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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Aside from some sub-par management, it's a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRECA

    Pros

    Community feel, pleasant people to work with, competitive salaries, training opportunities.

    Cons

    Major changes taking place with new CEO have created an unstable feel. Some departments appear to have better management than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees who have given so much of their lives to the members of the electric cooperatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good organization. A mission you can embrace and feel good about. Currently, undergoing lots of change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRECA full-time

    Pros

    The mission of the electric cooperatives is honorable. In the electric utility industry, co-ops wear the "white hats." For the most part, the employees are engaged in the mission of the organization. You'll find that your co-workers are top-notch. It is a very family friendly place.

    Cons

    With a new CEO and new senior management, NRECA is undergoing a pretty substantial change which isn't uncommon during a transition. In some areas, that change is wonderfully articulated. In other areas, folks are kept in the dark.

    I think it will take about a year or so (2015), until things finally shake out and a clear leadership course will be set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to retire, not the best for a budding career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRECA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Decent pay. Good culture. Lowest turnover I have ever seen.

    Cons

    The whole organization is built around lobbying. So if you do anything else, then do not expect a very dynamic job with lots of opportunity for growth. Combine that with the ever tightening of rules and allowances, it's just becomes an increasingly dull and uninspiring place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some actual managers whose job it is to actually manage. Once of the reasons the culture is so stagnant here is middle management is uninspired and not value driven. Executive management is out of the office. I see some real hard times ahead for this organization as it slowly slips into irrelevance....well the lobbying won't, but everything else will.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's just ok...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at NRECA

    Pros

    Good sense of community in the asociation. People are nice to work with and there isn't a lot of competition, there is a team work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion opportunities. We just had our first lay off and the association is cutting on a few benefits (including tuition reimbursement). They are now showing that they are like any other company out there. It's all about money and we cut from those who it will hurt the most. Oh also forgot to mention no casual dress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your most important asset.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Organization culture is changing and not for the better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRECA

    Pros

    Association pension plan
    Ability to telework
    Business casual attire on Fridays and in the summer
    Working for a good cause
    Good location (near Metro and not in DC)

    Cons

    Culture is changing so employees are treated to new cubicles with very tiny workspaces and hardly any storage space
    Senior management looking for ways to save money but they are in turn negatively effecting employee morale
    Attitude is if an employee does not like it, they can get a new job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees far better than you have been treating them with this restacking project

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