Santee Cooper

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    Former Employee - Student Analyst in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Student Analyst in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Santee Cooper as an intern (less than an year)


    Great hands-on activity, learned more in a summer there than in a year of college. The pay was really good for an internship, and they let interns flex (4 10 hour days a week)


    Slow to adapt to the newest technology which is a con for some, a far drive from Charleston for commuters

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    Keep up the good work

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Santee Cooper Interviews

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    Associate Engineer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Santee Cooper in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was initially introduced to SC at a Clemson University job fair and was offered an interview from there some weeks later. There was no phone interview, but rather an onsite. Interview was very technical pertaining to power plant equipment and past experiences. Unofficial offer was made immediately after the interview with salary negotiated at that time. Outline of all benefits, medical, dental, moving package etc was also done at that time.

    Interview Questions
    • All the technical questions were very straightforward and were aimed at determining depth of knowledge. No mind tricks or anything so technical only an equipment designer would know. Probably one of the best interviews I've been on. They did ask me " tell me what's not on your resume" which caught me off guard.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Pay is very strictly banded so I was offered around 80% of midpoint and negotiated another 10%. This is very dependent on the person doing the interviewing. Some of the hiring managers won't budge on pay and leave it at around 80%.
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Santee Cooper Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010

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Headquarters Moncks Corner, SC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1934
Type Government
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Someone's got to turn on those bright lights in the big city -- and in the small cities, too. South Carolina Public Service Authority, known as Santee Cooper (after two interconnected river systems), provides wholesale electricity to 20 cooperatives and two municipalities that serve more than 685,000 customers in South Carolina. It directly retails electricity to more than 165,460 customers. One of the largest US state-owned utilities, Santee Cooper operates in all 46 counties in South Carolina and has interests in power plants (fossil-fueled, nuclear, and hydroelectric... More

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