TVA Interview Questions

Updated Dec 27, 2014
Updated Dec 27, 2014
34 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Nuclear Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at TVA.

    Interview Details

    Entirely based on who you know ,
    No rhyme or reason
    Had nothing to do with the job
    Very sexist
    Interviewers seemed to be picked on who was available at the time

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Based on who you know
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at TVA.

    Interview Details

    It was a very long process. i had a phone screen and 2 face to face interviews. They ask quite a few questions. And one was 3 hours away but they reimburse you for expenses. The interviewers were very nice and open. It was not a tense interview. The background check was a long process. Especially when you are waiting for everything to turn up good to give a notice for your current job and their background process takes a long time.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult situation that I have encountered in my previous job   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Materials Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at TVA.

    Interview Details

    I lived out of state, so the only interview I had was over the phone. I was interviewed by three people, who all took turns asking me questions. I interviewed for the nuclear group so questions were tailored to that sector. Interview questions were pretty standard. Make sure to have an answer to "Why TVA?"

    Interview Questions
    • "Why TVA?" For some reason, I was not prepared for this, such a simple question was not even on my radar. Just hoping I can help somebody else out who might make the same mistake.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at TVA.

    Interview Details

    Straight forward. You need to focus on the interviewer! If they are soft, they expect soft, kind answers. If they seem firm, they are looking for driven leaders that want the best for the business.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There ranges are 15 to 20K, so do not jump on the first offer! Negotiate everything.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    Washington Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Prior to joining TVA, I'd worked for a US Congressman. I was asked to return to Washington for TVA. I was a manager in the Employee Communications staff for TVA for two years then a representative for them in Washington for 5 years.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    "We want you to go back to Washington for us, and here's your salary."
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at TVA.

    Interview Details

    I was hired through a campus recruiting process. The main HR representative contacted one of my professors to see if anyone was interested in an interview, I emailed them back my resume and they offered me an on campus interview. One week prior to the interview, the HR representative emailed me the questions they were going to ask, they were very basic interview questions and easy to prepare for.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to be creative in a group environment.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Student Generator Plant Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stevenson, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stevenson, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at TVA.

    Interview Details

    3 people on interview. Different questions asked to different applicants. Short because they already had specific people picked I was just fortunate that several pre-picked people turned down the job. It took 8 years after applying to get an interview due to the selection process of hand picking by the union.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a co-worker who is not pulling their weight?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They said I was number 3 on a call back list. So several people turned down the job and I was called back with an offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Human Resource Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at TVA.

    Interview Details

    The time between application and interview was quite lengthy. From the time of initial phone screen to hire was about 2 months.

    Interview Questions
    • I always find the question "Tell me about your self" difficult, as I am not accustomed to talking about myself.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  10.  

    Control Room Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at TVA.

    Interview Details

    The best way to find out about position openins is to know someone that works there, networking. The hiring process includes, in this order; resume submission and filtering, EEI test, interview (three person panel with standard questions) and finally physical. If you have a strong mechanical/electrical background, it will benefit you greatly.

    Interview Questions
    • There were several questions, but my interveiw was several years ago. The questions are the standard "give us an example" type of questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation for a Trades and Labor position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted resume, interviewed and hired

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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