How to get a job at southern california edison.

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Do you work at southern california edison? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

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Ryansmith933 in Los Angeles, California

87 months ago

Hopeful in LA in Los Angeles, California said: Hello,
I interviewed there a few weeks ago, thought I did well, but now all HR says is that "no decision" has been made. What is the typical timeline to getting a job at Edison? Any advice?

I have a interview scheduled for a groundman position this friday 6-20-08. Any advice on questions asked?

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RandallBales in Barstow, California

79 months ago

Ryan, Did you get the job ?

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RandallBales in Barstow, California

79 months ago

Is it possible to qualify for the SCE Electrical Ground Worker position with out the apprentice certificate ?

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maserati in Irvine, California

78 months ago

Typically takes anywhere from 4-6 weeks to make a decision. Edison is a HUGE company, lots of people and processes to go through. HELPS tremendously if you know someone with some pull INSIDE the company already. Good luck everybody!

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Gerry Ansel in Fullerton, California

53 months ago

@maserati - Actually, as a former employee, I can tell you that SCE's application process is relatively shorter than most companies of its size. Mine lasted a little less than four weeks, from the initial call to when I received the offer.

To everyone else - here's a tip. The company is below quota on its "diversity" hires. If you are in a protected class, you stand a much better chance of being chosen to move forward. (But you didn't hear it from me ... )

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Dee

27 months ago

Gerry Ansel in Fullerton, California said: @maserati - Actually, as a former employee, I can tell you that SCE's application process is relatively shorter than most companies of its size. Mine lasted a little less than four weeks, from the initial call to when I received the offer.

To everyone else - here's a tip. The company is below quota on its "diversity" hires. If you are in a protected class, you stand a much better chance of being chosen to move forward. (But you didn't hear it from me ... )

What do u mean by "protected class"?

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Bluetea in Texas

27 months ago

Dee said: What do u mean by "protected class"?

Veteran, Native American or your name is Shaniqua are protected classes.

Next time you will out an online app you will see a bit about Diversity near the end. Those are "protected classes".

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

27 months ago

Bluetea in Texas said: Veteran, Native American or your name is Shaniqua are protected classes.

Next time you will out an online app you will see a bit about Diversity near the end. Those are "protected classes".

Can they figure out if you lie or not? What happens if I say I'm Pacific Samoan or Spanish. (of course if asked if I am bilingual I would have to say I don't habla)

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Bluetea in Texas

27 months ago

Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York said: Can they figure out if you lie or not? What happens if I say I'm Pacific Samoan or Spanish. (of course if asked if I am bilingual I would have to say I don't habla)

Actually they can't.

We did a front end application for a hospital once which is like an online app. One of the questions was religion. This was for chaplaincy work.

You couldn't convince anyone of this. 95% of the people answered Christian, even if they were Jews, Muslins, Buddhists or Atheists. That is the right answer. Not the truth but the right answer.

The other 5% answered: Jedi Knight or Cocker Spaniel.

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Gerry Ansel in Fullerton, California

27 months ago

So Bluetea, are you saying employers have no way of validating an applicant's race or religion?

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Bluetea in Texas

27 months ago

Gerry Ansel in Fullerton, California said: So Bluetea, are you saying employers have no way of validating an applicant's race or religion?

What I am saying is that if you are going to be excluded from the hiring process, you want that to happen at the interview. You don't want a machine making that decision.

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

27 months ago

Bluetea in Texas said: Actually they can't.

We did a front end application for a hospital once which is like an online app. One of the questions was religion. This was for chaplaincy work.

You couldn't convince anyone of this. 95% of the people answered Christian, even if they were Jews, Muslins, Buddhists or Atheists. That is the right answer. Not the truth but the right answer.

The other 5% answered: Jedi Knight or Cocker Spaniel.

So if my real name is John. Maybe on my resume I should put Juan and check the box for Spanish.

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Bluetea in Texas

27 months ago

Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York said: So if my real name is John. Maybe on my resume I should put Juan and check the box for Spanish.

Its been done many times. My real name is Mildred but I put down Shaniqua. I get a lot more calls that way.

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

27 months ago

Bluetea in Texas said: Its been done many times. My real name is Mildred but I put down Shaniqua. I get a lot more calls that way.

I believe on applications it says do you go by any nicknames....I'll start putting John down with Juan Gagill at the top where it says your full name.

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KBBK in Los Angeles, California

14 months ago

Bluetea in Texas said: Veteran, Native American or your name is Shaniqua are protected classes.

Next time you will out an online app you will see a bit about Diversity near the end. Those are "protected classes".

Shaniqua really....you could of just said Black or African American.

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ivstova in Van Nuys, California

3 months ago

OK, Is there a entry level position at Edison that doesn't require a freaking TEST just to move forward to an interview?
I have studied and failed 2 dam times just to be an electrical apprentice. And they won't even give me an interview.

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