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TVA President & CEO William (Bill) D. Johnson
William (Bill) D. Johnson
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    Interned for the company. I learned a lot, but could do without all the inefficiencies.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TVA

    Pros

    If you want off, no problem. Pay is decent, nice bonus for managers. Holidays are abundant. If you work in a good group, there are many more benefits.

    Cons

    The inefficiencies that only seem to be present in government work. So much red tape, its ridiculous. In the private world, TVA would be half the size and do more work, but so many employees are there to punch a clock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire people that aren't doing their job. The morale is very low when you have 20% of the group doing 80% of the work and retention should tell you that.

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    Disapproves of CEO

TVA Interviews

Updated Dec 27, 2014
Updated Dec 27, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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    Nuclear Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at TVA.

    Interview Details

    Entirely based on who you know ,
    No rhyme or reason
    Had nothing to do with the job
    Very sexist
    Interviewers seemed to be picked on who was available at the time

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Based on who you know
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

TVA Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.tva.gov
Headquarters Knoxville, TN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1933
Type Government
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) may not be an expert on state attractions like Dollywood and the Grand Ole Opry, but it is an authority on power generation. A US government-owned corporation, TVA is the largest public power producer in the country. It sells wholesale electricity to more than 150 municipal and cooperative power distributors, which serve some 9 million people in Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia. It also sells power directly to large industries and federal agencies. In addition, TVA provides flood... More

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