engineer (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – November 26, 2015
TEP has nice headquarters facilities, especially by Tucson standards. HQ is downtown, very conveniently located to many places to have lunch. Plus they offer free indoor parking to employees.
While TEP could be a good place to work, I cannot attest to that. The group I work in has corrupt management, and that trumps anything "good" about working there. We call it "The Old Boys Club" because the Club seems well-established with close ties.
Management can be brutal if you question their motives or reasoning - they will come down on you FAST and they will come down on you HARD! Don't ever question why you are required to use certain vendors or contractors - even when these people may charge 2 or 3 times the going rates - just smile and approve the invoice, and everything will be fine.
My job was not at all challenging. While my type of work usually requires independent and critical thought and problem-solving abilities, I find none of that is necessary at TEP. It's more task-related - just do what you're told and shut up, and everything will be fine.
To be successful at TEP, you've really got to dumb-down - otherwise you're viewed as a threat. Overall a terrible place to work. I would not recommend TEP to anyone.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – November 20, 2015
Fun workplace with supportive management. Not all about the numbers but how you personally grew and developed. The office started to get over worked and things were taken away which were enjoyed by all; like ipods, breaks, etc.
Very interesting work with a lot of travel time up rocky mountain roads.
Electronic Communications Technician (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – August 5, 2015
This job is very physical and does require tower climbing which I found very exciting--great views! If you're tired of working behind a desk, then this is a great way to change your "office view" There is a ton of technologies to learn--microwave RF and fiber optics to name just a few.
My experience at TEP has been rewarding in the areas of personal growth showing inexperienced engineers how to design substations.
Senior Contract Lead Substation Engineer (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – July 11, 2015
Train new electric utility substation design engineers by using real projects. Spend the day training new engineers, reviewing quality of work and developing lesson plans.
I've learned how to work in a class room environment in transferring knowledge in protection and design.
TEP does a great job in developing well rounded teams of people who work well with each other.
The most difficult part of the job is finding ways to keep the engineers motivated after repeating similar projects. They aways want to move onto something new. Maintaining the challenge takes some effort when the individual becomes bored and wants to move on to something new.
The most enjoyable is when you teach someone how to create something new and seeing the excitement in there eyes.
Parting new information to
Demands my time when I feel I'm needed to do other tasks.
Engineer (Current Employee) – Springerville, AZ – January 27, 2015
Environment is very lax and too much so. There is no real accountability and nobody has a clue what is going on. The people working there are great and willing to help. Management need to make accountability a priority and have a better structure for work taking place.
A well paying job with good benefits, not necessarily a physically challenging job but one with long hours and some unjustified pressure.
Customer Service Technician (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – January 7, 2014
There was always some levity, constant joking around with some mean humor thrown in before we got in our trucks and started our daily routes. It was fun, good for morale and broke up the drudgery.
Depending on the work load and which part of town, or the surrounding area we serviced. It was commonplace to make service stops at 30 to a 100 addresses a day. Most of the time, unless it was for credit reasons, the businesses, the houses and the apartments were vacant. It was either the customer had moved out or not moved in. There was hardly any human contact, unless we had to collect delinquent payments or disconnect a customer that had not made a timely payment. If there was human interaction it was negative or confrontational.
There was a lot overtime and despite the compensation for working it. It became exhausting. The hardest part is the anxiousness that comes not knowing when your shift will be over. I spent many late nights and early mornings doing service orders.
The best part of the job was the money I made. It was adequate enough to buy a house, several cars, furniture, clothes and the ability to take extensive vacations to different parts of the country and three excursions to Europe. It contributed to my self esteem and sense of accomplishment.
great company functions as well as the union activities, making some lifelong friends and lovers at times
vindictive, power mongering supervisors who justify their position, by bullying and creating wasteful and asinine projects and policies that do more harm than good.
Financial Accounting Intern (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – December 28, 2013
• Summer internship performing various tasks in the Financial Accounting department • Ran daily financial reports using the Oracle accounting system • Prepared month-end and quarter-end sales reports for TEP and UniSource Energy • Checked the work on closing journal entries associated with month/quarter-end reports • Helped with preparing the 10-K and 10-Q
A solid place to work, everyone is tuned into meeting the needs of customers as well as all regulatory requirements and doing their best daily
Asset Management Assistant (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – February 13, 2013
Hard working people in most positions. This review is supposed to be more encompassing. The company is good place to work if you are lucky to be a regular TEP FTE, but as a contractor you are left out of meetings and your input is limited.
people need power and tep will not be going away, tep participates in many community events, high visibility for ocal power company, tep working with new technologies, educating the communityon technologies, tep tries to give employees a positive work environment
long time employees don't exude enthusiasm, the daily atmosphere is drab, leadership is not very dynamic, expectations of goals not detailed