NRECA Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
31 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at NRECA

    Pros

    Co-workers are really good and very helpful in sharing their experience. Organization is innovative, and serves for the betterment of people. Management is kind and takes into account all employees. New CEO has brought with her great deal of experience and open door policy.

    Cons

    None as such. Its a good place to work and start your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good going.

    Recommends
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    NRECA is a very pleasant place to work with a great cause for our nation's cooperatives.

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

    I have been working at NRECA full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are helpful in supporting each other. Nice environment, with an open door policy with management. New CEO has offered a new outlook for the association including departments working together to complete mutual goals. Management also shows trust with employees to execute their job or special projects.

    Cons

    Management should remind employees of the department's goals more often, although this has already improved since the CEO and a few department re-alignments.

    Recommends
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Strong mission
    Very commited and engaged workforce
    Convenient location for commuting
    Telework option
    Pension plan and a 401(k)

    Cons

    Very limited business casual
    Management is inconsistent - even within the same department
    Lack of trust in employees by some members of senior management
    In the midst of transition as CEO has announced his retirement in 2013

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more respect for your strong performers who are assets to the Association; treat them better than simple job grade numbers that equate to a cubicle size

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamix and never dull. If you are self motivated the learning opportunities are boundless.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Representative  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Representative in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at NRECA

    Pros

    If you are a person who wants a career and not just a job, you'll love NRECA. There is on-site Microsoft Training opportunities for all Office Products and SharePoint. You are encouraged to continue training opportunities, persue professional certifications and secondary education. (They offer up to $8,000/year for college!)

    There are no clear career paths, but in my short experience - if you show iniciative, you will advance either by applying for another open position or a rewrite of your current responsibilities.

    The benefits are truely about as high as you can find anywhere, with the exception of huge bonuses. They do offer smaller incentives in the form of gift certificates, but you won't get rich. What you will have is a place that never gets dull, great benefits, work life balance, and a comfortable salary with great retirement benefits.

    Cons

    A little slow to get rid of bad managers and tolerance for unkind management behaviors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistent accountablility of all mid level management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing place to work . . . We're All On The Same Team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Representative  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Representative in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at NRECA

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities to partner with other professionals throughout the Association, working together to make a difference for the member-owners of electric cooperatives nationwide. Innovation and creativity are not only supported, but encouraged. The NRECA work ethic is almost legendary. Interdepartmental projects with work teams are frequently formed with great results.

    Cons

    The workload can be heavy yet good managers are aware and do what they can to minimize the load. Business casual is only on Fridays and in the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day). Some of the less engaged employees are somehow allowed to remain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and do not intimidate them when they suggest that some deadlines may be unrealistic. Treat your employees as the true resources that they are.

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  7.  

    NRECA Hits a Home Run

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

    I have been working at NRECA

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, great technology, great mission and wonderful co-workers. New employees receive a great orientation that continues during the first six months of employment. Senior staff in many departments are true professionals who could easily earn more with other employers but are dedicated to NRECA's mission and members. NRECA is very progressive with its benefits and compensation program and regularly bench marks its salaries against comparable positions. Recently when commuting expenses rose due to higher prices NRECA quickly adjusted its transportation subsidy. The majority of NRECA employees are truly engaged and look forward to coming to work each day.

    Cons

    Business casual attire is only approved in the summer. Telecommuting is allowed but some managers are still reluctant to fully embrace full time telecommuters. The organization is still somewhat smoke stacked by departments. There is very little movement of personnel and talent between departments and the synergies that could develop from those types of assignments do not occur. NRECA management is reluctant to deal with non performers. Consequently when mistakes are made in hiring or work performance of long time employees deteriorates it is years before the problem is addressed. As a result morale suffers in those departments with the non-performers sucking the energy from those who are totally engaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain focused on our members. Deal with performance problems quickly.

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