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TVA Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, Good Benifits, Great People (in 24 reviews)

  • Great pay, some parts of the company were very interesting (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • It feels as if some of the messages communicated by upper management are not genuine, that they are just words (in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours, too much overtime health benefits cost an arm and a leg (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Continuing Training Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TVA (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    TVA is a very progressive company.

    Cons

    The power industry is under duress due to certain legislation.


  2. "TVA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Technician in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TVA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and overtime. great benefits.

    Cons

    Can be slow work but few cons.


  3. "TVA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is focused on doing what's right not solely profit

    Cons

    Constant turnover of management means you are always proving yourself to a new manager.


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  5. "Not a good work environment"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TVA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, bonuses, benefits, paid holidays/leave

    Cons

    Constant realignment of organization, keep your job by who you know - not what you know or how well you do your job, employees always on edge waiting for next round of senior executives to come through with their own team and change

    Advice to Management

    You should value your employees more.


  6. "TVA Salries"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TVA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High salary, great management and there is no limit to the amount of nice people there including the superior employers. Just awesome

    Cons

    Too much oversight from the employers, although they are quite nice they are very overbearing, low salary compared to the rest of the areas

    Advice to Management

    Stop the HR oversight so much, stop just watching all the time and manage the finances better and run it faster


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    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TVA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice, office environment fairly casual, work is generally relaxed.

    Cons

    Frequent reorganizations.
    Management of IT systems is generally poor.
    Large and slow bureaucracy.
    Management is long on words and short on action.
    Little to no investment in improving internal systems or processes.
    Large, pointless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Throwing out buzzwords, slogans, and "spin" is a poor substitute for straightforward and accurate communication, even if it says unpleasant things.
    Despite the current fad, open offices are bad on just about every metric except cost.


  8. "Operations OCC Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations OCC Manager in Spring City, TN
    Former Employee - Operations OCC Manager in Spring City, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TVA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for in TN.

    Cons

    Managers are expected to be on call 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    understand expectations clearly


  9. "Serving the People"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at TVA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    TVA offers a great opportunity to serve the people of the Tennessee Valley. I worked there for seven years.

    Cons

    The Tennessee Valley Authority has offices primarily in Knoxville and Chattanooga. Mobility between these cities is helpful for optimal career development.


  10. "maintenance tech 3"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Harriman, TN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Harriman, TN
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TVA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Kingston Fossil Plant is close to my house.

    Cons

    Benefits and man power are being cut as the demand for fossil power is dwindling in the United States of America and coal is being sent to China.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic with management bonuses.


  11. "Radiation Protection"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dosimetry in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Dosimetry in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TVA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay, pleasant group of people

    Cons

    lots of plant knowlege was lost when longtime workers were strongly encouraged to leave.

    Advice to Management

    consider promoting plant workers before you bring in a buddy who is neither qualified nor willing to learn.


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