I have been working at Tucson Electric Power full-time (More than 10 years)
Great pay and benefits for this city. So long as you do your work, have an outwardly positive attitude, and are a team-player you are generally secure. If issues arise you are generally spoken to, not surprisingly fired or written-up. Highly supportive union. Starting to advance technologically, so more opportunities are rising. The need to compete with renewable resource initiatives is forcing the company to change some of their ways.
Common attitude/perception: "No one knows how to do my job, so no one should tell me how to do my job or how I could do it better. I know what I'm doing, I don't need any help." For the most part, people do try to work with you, but not for very long. Very quickly, people seem to activate the perception noted above. It didn't always used to be this way. It is also common for lesser contributing parties to earn as much pay, credit, and praise as those who contribute more. Also, it is common for individuals to not be held accountable with respect to not meeting expectations and becoming complacent; while are others are left to carry the weight of the team leaving the more hard-working and more capable individuals with less incentive and a jaded attitude. The cons above may be attributed due to the union. Individuals are very quick to file a grievance - to which management and other supporting parties must always tip-toe around - very difficult to get anything done. Also, the utility industry is a "blue-collar" industry so, technological advancements are slow. This is because the primary focus tends to be to provide the customer demand: So long as that demand is met and profit is made, then the company is "healthy." However, as noted in the "pros" section some of this is starting to change at TEP.
Advice to Management
Value those who give you a return on investment; hold accountable those that do not meet expectations. Part of supervision is having to be the "bad guy" sometimes, whether you like it or not. If you don't like it, then don't be in management.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tucson Electric Power (Tucson, AZ) in August 2015.
I applied online and was called to set up an interview date a few days later. The following week I interviews at their office. My three interviewers arrived ten minutes late. They didn't seemed to be in a rush to be there on time. The questions were all behavioral and straight forward.