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I have been working at Bonneville PowerPros
I can only speak for my experience at the BPA HQ in Portland Oregon which may not accurately portray other locations or field work. BPA has a wealth of very intelligent individuals. In my experience I have been worked very autonomously and have a great deal of freedom. You are free to adjust your work hours to your liking, and have the option to telework if appropriate for your position. Good benefits and job security.Cons
If I had to say that there was a negative aspect of working for BPA it would be that dependent on your position it may be difficult or take a lengthy amount of time to enter management.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Reward your top performers as they are of extreme value to the organization. Listen to employees at every level and allow them into decision making processes.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Bonneville Power.Interview Details
Hiring process is more or less straightforward. However, one key point is that it takes time to conduct the background check and general security clearance.
Straight forward interview. Questions about how your resume/experience fits the position. Likely you can expect to address a scenario: describe your analysis approach and your proposed deliverables.
Expect additional questions regarding how you would manage stakeholders, address change management and scope creep.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsPosition was via a contracting agency. No 'negotiation'Accepted OfferAverage Interview
- How would you handle an uncooperative stakeholder View Answer
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Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) keeps the lights on in the Pacific Northwest. The US Department of Energy power marketing agency operates a transmission grid (with more than 15,000 miles of high-voltage lines) that delivers about 35% of the electrical power consumed in the region. The electricity that BPA wholesales is generated primarily by 31 federal hydroelectric plants (operated by the US Army Corp of Engineers) and one private nuclear facility. BPA also purchases power from other hydroelectric, gas-fired, and wind and solar generation facilities in North...