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30+ days ago

Training and Organizational Development Specialist

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Arlington, VA

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12 days ago

Human Resources Business Partner

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Arlington, VA

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30+ days ago

Member Communications Manager

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Arlington, VA

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30+ days ago

Director - Marketing, Advertising And Digital Strategy

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Arlington, VA

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15 days ago

Executive Compensation Advisor

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Arlington, VA

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20 days ago

Circulation and Business Development Manager

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Arlington, VA

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30+ days ago

Field Representative-Georgia and South Carolina

NRECA Arlington, VA

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30+ days ago

Executive Assistant - Insurance & Financial Services

NRECA Arlington, VA

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30+ days ago

Field Representative-Oklahoma and Kansas

NRECA Arlington, VA

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30+ days ago

Executive Assistant

NRECA Arlington, VA

At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members… Glassdoor


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NRECA Reviews

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Learned a lot of things to NOT do

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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Arlington, VA

    I worked at NRECA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pros: A core group of employees across the organization is passionate and committed. If you're looking for stability, this is your place. There are people at this association who have worked for no other company in their adult lives. The people who work at NRECA are exceptionally nice. Seeing people who care about you as a person makes going to work a little easier.

    Some managers care very deeply about their staff and about the work their staff is doing. If you are lucky enough to work with one of those managers, your experience can be vastly different than the guy's down the hall.

    If you want training and you are in the right department, you can advance your theoretical knowledge here.

    Cons

    Most people at NRECA do not pull even half their weight, which leaves a core group of employees working ridiculous hours, on weekends, on vacations. The number of managers is outrageous, and nothing gets done because those managers all expect the core group of employees to do all the projects simultaneously. That may be the case at many large companies, but it shouldn't be the case at a nonprofit association.

    NRECA has aggressively avoided updating its antiquated, proprietary systems and shunned technology as a means of doing business. Innovators who want to introduce new ideas are ridiculed, often publicly, for wanting to do things differently than they've been done before. In most departments, what little change that happens comes from offering ideas to senior management, letting them bastardize the idea and present it as their own, then doing whatever senior management says without question. Those employees who brave speaking up against those managers in meetings risk bullying by those managers, in front of their peers, and not getting assigned to good projects in the future.

    Most employees' skills rot at NRECA because no one, especially IT, is allowed to use the latest advancement in their fields. I've spoken to several former colleagues who have found it difficult to transition because we had no chance to apply relevant skills while at this association. There also is no real career plan for growth within the company. Advancement is through politicking and sometimes changing departments.

    When taking engagement surveys and external surveys such as Best Places to Work, several managers made it clear to their staffs that we were to express only positive opinions and that our performance reviews were based on our department's responses in such things. That happened before the new CEO arrived. Hopefully she can turn around the rampant bullying by senior management and refusal to accept negative feedback as a catalyst for change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace social media (such as this site) as a way to learn what people really think of your association. Stop hiding from negativity and thinking social media is to blame for feedback. Become part of the conversation.

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