Pros: fringe benefits such as medical, job seciruty
Cons: long goverment procedures can be sometimes annoying
NHPC is a leading hydropower development company in India. It offers one of the best packages among all government owned companies. As we are involved in huge projects the exposure to various problems and interaction with experts in allied fields is invaluable. It has under one umbrella related but all specializations in engineering geology and geotechnics. For instance the investigation department has its own rock mechanics laboratory. State of the art techniques are applied in exploration.
While it is fun to work in NHPC, there are government procedures to be followed which slows down the work somewhat. This is annoying to many people but I feel that if your are very systematic there are no issues. However my personal feeling is that the company should diversify into more areas such as infrastructure and communication (road and railway) projects because it has a wealth of expertise.