Tacoma Public Utilities
4.2 of 5 4 reviews
www.mytpu.org Tacoma, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 31, 2014

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    Good work/life balance

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Tacoma, WA

    ProsAble to get involved in various areas; trainings available; good people; good work/life balance

    ConsOpportunities for advancement are political or based on seniority, not always skill set

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, interesting projects

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery up and coming in terms of utilities companies

    ConsThe SAP system is frustrating

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you want job security, you cannot beat Tacoma Public Utilities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Tacoma, WA

    ProsPay is 70% of median with annual step increases, benefits are comprehensive and offer very little out of pocket expenses. The people are service oriented and care about getting a job done, rather than simply about being a bureaucracy. There is an emphasis on continuous process improvement.

    ConsTPU isn't on the cutting edge. Also, since it is a public utility, there are few direct monetary incentives to excelling at a position if there isn't a position directly above your current classification that is open. Also, the age range of the current workforce makes it difficult to introduce and adopt new useful technology

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid about investing in new technology to provide new services to customers - like fiber to the home. Be more innovative with program offerings for energy conservation. Invest in community solar programs to improve and retain a green image for the company. Work extra hard to get customers in the lobby to have their bill auto-payed through a bank account online.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity for willingness to work!

    Wastewater Treatment Operator (Current Employee)
    Tacoma, WA

    ProsFair compensatiopn for work performed, Respect for experience and the willingness of peers to share process knowledge to make every ones job safer and more efficient.

    ConsSeems as if the management does not rely on the experience of the people "in the trenches" for ways to optimizer the process. Rather try to implement models from past training or experience, when ewach process is specific, and unique to this wastewater treatment plant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRely on, and glean information from the people who are actually doing the work. Hire more management from the Rank and file

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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