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TVA President & CEO William (Bill) D. Johnson
William (Bill) D. Johnson
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    Career Suicide for the Professional

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at TVA full-time (more than an year)


    Laid-back work environment.
    Decent quality of training when available.
    Can be well-compensated for little effort (except for Operations personnel and linepersons who perform heroically). Current bonus arrangement is a slam-dunk - if not for direct deposit, I would literally have laughed my way to the bank.


    Suffers from IBM disease; very proud of history, decades behind in some areas, and resistant to improvements (change) that would help performance. Because it is so far behind and resistant to anything new, it is nearly impossible for a professional to exercise the skills for which TVA pays so well, or keep current, in any field of expertise but energy.
    Middle management was incompetent yes-people, with no strategy for planning goals, execution, or personnel development except to recite talking points.
    No accountability - middle management prefers to set goals which are ambiguous, subjective, lacking challenge.

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    Senior Executive ranks have improved, but VP level down to managerial levels are still stuck in old ways and aren't really supporting the new direction; clean some more house.
    Restructure Winning Performance. Bonus structure was not necessarily more than I had gotten in private sector, but no portion of it was clearly tied to my performance, and thus it rewards not performance but retention.

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