Customer Service (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – January 4, 2017
I have been working my position for over 3 years and the Teco culture has definitely change. they have no more family life balance it's mandatory overtime every single week no time for your kids or even a doctor appointment without an issue. Yes it is a company that promotes based on favoritism instead of what you know. the pay is great but overall that is the best thing about the job.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – December 27, 2016
They pay well for you handling customers. The customer is the hardest thing to deal with since they are not understanding. The do enforce mandatory overtime a lot and sometimes don't consider your person life. And they do have good benefits. But there is lack of communication and favoritism.
Development and Sales (Consultant) (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – January 15, 2015
Not much to say good about my experience at TECO. It was a very laid back atmosphere with not much going on. They didn't provide much vision on what the goals were and what direction the company was moving in. It was very hard to align personal goals with this.
Senior Lead Account Manager (Former Employee) – Tampa – July 29, 2014
Typical day in the call center was very stressful. Not because of the customers but lack of good management. They were never there and did not know the business. I have learned to never use the open door policy again because you will get fired. The hardest part of the job was watching the leads try to give a call to a supervisor. They just did not want to take them and at times sneaked out and request a rep on the floor call the customer back. Most enjoyable thing for me was all the people that are not in management. (WORST MANAGEMENT TEAM I HAVE WORKED FOR IN 30 YEARS OF WORKING !!!!) They were all so nice and hard working. It was a great 15 of the 18 1/2 years of service there because of that. I would work there though just not in customer service.
Decent paying jobs and stable company.
Nepotism (the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.)
After working for this company for 23 years someone or some supervisor decided he didn't like me and terminated me. All my annual evaluations indicated that I was a great employee but those evaluations were alter by someone in management. This company has done a lot of bad things to a lot of good employee and it seems to be normal practice through out the company.
In my opinion Teco lets nepotism rule if your parent has power in the company than you are safe from all, (even if you are unable to perform your function you have nothing to worry about. Unfortunately there are some people who are doing there jobs fairly. this was not the case that i dealt with.
some of the people are fair and able to keep employees happy
nepotism ruins the people who do there jobs well, attitudes.
I really liked working there for the three semesters. I learned a lot about working as a civil engineer, and wouldn't take any of it back. One reason I liked working there was that I was out in the field a lot. A good amount of the work involved steel grating platforms to reach elevated equipment. The hardest part of the job was trying to coordinate project details between the lead civil engineer and a operations manager, because the manager wanted one thing and the engineer wanted to do something completely different and I had to mediate between them. Again, I wouldn't trade that experience I gained for anything.
good amount of field work, and the views around tampa, fl
the few days i spent in the library researching old blueprints from 50 years ago
Its hard to summarize 35 years in to just a few sentances. Working at Tampa Electric was the thrill of a lifetime. I held many positions during my career. The company gave me the opportunity on 3 occasions to create, develop, staff and operate 3 different new departmments. I doubt anyone during my 35 years had that opportunity. The company allowed me to develop not only departments, but as an employee and as a mature adult. Most of my employees were college graduates and they too were seeking careers not just jobs. It was challenging, frustrating and fun. When I reached retirement age in 1995, the company was shifting gears going into a new direction and they needed capital, so along with 350 others we were offered retirement.
great work environment, good pay, good management, great benefits