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Bonneville Power Overview

www.bpa.gov
Portland, OR
1001 to 5000 employees
1937
Government
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric, BC Hydro

Working at Bonneville Power

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) keeps the lights on in the Pacific Northwest. The US Department of Energy power marketing agency operates a transmission grid (with more than 15,000 miles of high-voltage lines) that delivers about 35% of the electrical power consumed in the ... Read more

Mission: The Bonneville Power Administration's mission as a public service organization is to create and deliver the best value for our customers and constituents as we act in concert with others in the Pacific Northwest. (See more of our Mission and Vision at

Bonneville Power Reviews

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    I worked at Bonneville Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Important energy and environmental work to be part of.

    Cons

    Government so Bureaucratic decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be as much like the private sector as possible,

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Bonneville Power Photos

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Bonneville Power Interviews

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    Instructional Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bonneville Power (Portland, OR) in February 2017.

    Interview

    i had a telephone interview with the hiring manager. However, someone that I had worked with in a prior position sabotaged my opportunities with BPA. It was for a position with the Organizational Development Group.

    Interview Questions

    • How do I deal with difficult learners as well as addressing some of the 'soft issues' that occur in the workplace.   1 Answer
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