TVA

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Armed Security Officer Position

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Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Spring City, TN
Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Spring City, TN

I worked at TVA full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great pay and benefits plenty of overtime

Cons

Long hours, too much overtime health benefits cost an arm and a leg

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change shift work from 2 different shifts to 3

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Go Elsewhere!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TVA full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are great.

    Cons

    They have no problem at all interpreting federal working hour limitations in a way that involves violations.
    Management will outright lie to you.
    Items that should be normally handled with discipline get blown way out of proportion if caught by OIG. Over a 4 year period I saw 4 good people get fired for items at any other utility would be addressed with discipline.
    If you aren't from here or aren't a yes man you will never get promoted.
    They will honestly argue over one hour of OT.
    Once I had been there for 12 hours, something happened to the plant and they told me I had to stay over night then because I was the duty manager I'd have to stay over on days too.
    Managers never see their people, many never make an effort.
    Nuclear Safety is not a priority.
    The operating staff at a nuclear facility needs to be paying attention to the reactors, not babysitting the craft and collecting data for Management Review Meetings. Operators spend 90% of their effort and time doing stuff that has nothing to do with operating the reactors.
    You will never, and I repeat never get vacation.
    The Design Basis issues concerning flooding and dam breaks should sincerely scare the public. Especially since TVA Management from the plant level up turned a knowing blind eye to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TVA

    Pros

    401k is wide open and rocks. Great location and nice physical buildings.

    Cons

    Takes too long to move through the ranks so talent moves on. Much of the experienced personnel has moved on. Management favor of the day with cost reduction being the single goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to recruiting for the best talent, not the cheapest.

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