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Spokane, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
1889
Company - Public (AVA)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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Avista Utilities' vista is the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West. The utility, a subsidiary of integrated production, transmission, and distribution powerhouse Avista Corporation, provides regulated electricity and natural gas services to residential ... Read more

Avista Utilities Reviews

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Dennis Vermillion
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  • "Rotational Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Spokane, WA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Avista Utilities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work here are great people. It's encouraged as an engineer to move around. You are well valued.

    Cons

    Slow moving...innovation is not at the forefront of the utility mind set. Projects can span years.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would be to continue empowering employees to be the best at what they do and to continue providing the top cover needed to accomplish that.

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Avista Utilities Interviews

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    Meter Reader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Avista Utilities.

    Interview

    You'll talk to the security guard (not the receptionist) at the front desk and they'll give you a badge. Quick interview, they'll ask common questions as well as situational questions. It was pretty informal. I sat in a conference room in the Meter Reader department with two people conducting the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself?   Answer Question
    • What are your strengths? Weaknesses?   Answer Question
    • Why would we want to hire you?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if you had to give an estimate from reading a meter to meet a deadline?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if you had to enter a man's backyard to read a meter, but he is aggravated because last time, you left the fence open and his dogs ran off?   Answer Question
    • You're driving on the job and an animal ran out in front of you and you weren't able to stop in time. The animal has been hit. What do you do?   Answer Question
    • This job requires to be outdoors and often in bad weather. What experience do you have in working in harsh weather conditions?   Answer Question
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Avista Utilities Awards & Accolades

  • The 100 Best Green Companies, OregonBusiness, 2009
  • 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon (Large) (#8), OregonBusiness, 2009
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