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- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at National Rural Utilities Cooperative full-timePros
-The best part about working at CFC is the people. From the employees to the people you meet in the utility cooperative industry, the people I met while working at CFC were both kind and hard working.
-CFC has a beautiful building. Everything is maintained well and constantly cleaned. I looked forward to going to work in such a great environment. As you wind through the gate, you feel as though you are driving into an exclusive country club.
-Incredible pension plan
-Great annual bonus system that has all employees invested in the success of the company
-Low-stress work environmentCons
-Most of the employees have been at the company a very long time. Typically, I would say this is a positive. This is largely due to the great work environment, large number of vacation days, pension plan, and long-term incentive plan. Once a person has been at the company for five years, there are so many benefits it is hard to walk away from. The reason I list this as a negative is that new employees only get 10 vacation days annually and cannot participate in the long-term incentive plan or pension plan. The 401k match is not very high either.
-No work from home policy. I had to drive to and from work in some of the nastiest weather DC has ever seen this past winter. This is not a problem for long-tenured employees because they have plenty of days off. I on the other hand, was accruing 10 throughout the year.Advice to ManagementAdvice
This is a great company and management is doing a tremendous job in a challenging industry. My only advice would be to attempt to attract and keep young talent by increasing vacation days for new employees phasing them into the long-term incentive plan earlier. As I said, management is strong at this company and I fully anticipate they will continue to make strong improvements.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at National Rural Utilities Cooperative in September 2011.Interview Details
Excellent process, gatekeeper then series of four individual interviews including with human resources, direct report manage and two other managers. Met at headquarters, a new facility that has received national awards for its green approach. Locate in a fairly remote suburban area. Very quiet offices. All were great and I would enjoy working there with the exception of one officer that was predisposed in his decision. Good luck.Interview Questions
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Cooperation may work wonders on Sesame Street, but in the real world it takes money to pay the power bill. The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation provides financing and investment services for rural electrical and telephone projects throughout the US. The group is owned by some 1,500 member electric utility and telecommunications systems. National Rural supplements the government loans that traditionally have fueled rural electric utilities by selling commercial paper, medium-term notes, and collateral trust bonds to fund its loan programs. National...