Mission: To enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service.
I have been working at Lower Colorado River Authority full-time (More than 5 years)
LCRA possesses a unique history and impactful mission which truly makes an employee feel as if they are making a difference every day. Having spent the bulk of my career in high tech prior to joining LCRA, this was a welcome change for me. I am still challenged every day and truly appreciate the executive team which has joined LCRA in the past three years for putting this organization back on track towards becoming more streamlined and profitable. The location of the primary headquarters on Lake Austin is also fantastic as the setting lends itself very much as a reminder of the mission related to environmental stewardship.
The long history of the company, 85+ years, can at times make the organization feel more like a "state agency" which comes with more layers of bureaucracy and politics than may exist in a private organization. However, as a result of a relatively newly formed executive team (past three years), the organization is certainly shifting towards a more bottom line driven organization.
Advice to Management
Keep moving LCRA forward as you have been doing for the past several years. Also, continue to listen to current employees, whether newly hired or with longer tenure, who can help tremendously in providing insight into the culture of LCRA and the "why" employees behave the way that they do.
I applied online. I interviewed at Lower Colorado River Authority (Austin, TX) in July 2017.
Initial phone interview was the main technical portion. Was asked to describe FERC/NERC, ISO/RTO, ERCOT and its relationship to any of those, among other things.
Was asked typical behavioral questions, and proficiency with computers.
Was asked what I knew about LCRA (transmission subdivision specifically).
Following that, I was invited for an on-site, which was a cultural fit interview more than anything.
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