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53%
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TVA CEO William (Bill) D. Johnson
William (Bill) D. Johnson
98 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and stable employment after 10 years(in 33 reviews)

  • "Excellent Pay, Good Benefits, Contributing to Tennessee Valley(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Intern in the Accounting department"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at TVA

      Pros

      Great team with good work environment

      Cons

      They weren't hiring full-time in my department

      TVA2018-10-30
    • "The company is an upside pyramid with management at the top."

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      Current Employee - Control Room Operator in Drakesboro, KY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at TVA full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      The pay and time off is great.

      Cons

      Job security in the last 5 years has been horrible. They know you can't quit because nothing anywhere around pays as well, so they treat you that way.

      Advice to Management

      Not being able to move 200 miles away is not a voluntary termination of my job. That is an involuntary reduction in force and should be treated as such.

      TVA2019-04-14
    • "Corporate Accounting"

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      Current Employee - Accountant in Knoxville, TN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at TVA full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Some great co-workers. Good benefits.

      Cons

      Complete lack of transparency with leadership. VP promotes and surrounds herself with friends from her past who have less experience than current employees. Running theme is that you have to spend time with leadership outside of work, otherwise you are stuck. The excuse of.. this is how things really work … gets old.

      Advice to Management

      Be objective when making decisions rather than letting personal feelings influence choices. Stop bragging about transparency, then encouraging a nine box program in which you place employees in career "boxes" behind their backs then refusing to inform them of your decisions.

      TVA2019-03-10
    • "Changing roles"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at TVA full-time

      Pros

      The pay is great. You get paid well if you have to work a holiday.

      Cons

      Constant threat of closing plants. Employees either have to move 2 states away or "voluntarily" terminate their employment.

      Advice to Management

      If you have to move more that 50 miles away, it is not "voluntary" termination. Not all families are capable of packing up and moving away.

      TVA2018-12-26
    • "infrastructure lead"

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      Former Employee - Infrastructure Lead in Muscle Shoals, AL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at TVA for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good Benefits, and good pay

      Cons

      TVA management about as crooked as they come

      Advice to Management

      Start at the top and replace all the managment

      TVA2018-12-05
    • "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at TVA full-time

      Pros

      Great pay, great hours, benefits, retirement, amazing

      Cons

      managwnt, hours, travel, moving up, location

      Advice to Management

      N

      TVA2018-11-19
    • "Program Manager"

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      Former Employee - Program Manager in Knoxville, TN
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at TVA full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Awesome colleagues, great benefits and time off.

      Cons

      Co is slow to change, Lots of 'process'.

      TVA2018-11-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "It's not the place it used to be"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at TVA full-time

      Pros

      Decent pay and decent benefits.

      Cons

      "Fake it until you make it" is the philosophy of many. Some people get the fast track to promotion based on being related to a current or former high ranking person and others get the run-around. "Team work" is a joke because they utilize the bell curve performance management philosophy, which is corrosive to the very concept of "team-work". Management will make promises they won't keep and cliq up. Advancement...

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      Advice to Management

      Not wasting anymore time on this review. You get the vibe. ;)

      TVA2018-11-11
    • "Nuclear Power Group Intern"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at TVA

      Pros

      Individual Project to work Plenty of experienced engineers around to answer questions Several engaging planned site visits of different TVA facilities

      Cons

      Work can be slow paced Requesting software and access to materials takes too much time

      TVA2018-09-23
    • Helpful (1)

      "Definitely lacking"

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      Former Employee - Technician in Chattanooga, TN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at TVA full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      OK benefits and pay. Overtime

      Cons

      Terrible management and leadership. This place definitely operates on the “who sucks up the best program”. TVA is an embarrassment to the energy community and the customers they serve. They have slashed pay, 401k contributions, retirement no longer exists, and massive layoffs. Did I mention this slashing of the work force and benefits happened at a time when the CEO gives himself a huge raise and bonus?? BILLIONS of tax...

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      Advice to Management

      Please replace yourselves ASAP

      TVA2018-10-25
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