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Sacramento, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1946
Government
Utilities
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Edison International, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is a community-owned electric utility governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. Serving 592,000 customers and a total population of about 1.4 million, SMUD is the sixth-largest public utility in the country.

Sacramento Municipal Reviews

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    I have been working at Sacramento Municipal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    SMUD overall is a great company. Compensation is competitive and they value their employees.

    Cons

    I would improve the hiring process and reduce the limited term internal jobs

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Sacramento Municipal Photos

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Sacramento Municipal Interviews

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    Treasury Interview

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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Sacramento Municipal.

    Interview

    I was invited to take a test at SMUD headquarters after applying for a position in the Treasury department.
    The HR representative refused to tell me anything about the position and would not allow me to discuss the position with the hiring manager. I reluctantly agreed to take the test, which required Excel and Word and included questions mostly unrelated to Treasury. Most questions were highly subjective.

    After 45 days, I received an impersonal response stating that I failed the test, but no other information.

    Highly recommend avoiding blind onsite testing at SMUD - they do nothing to allow a potential employer to evaluate the position, management or fit. Don't waste your time here.

    Interview Questions

    • Subjective Style Questions - requiring writing. One Quant question unrelated to Treasury operations.   Answer Question
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Sacramento Municipal Awards & Accolades

  • Training Top 125, Training, 2012
  • Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2009
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