Making electricity or supporting; how cool is that!
Assistant Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Tuscumbia, AL – October 21, 2015
I worked at one of the coal plants, supported nuclear, hydro, and gas. All locations have good management and are willing to challenge legacies. Their training organizations are top notch. The nuclear organizations do not have a choice, but to be top quartile. Coal, hydro and gas follow the same standards as nuclear, but are not required to. That speaks volumes for the leadership and the importance they place on training.
large company, great benefits, advancement opportunities
government corporation equals slow processes, red tape, political pressures
Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – March 2, 2016
Great for entry level, but your work is slowed by lengthy processes. poor management good ole boy workplace. If you think your getting change in place think again you will be doing the old process and the new one. documentation is using three systems to date. if you like meetings this is your place, 8 hours a day some jobs all they do is stay in meetings all day, some lasting for several days. I was often double and triple booked for meetings.
cannot think of any
Too much management, to many processes, not enough pay
Probably the best paying and worst culture I've ever seen.
Rather not say (Current Employee) – Chattanooga – June 25, 2015
The pitch seems great when your onboarding, you think it's a good place but they pay a premium to treat you bad. You are guaranteed a reorganization annually in an effort to shift things around and look like they are improving but it's still littered with waste.
They change your evaluation too so they can hit "numbers" that come down from upper management.
Save yourself time.... Avoid this place if you value family life, have morals, and enjoy holding on to your soul.
If you do join and you work downtown wear heels, mine weren't high enough nor did my dark hair do.
I wouldn't tell anyone I cared about to work there
System Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, Tn – September 11, 2015
Lacking diversity in Management, lacks diversity in hiring practices, and advancement. The culture was divisive. I worked there a year and seen more family members hired and advanced. A husband would promote his wife or kids, or sister. This is the culture.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) offered the best and most creative work environment for someone at my level of experience. When I went to work for TVA, the company had recently experienced one of the worst environmental incidents in the history of the United States. Yet, regardless on the media and outside pressures from the National EPA and many concerned citizens, TVA's management team was able to keep its cool, be courteous, respectful and polite to everyone involved, including plaintiffs, and acted in every case known to me with the professional responsibility that one would help expect from folks who cherish the American values of those who founded this great nation. I served TVA as its first Geotechnical Engineer after a long absence of engineers with my type of background and soon my level of responsibilities grew from being just one more person on a very large team to a key professional in TVA's goals to not only remedy the errors of the past, but to establish a state-of-practice engineering team by leading an extensive geotechnical engineering monitoring program and a quality assurance/quality control program for the proper stacking of a very difficult material to understand, namely the behavior of Coal Combustion Products (CCPs). TVA's management team not only entrusted me with enormous project budgets and responsibilities, but encouraged me all the way through challenging times. After years of great professional rewards, I took an early retirement to return to south Florida, where my family and I have permanently resided for over 30 years.
An excellent work environment with great benefits and performance bonuses
As with any large organization, internal policies and controls can at time stifle progress and creativity.
I will go to my desk and begin to file hardcopies of updated CADNet drawings into their designated portfolios. Then, I will file the digital/electronic copies of the material I just previously filed into the TVA digital database. It is up to me to keep all records up to date in the database, which can be assessed by all TVA office employees.
I will then go to the mailroom and send off any necessary materials that is needed by field workers. I also pick up materials and new copies/printouts for all the office workers in my department. I then hand-deliever the mail to the workers and order any office supplies needed for the week.
Lastly, I email and fax all documents that my supervisor asks me too.
45 minute lunch, breaks and great working conditions
Retired and unemployed (Former Employee) – New Johnsonville, TN – April 16, 2016
Learned about the electric power industry especially within some of the top-rated Nuclear and fossil-fired powerhouses in the country. Management and employees reflect a safety-first attitude. Great learning environment with generous opportunities for education and training.
adequate salary, benefits and training opportunities
Production Engineer (Current Employee) – Muscle Shoals, AL – March 16, 2016
Typical day at work varies depending on the season. Typically during the summer months pre-planing is conducted in preparation for the fall turbine outages which can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months.
Pre planning involves working with the customer on developing the scope of work, writing or revising job instructions, and setting up vendor contracts.
In addition to outage pre-planning, tasks during the summer months include providing engineering direction/support to the machine shop craft on the refurbishing of various nuclear and non-nuclear power production components. This involves analyzing data and providing dispositions/recommendations on the various as found conditions of components.
During the Fall, and Spring months I provide engineering support at the various outage sites thought the Tennessee Valley. During the outage components are dissasembled, inspeced, and repairs are made as needed per engineering recomendations.
Outages are typically are very high pressure and very fast paced due to the amount of issues found and the short time constraints.
Jobs are very hands on and provide the opportunity to learn a lot.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Athens, AL – June 27, 2015
This was one of by better jobs. Although there were things I did not agree with, there was a different sense of comfort from management even if I felt like they were not as qualified for their position as they should be. Overall, A good place to work.
Information Rep - Records (Current Employee) – Spring City, TN – April 20, 2015
Good people, good job, and good benefits, especially for the area. Very competitive environment. Management personalities vary. I enjoy my job because I am able to demonstrate and improve my skills and provide innovative solutions.
Pretty good management, great coworkers and down-to-earth people. A lot of after work activities to stay connected with each other! Hardest part of my job was sitting still in a cubicle all day, but getting to go into and being so close to the plant was cool. Typical day was spent quietly in a cubicle trying to stay awake. However there's always something to do so no looking for work.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Little Bear Dam, Hodges, Alabama – August 17, 2014
I went annual with T.V.A 3 years ago and it was the worst mistake i ever made in my life and Ive made so poor decisions in my life. I went annual for job security but when i hired in the started talking cut backs imagine that. No one seemed to care about your skills or trades all they worried with was that i didn't make them look stupid so out of the 2 annual employees me and my foremen you can guess who couldn't do anything but i wish the management in T.V.A would see the talent and would get out of there office and see who done all the work and jobs that had to be done right instead of taking someones word for it. T.V.A offered everyone valley wide a ref package even if you had 1 year service and if u didn't they would find a reason to let you go like me using my past and falsifying documents were they could get rid of u without costing them any money
I worked at TVA as a COOP program. I gained a lot of important information as a young student. I enjoyed working with fellow students doing an important job using Auto-cad overlaying drawings from Senior Engineers.