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TVA Interview Questions

Interviews at TVA

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at TVA.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview. The employer was very honest with me and told me exactly how many other applicants there were and when I should expect to hear back from HR after the interview. The interview felt laid back and less formal since it was over the phone.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite class that you have taken so far and why?   Answer Question
    • What is your least favorite that you have taken and why?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at TVA (Chattanooga, TN).

    Interview

    Brief 1 hour phone interview with hiring manager then followed by an in person interview with hiring manager and team. I was able to tour the facility and meet the people I would potentially be working with

    Interview Questions

    • how much did I know about TVA? job experience? leadership experience?   Answer Question
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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at TVA (Chattanooga, TN).

    Interview

    Interviewing manager and software engineer conducted the interview. They asked very easy questions. I knew what they wanted to hear when they asked their questions. The manager and engineer were polite and on time.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me about experience with .NET and SQL server. The only technical question asked was very simple and should be answerable by anyone   Answer Question

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at TVA (Chattanooga, TN) in July 2015.

    Interview

    It was very laid back. Mostly focused on what I wanted to get out of a job at TVA, and what I'm interested in after graduation. I was interviewed by two people, then I met several of the workers from the group that was interviewing me just to get a feel for what it would be like working there.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Decatur, AL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at TVA (Decatur, AL).

    Interview

    The interview was only an hour long with managers rather than individual contributors. They seemed genuinely excited to be interviewing me and the interview was smooth. They understood some of the machinery referenced in my anecdotal discussions. A couple of weeks later I received an offer kinda unofficially which only contained my annual salary estimate and nothing else. By the way, the salary was huge... It made it really hard to say no! After discussing the specific details of the benefits and such I declined(big picture it just didn't feel right).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you were faced with a task you weren't proficient in and how you still managed to succeed.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't really like the surrounding area very much and the commute would be 50 minutes or so to live anywhere decent. Plus, with how the facility I was interviewing at runs(I know since I am in the industry), I sensed the quality of life might be really low. "Out of the frying pan and into the fire" compared to my current position.


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    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at TVA.

    Interview

    I lived out of state, so the only interview I had was over the phone. I was interviewed by three people, who all took turns asking me questions. I interviewed for the nuclear group so questions were tailored to that sector. Interview questions were pretty standard. Make sure to have an answer to "Why TVA?"

    Interview Questions

    • "Why TVA?" For some reason, I was not prepared for this, such a simple question was not even on my radar. Just hoping I can help somebody else out who might make the same mistake.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Admin Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at TVA (Knoxville, TN) in September 2018.

    Interview

    Panel interview with several executives. The questions were very basis interview questions. Rather stiff. 2 - 3 months later and I have not received any follow up. I reached out to HR about a month after the interview and they were unsure that status of the job. I was very excited about the potential with TVA but this was extremely disappointing that they didn't care to even say they hired someone else or that the hiring process takes months.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a difficult co-worker and how you handled that relationship.   Answer Question
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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chattanooga, TN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at TVA (Chattanooga, TN) in April 2015.

    Interview

    You have a one on one phone interview; The manager of the vacant position will ask you to tell him about yourself and your work experience. Be very relax because they listen and take notes in how you answer the questions that he/she is asking you. This was a great experience and it was for a job here in Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for TVA?
      Ask questions on your Resume
      How well do you get along with your peers?
      What do you like to do in your spare time?
      Awards received   1 Answer

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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at TVA.

    Interview

    It was a very long process. i had a phone screen and 2 face to face interviews. They ask quite a few questions. And one was 3 hours away but they reimburse you for expenses. The interviewers were very nice and open. It was not a tense interview. The background check was a long process. Especially when you are waiting for everything to turn up good to give a notice for your current job and their background process takes a long time.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult situation that I have encountered in my previous job   Answer Question

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at TVA.

    Interview

    Straight forward. You need to focus on the interviewer! If they are soft, they expect soft, kind answers. If they seem firm, they are looking for driven leaders that want the best for the business.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your biggest failure?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There ranges are 15 to 20K, so do not jump on the first offer! Negotiate everything.


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