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I worked at SCANA full-time (Less than a year)
I worked at SCANA for 6 months as an intern and was offered a full time position after about one month of my internship. SCANA seemed to treat employees equally and ensured all employees got their work done. SCANA had a great benefits package and employees seemed to retire at SCANA rather than move along from job to job. Most employees I worked with had been at SCANA for over 10 years and worked in multiple departments over that tenure. Overall, if you are looking for a career where you are able to stay at for a while and climb the corporate ladder, this is a place for you.
When I worked at SCANA, the pay for my initial opening was slightly below average and HR would not negotiate based on other offers I had received. The Columbia area where the main headquarters is located does not provide the greatest means of living.
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The office culture of SCANA was perfect for someone in IT like myself. The compensation at SCANA was the only thing subpar and the willingness of HR to budge on my initial rate of pay. Ultimately, if the starting rate of pay was not 40% less than other offers, I would have stayed at SCANA
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at SCANA (Jenkinsville, SC).
Months after applying, I was invited for an interview. A couple of months after that, they made an offer. I thought this meant another candidate was selected (and declined) before me. I found out later I was the first choice. The wheels can turn slow at a public utility.
- The questions were very skill (engineering) specific (e.g., what codes/standards I am familiar with, what kind of projects I had worked on, etc.). 1 Answer
Salary was not negotiable (I tried). But I was able to negotiate a sign-on bonus and additional PTO (their policy is to start everyone with 3 weeks PTO no matter how experienced you are). I almost didn't accept because of the salary. I was "promised" unspecified and significant increases in my first two years. I accepted assuming the promises of significant salary increases would not be kept (I've heard this before). But much to my surprise, my salary went up 23% by the second year (presumably to increase in smaller, more reasonable increases annually from now on). I think the promise was only made (and kept) because I was serious about leaving the table over the non-negotiable salary that was not commensurate with my education and experience.
SCANA is cooking with (natural) gas and electricity all over South and North Carolina, and Georgia. The holding company serves 660,000 electricity customers and 942,000 gas customers in the neighboring states through utilities South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G), Public Service Company of North Carolina, and SCANA Energy (in Georgia). SCANA has an electric generating capacity of about 5,270 MW, derived from fossil-fueled power plants and hydroelectric and nuclear generation facilities. Unregulated operations include retail and wholesale energy marketing and ...