- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at SRP full-time (more than 10 years)RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
SRP (Salt River Project) is the people's company. It was formed in the early 1900's as a necessity. Someone had to manage the flow of water into the Phoenix area, as well as the hydro-electric power generated by their series of dams on the Salt and Verde rivers. SRP employees are their customers, and vice versa. This is a GREAT place to work. Annual raises are determined by MBO (Management by Objective). Employees are not subject to the whims of CEOs or sole proprietors. I'm sorry I left. It's a tough world for the self-employed.
Because raises or promotions are determined once per year at SRP, the notion of constantly pleasing "the boss" is moot. All the butt kissing in the world won't make a bit of difference during the other 11 months. Therefore, it is real easy to get "fat and satisfied" in your job. Because SRP is a not-for-profit public utility and a federal sub-division, they have tons of money. Therefore, it's easy to get spoiled with huge equipment and operations budgets. Maybe not a "Con", but certainly fuel for waste and apathy.
Advice to Management
SRP is very progressive in their hiring and new employee orientation. Whether in the hourly workforce, middle or upper management, if there is a new trend or better method of management, SRP is usually on top of things. The down side of this is the practice of hiring outside consultants seemingly more often than consulting existing employees who are close to the situation. I'm not saying to stop the practice all together, I just think employee loyalty would improve if they felt they had more ownership.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at SRP.
I applied on SRP's website and received an email about 1 month later stating that I have interview for the position. The person in the email said to call a number and we'll get scheduled, so I did and everything was set up. I get there and am brought into a conference room. I was under the impression there would be 3, maybe 5 people max interviewing me. Wrong. The entire division of 10 people came in to ask me interview questions along with the director. This wasn't some high profile management position so I don't know what they were thinking.
- Questions like 'name a time when...'; 'have you ever had a difficult experience with another employee...'. Seemed to be mostly behavioral questions with specific questions about your background thrown in there. Answer Question
SRP is the oldest multipurpose federal reclamation project in the United States. We have been serving central Arizona since 1903, nearly 10 years before Arizona became the 48th state.
Today the SRP power district is one of the nation's largest public power utilities. We provide electricity to more than 970,000 retail customers in a 2,900-square-mile service area that spans three Arizona counties, including most of the metropolitan Phoenix area (known as the Valley). We are an integrated utility, providing generation, transmission and distribution services, as well as...