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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Bonneville Power


    Loads of employee perks. Gym, cafeteria, benefits.


    No one is really managing. Parking is difficult.

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    You would be advising the President of the US, he appoints the leaders of BPA. So best advice would be not to appoint political cronies, and find true government servants to manage the corporation.

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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
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    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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