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TVA Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
32 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted resume, interviewed and hired

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Electrical Engineer Intern Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at TVA.

    Interview Details

    Having interviewed for three different engineering positions here, the interview questions can vary widely from non-technical to technical. Some interviewers have written questions on three-phase power to solve while others asked for evaluation of test results of a breaker bushing. Being in the South, the interviewee's football affiliation can play an indirect part in how well one meshes with the interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    • There was one question where an AC circuit was given voltage, power, and a desired power factor. The interviewee was expected to find the required capacitance that needed to be added in parallel to the load.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    IT Service Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Group interview. Many questions, most of them quote easy - little time or regard for conversation. Was interviewed by immediate supervisors as well as next-level-up VP. Interesting atmosphere, culture seemed perhaps a bit dated relative to private sector companies.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you expect to be the most difficult challenge in this position?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer in the private sector

    Declined Offer

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