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    Great way to contribute to the region

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
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    I have been working at Bonneville Power full-time (more than 3 years)


    Great Healthcare, Excellent 401k type retirement plan, Direct Community Impact, Community involvement and outreach opportunities, good training and growth opportunities.


    Low pay scale. The complexities of ethics regulations and working with contractors, mandatory contractor/employee ratios can make for difficult and awkward scenarios.

    Neutral Outlook
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Bonneville Power Interviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014

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    Business Analyst Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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
    • How would you handle an uncooperative stakeholder   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Position was via a contracting agency. No 'negotiation'
    Accepted Offer
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Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1937
Type Government
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

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... More

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