Tampa Electric

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Tampa Electric Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    A good bunch of people to work with.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tampa Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This is by and large a good company.

    Cons

    Growth strategy is a little nebulous.

  2.  

    Good career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology Analyst  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Information Technology Analyst in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Tampa Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefit package (401k, Pension Plan, medical, dental, vision plans, and etc.). The people you work with are kind and respectful.

    Cons

    The management team especially in Information Technology. They do not have a handle on what really impacts their business from an technology standpoint. Their agenda and strategic plans do not align themselves with the rest of the organization. This makes it very difficult for the employees to get things accomplished. Also, there is no clear cut succession plan in place for IT employees. Because of the lack of a true succession plan, there is no talent depth at any job, so when you take time off it is not really time off. You will be called on your vacation. So many of us are waiting around just to retire. The morale is low and pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive team take a hard look at your managers in IT and find the root cause of why you cannot retain good, quality talent in Information Technology. There is a back log of corporate projects waiting to be done, but you do not have the human capital to get them done. You must be getting tired of depending on contractors to implement a system and then leaving the support to an employee who cannot support the business. This is not a good way to run your business. This approach does not provide growth opportunities for your current employees. There has got to be a better approach than this. One of our key core values is "Respect and concern for others" this is not practiced or adhered to in IT, because we cannot express our concerns without being labeled a troublemaker, or worst put on a hit list for termination.

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  3.  

    Great experience and pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Tampa Electric as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay and experience. Depending on your location you may have to drive far and wake up very early.

    Cons

    You get what you putting in. If you really want to enjoy this internship you have to go the extra mile and ask for more work or follow different types of people around to teach you what they know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5.  

    An excellent learning opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Tampa Electric as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Professional people who care about their work
    - Opportunity for advancement within the company
    - Great experience for an intern or co-op to learn about the power industry and related fields

    Cons

    - Smaller company compared to other large power companies. This can either be a pro or con depending on your preference of company culture.
    - Not as much travel opportunities in comparison due to smaller area of operation.
    - Co-op intern program did not have at lot of 'structure' where I was located.

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  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good, could be Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Tampa Electric

    Pros

    Benefits, competitive salaries, professional development, depending on position flexible scheduling, nurturing, family like atmosphere. Many of the employees at Tampa Electric have been with the organization for 10+ years which creates a friendly, family like culture. Most of the leaders live out the core values, some more than others but overall they live by example. There are many competent professionals and leaders and (prior to this economy) promotional opportunities do occur reasonably often.

    Cons

    Like most utilities this one is conservative, risk averse and somewhat slow to embrace new ideas that don't involve building a generation facility. There are pockets of ineffective leaders/management that the company is slow to do anything about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold all management and top executives accountable to the same behaviors that you expect from the front line managment. Keep the values at the forefront.

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  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A pretty good employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Tampa Electric

    Pros

    This is a good employer overall in this area. The company hires carefully, and there are many great people who've worked there a long time who truly care about their work. The benefits are in keeping with other local companies and HR leaders care about providing good medical/dental insurance, at the best prices they can negotiate. Top management is visible and communicates fairly effectively and often. Training and development is encouraged.

    Cons

    The company can be stodgy, and slow to adapt to trends and marketplace changes. Crippling political correctness is an issue in corporate headquarters. The board and top management could be more diverse. Old computer systems hamper customer service improvements. Those who are not Christian may feel uncomfortable in what is a pretty homogenous management culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job getting rid of a certain exec who consistently disrespected employees and peers. That says volumes about living the company's values!

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