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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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NRECA Reviews

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    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Repr
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    I have been working at NRECA full-time


    Benefits, Benefits, Benefits! :Paid Metro pass and 8-10k for college, on site Microsoft training, Paid Professional Memberships, a Pension (Yes a dying benefit) while also having a 401(k), Bike lockers, showers, a gym and towel service, a contribution to your retirmement medical expenses, and periodic socials, cookouts,.....
    Plus competitive salaries
    Management is improving under new CEO to be more transparent and everyone who has been promoted or put in place over the last year have been very good people.
    Great Collegues
    Nice offfice in a good location
    Hires older and diverse employees without hesitation if they have the skills for the job
    Provides good equipment and softward to do your job


    The biggest challenge is as has been getting everyone to work effectively together. NRECA is so large and serves so many different electric cooperative purposes that it's difficult. Many of the recent changes have been difficult because it meant layoffs, office moves, and uncertainty but the allignment makes sense form a strategic focus standpoint whereas in the past people were shuffled around to give a manager more responsibilitiy whether it made sense to combine these functions.
    Becase of all the different functions, NRECA has built out a large and complex web of legacy IT applications and functionality. Recently the websites, unter the new CEO's direction, were better organized and consolitated. The results were far superiod to the ad-hoc results of the past.
    Like any organization, there are still some managers who are not as strong as others that should probably be replaced. Some already have in the reorganization.
    Being promoted is a bit of a challenge but does and can happen. But really - who works for a non-profit anyway looking to make it big? It's a very nice qualify of life and certainly had many opportunities to learn and grow if you seek them out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The termoil during the transitions have create a lot of confusion and inefficiencies. Please try to make these as quick as possible if they are not already thorugh.

    Neutral Outlook
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NRECA Interviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
Updated Apr 23, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at NRECA in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied and received a call about two months later by a HR recruiter (Katina). I was initially impressed because the recruiter was so unusually friendly. When I came in for my interview, I was greeted by equally friendly HR members, who offered water and encouraged me to relax and be myself. The three people I met with were wonderful--very down to earth and genuinely nice people trying to gauge my experience and personality. The interview questions were typical, but they encouraged a lot of side conversation about where the company stood and what they really needed from the candidate. We connected well and I was offered a position within the week. I appreciated the process and people from start to finish.

    Interview Questions
    • The writing test - a bit lengthy but a thorough test of communication skills.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I set a good salary expectation that worked for my financial need. They met me where they could ($1500 less than desired salary) and I was fine with that
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

NRECA Awards & Accolades

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Best Companies for Workers Over 50, AARP, 2009
Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2009
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Headquarters Arlington, VA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1942
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Would it shock you to learn that consumer-owned cooperatives provide electricity to more than 42 million people in the US? The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is the cooperatives' voice in politics and policymaking. It publishes a monthly magazine and a weekly newspaper, sponsors conferences and seminars, and represents about 900 rural electric co-ops (from 47 states) in the US Congress and state legislatures. As the nation embraces investor-owned utilities, NRECA has been lobbying hard for more moderate approaches to deregulation in order to... More

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