TVA

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Valuable nuclear experience and introduction to nuclear industry. Worked here you can work at any nuclear plant.

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Current Employee - First Line Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN
Current Employee - First Line Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN

I have been working at TVA full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Experience is valuable and could help your marketability.

Cons

Stressful, regulatory condition, change management too frequently, lack enough real diversity in leadership positions and with the traditional staff employees. People are treated as though they are expendable. Asked to work in high stress conditions with long hours over long periods of times. Many people are reaching their breaking point at being burnt out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Help your first line supervisors be more successful. Add more women and other minorities to key management positions. Help them thru the cultural issues that have been in the industry forever.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not very professional

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    Former Contractor - Scientist in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Contractor - Scientist in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at TVA as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    HIstorical company. TVA has a strong customer base for power. TVA has employed a vast amount of southern Americans.

    Cons

    Not willing to hire non-union personnel. TVA is heavily influenced by the Trades and Labor organizations. TVA lacks forward progression and is big on nepotism. TVA hiring managers are bias toward southern colleges. This company has lost its focus and treats its non-union personnel like second class citizens. Unions run TVA and its senior leadership are out for bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond the Mason-Dixon Line for talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at TVA

    Pros

    TVA's historical mission changed the Tennessee Valley greatly in a good way, and it was great to work for an agency which had made life better for the valley's residents. I loved the jobs I had (worked 3 different jobs in 3 locations over several years). Compensation, benefits, etc., were very competitive. Training and opportunities to learn were very good.

    Cons

    Management, the politics, and general bureaucracy of the agency holds it back. The bad publicity with the ash spill did not help. I also feel too many contract employees have been hired over the years, which skews the pride or success factor for any company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at TVA today and compare it to what it was when it was first created. TVA's mission still needs to be to help make a better life for the resident's of the Tennessee Valley.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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