discipline files, and notes are often manipulated by management behind the scenes in order to promote or terminate. As an at will employer they don't owe anyone any kind of explanation for their actions or decisions and nearly all terminations will be written up as Gross Misconduct. Don't expect to ever get out of the call center. It is not a foot in the door or a stepping stone to something better, you will most likely be washing down Xanax with vodka to cope with the fact that as a college graduate you are now literally leashed to your desk, being monitored on your word usage, tone of your voice, offering non relevant services to callers, how long your calls are on the line with you, noting the account, how many times you went to the restroom during work time, how long you took each time you went to the restroom during work time, if you got stuck on a call before a break, and any other form of micromanaging that you would never even think of. Do your self and your family a favor, don't take a job in the call center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open Your eyes! Albert Guzman and Robin Wright are driving this department to crap. Over the last 2 years nearly a dozen veteran reps have left, some with over 20 years of service. That is not normal turn over! Your call center reps are the Face of SCE. They are the Heart of SCE's public facade. If the call center reps aren't happy, then customers aren't happy. My advice is simple, Treat EVERYONE the way that You would want to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company - Not so great economy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Long Term Job Security - Transparent Management - Compensation - Benefits - Company really cares about Personal Health & Safety

    Cons

    Slow moving company with above average aged workforce, company currently going through lots of organization changes for the past 2 years which has led to low moral.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    The company takes pride in being more 125 years old, but that is not always good.

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    Current Employee - TSP III  in  San Clemente, CA (US)
    Current Employee - TSP III in San Clemente, CA (US)

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people to work with. Great chances to learn a lot. Some employees spend nearly more time learning than actually do their work.

    Cons

    Use and abuse. This is one of the least caring environments I have worked at. Management leeks sensitive information about employees for their entertainment. Self-growth is far more important than ethic for most management.
    The company closed a plant rather than admitting their mistake and really fixing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending so much in trying to picture a good image for the company, and actually start caring about the customer and employees. Success will come at a much lower price without such a heavy turnover. You can't be successful with so much frustration in your workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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