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Average Rating
(based on 62 Southern California Edison Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.4
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
4.1
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
3.9
Work Setting
3.7
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"I worked for SCE for 7+ years and enjoyed every moment of it! Was given opportunity for advancement and further learning. Will really miss working for Southern CA Edison. Throughout my career I have maintained the highest performance standards within a diverse range of professional functions, which are clearly illustrated by my past successes. I hope to find another company as great as Southern CA Edison to work for in the near future."
Posted 7 years ago in San Clemente, CA
Southern California Edison Employee
in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

"The utility industry will undergo changes; such as, competition. They are current reducing and outsourcing as much work as possible in order to stream line costs. With all these changes your job is always at risk. The stability is no longer there and management red tape is larger."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Desktop Specialist
in Irvine, CA

"SCE has great benefits (including discounts with some 3rd parties). Employees are great. Large regulated corporation and thus not always able to move quickly or innovate."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Southern California Edison Employee
in Irwindale, CA

"Bad management in this company."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Senior Product Manager
in Rosemead, CA

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"Access to resources. Interesting industry. great opportunity for learning new things."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Great company if you like a culture of very rigid structure"

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"too much bureaucracy. lots of process. very long lead times to get things done due to approval by consensus"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"empower your employees to make decisions. cut down on the bureaucracy."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
IT Specialist
in Irwindale, CA

"I have great pleasure working with SCE."

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"Excellent working environment; great benefits; I am fortunate to have a great manager who appreciate the initiatives and never forgot to recognize the great work I have done. Have learned a lot and recieved opportunity to apply what I have learned. I have worked on major technologies out there; have participated in many database upgrades and datacenter migrations."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be yourself; show confidence; and be open. Don't hesitate to share your ideas."

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"Pretty conservative environment; too many policies to follow for the work to get done."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Remove the multI layers between the client; streamline the current process."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Intern
in Edison, CA

"A learning experience that improved my skills, knowledge, and contact base."

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"I was immediately given a great deal of trust and responsibilities, far more than I anticipated or hoped for. I was also given the resources and training to fulfill the responsibilities I was given. However, the best thing about working for SCE Advanced Technologies was the people. Everybody was there to help, not to promote themselves. There was no backstabbing or politics at work."

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"The location of the workplace was too far away for me to drive everyday, so I had to carpool most days."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The only real suggestion I have for management is to manage office space a little better. I was only a summer intern so did not have a permanent office, but it was slightly annoying to move my desk 3 times in 3 months. This does not seem to be a problem with permanent employees however."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Program Analyst
in Edison, CA

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"This company puts a lot of trust in their employees to get a project completed in a timely and concise manner."

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"It is currently downsizing, and suggestions of seeking employment elsewhere is being communicated."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None, they seem to be doing what they can to assist in every aspect."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Project Analyst
in Alhambra, CA

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"Complete and total independence in terms of my assigned work tasks."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This is a large organization with many divisions and missions. Research the specific area where you'll be working prior to the interview."

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"There was a disconnect with regard to the public's impression of the company's initiatives and what happened in the actual work environment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Field employees placed on professional project teams should be coached in terms of the difference between acceptable behaviors in the field and those in an office environment."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Technology Architect
in Rosemead, CA

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"The innovation and learning opportunity, successfully start and ending programs, and growth."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"be mindful of the business model and the area you're interviewing for."

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"underutilization resources,poor planning, and vast waste before, during, and after program and projects, No substantial matrix to measure the success and failure. No lessons learned."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"more strategic planning to maximize profit and output, team building thru shared strategic direction, measure and control progress, share information timely and appropriately, lead and manage people, process, and technologies."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Security Specialist
in San Clemente, CA

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"Security and its closer to home than previous positions which allows me to see my children more often."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared for long hours and little pay. Massive regulation to the point that it becomes mindless following."

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"Long hours and very little pay. I am overqualified for my current position."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Pay my employees what they're worth and work them less vice high hours and little pay."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Customer Specialist
in Long Beach, CA

"I had worked on contract for SCE and enjoyed my time their."

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"I loved working with my teammates and customers over the phone."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I have no tips for SCE, I feel my experience their work out fine."

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"I didn't like the fact that it was only contract work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I have no suggestions for the management, things were fine."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Technical Writer
in San Clemente, CA

"It has been very demanding and rewarding experience."

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"I love writing procedures in a variety of subject areas, collaborating with subject matter experts, and producing high quality, error free work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The key to successfully get a job with this company is to be fully prepared to answer any and every question with anecdotes that demonstrate your professional aptitude."

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"I need more of a career path and opportunities for advancement."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management needs to incentivize productivity and ensure quality control better than they do."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Manager
in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"The management team has some good ideas on how to progress the company. The benefits are okay - not the best I've had but not bad."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be sure you are the type who can let a lot of the crap of the day roll off your back. If you are the type who lets politics, lack of being valued and decisions impact your identity or emotional state, this place will slowly leech you dry. It is a bit of an emotional vampire. Put in a hard day's work and then leave it at the office and take care of yourself and your personal life. Don't let SCE become your life."

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"The culture is frustrating. There are way too many initiatives to ever succeed in rolling them out. There is also zero budget, and zero ability to acquire additional resources to progress on said initiatives. There is also a lot of pressure to increase performance and deliver efficiencies, though I have managed to do both. However, we are about tapped in being able to do more. I don't feel very supported or valued by my boss. The management team overall is okay, there are some strong managers, and some weak ones, just like any organization. There is a lot of change right now, change that should have happened years ago. I am all for the change, willing and able to support it. But with no resources and no budget, change efforts are not likely to be successful, and there will be a lot of wasted effort as a result."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Overhaul the HR practices. The entitled employees have been running the show for a long time, not performing at a high level, abuse of FMLA is out of control, and sub-par employees have been skating by for years with commendable PDPs. Senior leadership is now pushing the strong message that managers need to have the courage to pursue discipline and weed out the herd. But HR throws up a lot of wishy washy road blocks and do not always provide decent guidance. There is absolutely no alignment in performance management. And a lot of time gets wasted as a result. Thinning the herd will be a long and painful process, and many managers will simply give up. Better to tear the band-aid off quick and be willing to write some checks some make some people go away. My manager is such an intense driver to vastly improve performance, yet I get little helpful support from HR. Leaves me feeling in the middle a lot. My manager is also an ego-maniac who is mostly concerned with his own image and an irrational need to always be right. He doesn't always accept guidance from his directs as the experts in how to accomplish goals, but he also doesn't offer much guidance, remove road blocks, or provide resources to accomplish it his way either. Again, a no-win situation. He loves to give his opinion from the 10,000 foot level as the expert."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Project Manager
in Irwindale, CA

"Great and stable environment for those who is looking for stability."

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"Diverse work culture, good benefits and pay package and stability"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Understand the position, prepare for interview, be honest in interview."

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"Slow paced government like organization with less opportunity for growth"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Give opportunity for younger generation in leadership role and give promotions based on what they know and not based on who they are."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Commercial Appraiser
in Rosemead, CA

What do you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"Good job security. Laid back and not much pressure. Family oriented."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Scenario based. Lots of Project Managements situational questions such as prioritizing work, communication, team building and dealing with difficult people."

What don't you like about working at Southern California Edison?

"bureaucracy and full of red tape. Lots of legacy systems."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More proactive in telecommuting and open to new ideas. More progressive to new ideas."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
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