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  1. NRECA made me feel welcome and loved. Great benefits and programs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Alexandria, VA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at NRECA as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The personal growth I experienced here was out of this world.

    Cons

    For me, it was far but worth the trip.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. As an intern, I felt really involved.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Worker in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - IT Worker in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at NRECA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    !0 years running as Computer World Best places to work. Good place for older workers. People bend over backwards to help each other. The company regularly invests in training and updating computer equipment. Management continuously tries to improve.

    Cons

    Where much is given, much is expected. Also, hard to get into. Life is better for permanent employees than consultants (but isn't that true everywhere?)

  3. Helpful (4)

    Currently in the midst of change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at NRECA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The organization has a great mission. There are pockets in the association that are passionate about this mission so employees can feel like they are contributing to making a difference.

    Cons

    The CEO is new (March 2013) and has hired lots of consulting groups to help review portions of the organization. People have been shuffled around without much opportunity for feedback. Those that are no longer needed get very little notice (a week or two). The IT department is in the middle of a benchmarking study where more big shuffling is likely. Probably won't make the Best Place to Work list next year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees better informed about reorgs as many people are nervous and anxious.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRECA

    Pros

    Excellent Staff
    People were fantastic to work for.
    management new what they wanted and what tasks they wanted done

    Cons

    Didn't like the dress code for software staff

    Advice to Management

    relax the dress code.

  6. Helpful (1)

    If you have a great manager, you can have a great work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Representative in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Representative in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at NRECA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great mission and purpose
    great managers do not micromanage and let you do your job and do it well
    great work colleagues

    Cons

    some members of the executive leadership team do not think about employees as resources and instead think of the $$$ (the bottom line) first
    CEO is readying to retire; hopefully new CEO will be able to counter and control those short-sighted executive team members
    if you do not have a great manager, you can be pigeonholed and micromanaged

    Advice to Management

    value your employees as the amazing assets that they are; when you lose a great employee, they take their knowledge out the door with them

  7. NRECA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Live Oak, FL
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Live Oak, FL

    I have been working at NRECA part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly
    mostly people with degrees are hired

    Cons

    No part time benefits
     Uninformative on management

    Advice to Management

    should inform former employees of more what is all going on instead of expecting everyone to know everything going on in the management section when not told anything.

  8. Good people, stable organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at NRECA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, high level of investment in employees (training, tuition, etc)

    Cons

    Still a bit bureaucratic, dress code could be relaxed a bit

  9. Overall, NRECA is a good place to work for, and I am proud of it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at NRECA

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. You will get good balance between work and life.
    2. You will have good job security, especially in the difficult economic.
    3. NRECA provides good benefit package, with good pension, 401K, multiple insurance, and PTO's.
    4. NRECA respects their employees.
    5. The office in Arlington is conveniently located right next to the Ballston Metro Station and I-66.
    6. NRECA provides flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    1. Since this is a non-profit org, there is not much pressure on the job so you might lost the competitveness.
    2. The salary is not as competitive as other private companies, and there are no bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Reviews and promotions should be based on the profermance, not experience.

  10. Sr. Client Service Assoc

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRECA

    Pros

    Colleagues, Diversity of Work, and Benefits

    Cons

    Salary and hiring freeze, limited career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Less Micromanagement

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The very urban headquarters of the National RURAL Electric Cooperative Association headquarters (Photo thanks to Flickr user assortedstuff, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
From the 10th floor balcony of NRECA, Ballston, Va (Photo thanks to Flickr user subfugitive with permission, All rights reserved.)

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